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We found 4 retina specialists who accept Blue Advantage Plus Gold 101 near Syracuse, NY.

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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 clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Before performing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Andrews attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Andrews is professionally affiliated with Upstate University Hospital and Crouse Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Seth trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. His clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Seth is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Seth (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Upstate University Hospital and Crouse Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Upstate University Hospital and Crouse Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Brown attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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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) in Syracuse, NY and Watertown, NY. Dr. Rutledge's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Upstate University Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Rutledge attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for residency.

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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.