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We found 14 retina specialists who accept Aetna Indemnity near New York, NY.

Dr. Aryeh Leib Pollack, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
345 East 37th Street; Suite 212
New York, NY
 

Dr. Aryeh Pollack is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pollack include macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. Dr. Pollack honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Pollack graduated from Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Pollack (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Eye Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical ... (Read more)

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Dr. David H Berman, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
185 Montague Street; Penthouse Suite
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. David Berman's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Berman honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Berman is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Kings County Hospital Center's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; Best Doctor, Castle-Connolly Medical; and Best Doctor, NY Magazine. Dr. Berman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy

Dr. Jason Scott Slakter, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
460 Park Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jason Slakter's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before completing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, Dr. Slakter attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Slakter include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Slakter has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Slakter (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. His professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems

Dr. Kenneth Bailey Freund, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
460 Park Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kenneth Freund works as a retina specialist in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Freund (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. In his practice, Dr. Freund focuses on macular degeneration. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freund takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Retina Problems

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Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
586 President Street; # B
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Sheindlin works as a retina specialist. Dr. Sheindlin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Haitian Creole. Dr. Sheindlin's areas of clinical interest consist of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Sheindlin studied medicine at New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Sheindlin completed a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Carol Miyoung Lee, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
530 1st Avenue; Suite 3b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Carol Lee's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Lee's areas of clinical interest consist of uveitis, retina surgery, and diabetic retinopathy. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lee is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Laser Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Retina Surgery, Vitrectomy, Vitreoretinal Surgical ... (Read more)

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Dr. Michael Engelbert, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
460 Park Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Engelbert is a retina specialist in New York, NY, White Plains, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Engelbert include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Engelbert is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. After attending Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Engelbert completed his residency training at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Engelbert (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Sign Language.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Richard Frederick Spaide, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
460 Park Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Richard Spaide's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Spaide is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Spaide has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Spaide (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Lawrence Anthony Yannuzzi, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
460 Park Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Yannuzzi is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Yannuzzi takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
460 Park Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Sorenson is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Sorenson include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Sorenson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Sorenson has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Sorenson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Alexander Aizman, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
101 Broadway; Suite 201
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Alexander Aizman sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests include macular degeneration, uveitis, and retina surgery. Dr. Aizman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Aizman has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Aizman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Eye Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Retina Surgery

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Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
460 Park Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. James Klancnik sees patients in New York, NY, Harrison, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. In Dr. Klancnik's practice, he is particularly interested in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Klancnik has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Klancnik (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
460 Park Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Irene Barbazetto's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barbazetto graduated from the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Barbazetto (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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Dr. Yasha S Modi, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
240 East 38th Street; 13th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Yasha Modi is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Modi honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Modi is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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What are Vitreoretinal Diseases?

Vitreoretinal disease, or vitreoretinal surgery, is a subspecialty of ophthalmology that focuses on the surgical care of the back of the eye, or the retina. The retina is the layer of nerve tissue at the rear of the eye that senses light and is responsible for vision. Connected to the retina is a thick, clear gel called vitreous. In order to perform surgery on the retina, the vitreous must sometimes be removed. Doctors who can operate on these incredibly delicate parts of the eye are called vitreoretinal surgeons.

Some of the eye conditions that a vitreoretinal surgeon might treat include:
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinal detachment or tears
  • Macular holes
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Retinoblastomas

During vitreoretinal surgery, small incisions are made in the white of the eye, and very tiny instruments are inserted. The surgeon uses a microscope to treat the areas needed deep within the eye. In some procedures, a gas bubble is injected into the eye to apply pressure to the retina and keep it in place while it heals. If this is the case, you may be asked to lie face down for a few days after surgery. Eye drops containing antibiotics and other medications are also commonly prescribed.

Vitreoretinal diseases can be a serious threat to your vision. In many cases, vitreoretinal surgery can ensure you are able to see well into the future.