We found 52 retina specialists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield 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). His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Patient ratings for Dr. Berman average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. 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 the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Berman is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Ronald Concetto Gentile, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
310 East 14th Street; Suite 319s
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ronald Gentile specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in New York, NY. He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in macular degeneration, retinal detachment repair, and retinal detachment. Dr. Gentile is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gentile honors. He welcomes new patients. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Gentile completed his residency training at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gentile include: New York Super Doctors; Top Ophthalmologist in Manhasset, NY International Association of Ophthalmologists (IAO); and 15th Premere Ragusani nel Mondo. In addition to English, Dr. Gentile speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Retinal Detachment Repair, Retinal Detachment, Eye Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Norman A Saffra, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
902 49th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Norman Saffra works as a retina specialist in Brooklyn, NY and Hewlett, NY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Saffra is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Saffra trained at Maimonides Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Saffra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. His professional affiliations include New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Maimonides Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Trauma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Dr. Tongalp Hasan Tezel, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
880 Third Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Tongalp Tezel specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tezel include macular degeneration, retinal detachment repair, and macular hole. Dr. Tezel is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Tezel performed Dr. Tezel's residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Tezel's distinctions include: Listed, Best Doctors in America; American Academy of Ophthalmology's Achievement Award; and Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty Membership. Dr. Tezel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Sign Language. Dr. Tezel is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Dr. Tezel's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Research, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Cancer, Eye Problems, Retina ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Aryeh Pollack's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pollack include macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. Dr. Pollack's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. Dr. Pollack has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Pollack (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. 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: 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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Slakter focuses on retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Slakter is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Slakter (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Slakter is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems

Dr. Kurt Thomas Jackson, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6121 Kennedy Boulevard; 1st Floor
North Bergen, NJ
 

Dr. Kurt Jackson's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Jackson studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His training includes residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Jackson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Stanley Chang, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
880 Third Avenue (e 53rd Street); Flanzer Suite
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stanley Chang, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang include macular problems, cancer, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Chang is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Chang attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; Claes H. Dohlman Lecture, Mass. Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.; and Jules Stein Lecture, Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA.. Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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Dr. Srilaxmi Bearelly, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
880 Third Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Srilaxmi Bearelly practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in New York, NY. Her clinical interests include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. Dr. Bearelly is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. She has received the following distinctions: One of America's Top Doctors; Robert L. Burch III Scholar, Columbia University; and NIH/NEI K12 and K23 Mentored Career Development Awards. Dr. Bearelly (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Bearelly is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Yale Lloyd Fisher, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
460 Park Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Yale Fisher is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Fisher (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Russian. His areas of expertise consist of vitreous problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Fisher attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Fisher honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Imaging Procedures, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kenneth Freund is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is especially interested in macular degeneration. Dr. Freund is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Freund's practice is open to new patients. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute for residency. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Freund (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration

Dr. Francis E Cangemi, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
600 Pavonia Avenue; Floor 4
Jersey City, NJ
 

Dr. Francis Cangemi's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Cangemi focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Cangemi is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center, Valley Health System, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Before completing his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Mayo Clinic, and Boston Medical Center, Dr. Cangemi attended medical school at New York Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Bergen County Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Gary M Glickman, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
185 Canal Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gary Glickman practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Glickman has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Glickman attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Glickman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Michael Jude Cooney, MBA, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
460 Park Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Cooney practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and Harrison, NY. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Cooney attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, uveitis, and retinoblastoma. Dr. Cooney is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Cooney has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Cooney (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Lauren A Kallina, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
7 Gramercy Park
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lauren Kallina is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Her areas of expertise include the following: comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Kallina accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Healthfirst, and more. She studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. She trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for her residency. Dr. Kallina (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Russian. Dr. Kallina is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sangwoo Lee practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a special interest in diplopia (double vision), comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eye syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. Dr. Lee honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Lee attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish.

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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.