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We found 13 retina specialists who accept Aetna Indemnity near New York, NY.

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 highly by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Berman honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst. Before completing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Berman attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Berman include: New York Super Doctors; Best Doctor, Castle-Connolly Medical; and Best Doctor, NY Magazine. In addition to English, Dr. Berman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Berman's hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Problems, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Retinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Aryeh Pollack works as a retina specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Pollack is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pollack honors. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Pollack has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Pollack (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. His professional 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, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, ... (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 works as a retina specialist. Dr. Slakter has indicated that his clinical interests include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Slakter is open to new patients. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute for residency. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Slakter (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian.

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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 is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He has a special interest in macular degeneration. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Freund is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Freund has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Freund (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration

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

Dr. Jonathan Sheindlin is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Sheindlin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Haitian Creole. He has a special interest in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Sheindlin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Problems, 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 vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Engelbert at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Engelbert include macular degeneration, retinoblastoma, and diabetic retinopathy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Engelbert include: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Engelbert (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Sign Language. 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: Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy, Eye Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Injuries, Eye ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Spaide is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. In his practice, Dr. Spaide focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Spaide takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Spaide (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. His professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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 practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Lee's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lee include uveitis, retina surgery, and diabetic retinopathy. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. She 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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Dr. Lawrence Anthony Yannuzzi, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
460 Park Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Yannuzzi is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Yannuzzi's residency was performed at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Yannuzzi has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He 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. John Sorenson works as a retina specialist. Dr. Sorenson (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. In his practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Sorenson is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sorenson has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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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). Dr. Aizman has indicated that his clinical interests include macular degeneration, uveitis, and retina surgery. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Aizman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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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 is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of clinical interest consist of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Klancnik is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Klancnik's residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Klancnik (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She works in New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and Harrison, NY. She is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barbazetto takes. She attended medical school at the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Barbazetto trained at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Barbazetto (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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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.