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Dr. Anthony Paul Andrews, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
550 Harrison Street; Suite 340
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Andrews is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Andrews is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Upstate University Hospital and Crouse Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Dr. Rajeev Kumar Seth, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
800 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. Rajeev Seth sees patients in Syracuse, NY, Vestal, NY, and Watertown, NY. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Seth's professional affiliations include Upstate University Hospital and Crouse Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Seth (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
800 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. Jamin Brown practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Syracuse, NY, Vestal, NY, and Watertown, NY. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Brown's hospital/clinic affiliations include Upstate University Hospital and Crouse Hospital.

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Dr. Bryan Kyle Rutledge, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3107 E Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. Bryan Rutledge practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Rutledge's medical residency was performed at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. In his practice, Dr. Rutledge focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rutledge accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Upstate University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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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.