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

Dr. Norman Saffra is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Brooklyn, NY, Hewlett, NY, and Hewlwtt, NY. Dr. Saffra's clinical interests include hemifacial spasm, nystagmus, and type 2 diabetes. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Saffra is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Maimonides Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Saffra (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Dr. Saffra is professionally affiliated with New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Glaucoma Surgery, Cellulitis, Contact Dermatitis, Cataract Surgery, Fractures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kenneth Freund practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Freund graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. In his practice, he is particularly interested in macular degeneration. Dr. Freund takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He has received the distinction of 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. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Retina Problems, Vitreous Problems

Gaetano Barile, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
210 East 64 Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gaetano Barile practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in New York, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Barile studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Barile trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute for residency. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Kurt Jackson's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. Dr. Jackson honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Jackson (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
20 W 13th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Khadem is a retina specialist. Dr. Khadem studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khadem include macular degeneration, retina surgery, and diabetic retinopathy. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khadem accepts. Dr. Khadem (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Dr. Khadem is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retina Surgery, Vitreous Problems, ... (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). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gentile's clinical interests include macular degeneration, retinal detachment repair, and retinal detachment. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Dr. Gentile is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: 23rd Annual Meeting 2005 Rhett Buckler Award 7th Annual ASRS Film Festival; Best Doctors New York Magazine; and NIH Summer Research Fellowship Award. Dr. Gentile has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Michael Cooney is a retina specialist. These areas are among Dr. Cooney's clinical interests: macular degeneration, eye surgery, and uveitis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Cooney has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Cooney (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE), and NYU Langone.

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Clinical interests: Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy, Eye Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic ... (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. His areas of clinical interest consist of macular degeneration, eye surgery, and uveitis. Dr. Pollack's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Pollack completed residency programs 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) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE), and NYU Langone. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pollack's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Tongalp Tezel is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Tezel is a graduate of Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tezel include macular degeneration, retinal detachment repair, and macular hole. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Vytra are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tezel honors. Dr. Tezel's distinctions include: Listed, Best Doctors in America; American Academy of Ophthalmology's Achievement Award; and Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty Membership. In addition to English, Dr. Tezel (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Sign Language. Dr. Tezel is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Dr. Tezel is open to new patients.

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

William Schiff, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
210 East 64th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. William Schiff's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schiff studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for his residency. Dr. Schiff has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Schiff (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Schiff's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and Northwell Health Physician Partners. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Yale Fisher's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Fisher (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. Fisher include vitreous problems. Dr. Fisher is affiliated with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Palm Beach Gardens and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Fisher obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Royce Welford Shen Ws Chen, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
15 West 65th Street Office; 15 West 65th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Royce Chen is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Chen completed his residency training at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute. His clinical interests include macular degeneration, macular hole, and diabetic retinopathy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Chen has received include New York Rising Stars; NYC Super Doctors Rising Star; and American Society of Retina Specialists Ambassador to the AAO Mid-Year Forum. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Chen is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. David Berman practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Berman completed a residency program at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Berman's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berman's distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Best Doctor, Castle-Connolly Medical; and Best Doctor, NY Magazine. Dr. Berman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Berman's hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull. 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. Jason Scott Slakter, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
460 Park Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jason Slakter sees patients in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Slakter 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) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, North Shore University Hospital - Main Facility, and NYU Langone. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Lauren Kallina is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kallina accepts. Dr. Kallina attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Kallina (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Russian. Dr. Kallina's hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
156 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mrinali Gupta works as a retina specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. These areas are among her clinical interests: macular degeneration, macular hole, and retinal detachment repair. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. Dr. Gupta is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Retinal Detachment Repair, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Problems, Macular ... (Read more)

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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.
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