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Dr. Arnold Fred Nothnagel Jr., DO
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4690 Munson Nw
Canton, OH
 

Dr. Arnold Nothnagel is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Nothnagel include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nothnagel trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for his residency. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Robert Edward Wenz, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4676 Douglas Circle
N.w. Canton, OH
 

Dr. Robert Wenz practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Canton, OH, Painesville, OH, and North W. Canton, OH. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wenz's areas of expertise include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wenz studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland for his residency. He is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Lake Health, and Mercy Hospital.

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

Dr. Mark Andrew Gersman, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Vitreoretinal Diseases
4676 Douglas Circle
N.w. Canton, OH
 

Dr. Mark Gersman is a physician who specializes in surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has indicated that his clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, UPMC Horizon, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Gersman accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gersman obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Macular Problems, Vitreous Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Sophia Ioannis Pachydaki, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4676 Douglas Circle
N.w. Canton, OH
 

Dr. Sophia Pachydaki is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Pachydaki's areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4676 Douglas Circle Nw
Canton, OH
 

Dr. Joseph Fammartino is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fammartino include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. He takes Medicare insurance.

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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.