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We found 3 retina specialists who accept Humana Platinum near New York, NY.

Tongalp Hasan Tezel MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases (Retina and Vitreous)
880 Third Avenue; CD Third Avenue Office
New York, NY
(212) 305-9535; (212) 305-6048

Dr. Tongalp Tezel is a retina specialist. Dr. Tezel (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Sign Language. Dr. Tezel's areas of expertise include macular degeneration, retinal detachment repair, and macular hole. Dr. Tezel's professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. 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. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tezel takes. Dr. Tezel has received professional recognition including the following: American Academy of Ophthalmology's Achievement Award; Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty Membership; and Listed, Best Doctors in America. Dr. Tezel welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Detached Retina Repair, Retina and Vitreous Surgery, Retinal Detachment, Retinal Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Yale Lloyd Fisher MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases (Retina and Vitreous)
460 Park Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
(212) 861-9797

Dr. Yale Fisher practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Fisher has indicated that his clinical interests include vitreous problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Fisher has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Fisher (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Diseases, Vitreo-Retinal Disease, Retinal Diseases, Retina/Vitreous Surgery, Macular ... (Read more)

Robison VP (Vernon) Paul Chan MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases (Retina and Vitreous)
1305 York Avenue; 11th Floor - Department of Ophthalmology
New York, NY
(646) 962-2540

Dr. Robison Chan's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). These areas are among his clinical interests: vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Chan honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Chan has received distinctions including Ronald G. Michels Foundation Fellowship; Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship; and American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award. Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Retina/Vitreous Surgery and Medical Retina

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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.