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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's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Pollack's clinical interests: macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pollack is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Pollack (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. 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: Eye Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jason Slakter specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. His clinical interests include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Slakter is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Slakter (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Slakter is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Slakter has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems

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

Dr. David Berman is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). The average patient rating for Dr. Berman is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Berman has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; Best Doctor, Castle-Connolly Medical; and Best Doctor, NY Magazine. Dr. Berman (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Freund is a retina specialist. Dr. Freund studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He is especially interested in macular degeneration. Dr. Freund accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Freund (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Freund's practice is open to 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 is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Dr. Sheindlin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Haitian Creole. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheindlin include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Sheindlin completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Michael Engelbert works as a retina specialist in New York, NY, White Plains, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Engelbert has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute. Dr. Engelbert has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Engelbert (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Sign Language. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Carol Miyoung Lee, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
530 1st Avenue; Suite 3b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Carol Lee is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She works in New York, NY. Dr. Lee attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include uveitis, retina surgery, and diabetic retinopathy. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lee is professionally 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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Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
460 Park Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Sorenson is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sorenson attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinction: 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 is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Aizman has a special interest in macular degeneration, uveitis, and retina surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Aizman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Aizman is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Richard Spaide specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Spaide include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Spaide honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Spaide trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Spaide (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian.

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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 vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Yannuzzi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Yannuzzi is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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. James Klancnik is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in New York, NY, Harrison, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Klancnik has indicated that his clinical interests include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Klancnik has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Klancnik (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. He is 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 is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and Harrison, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Barbazetto (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. She is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Barbazetto completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Barbazetto is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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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 specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in New York, NY. Dr. Modi is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Modi trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He is 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.