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

Dr. Arnold Nothnagel is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Canton, OH and North W. Canton, OH. Dr. Nothnagel is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Nothnagel include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He takes Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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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 is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wenz include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. His professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Lake Health, and Mercy Hospital. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, Dr. Wenz attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Wenz is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wenz takes.

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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 practices surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gersman include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gersman trained at Ohio State University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, UPMC Horizon, and Mercy Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Pachydaki is affiliated with Mercy Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. In addition to English, Dr. Pachydaki speaks French.

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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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Fammartino include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center 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.