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

Dr. Arnold Nothnagel's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Nothnagel is in-network for 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 vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Canton, OH, Painesville, OH, and North W. Canton, OH. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is especially interested in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. Dr. Wenz accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's areas of specialization are surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Gersman's areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, UPMC Horizon, and Mercy Hospital. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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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 physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Pachydaki include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Pachydaki attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. She is conversant in French. Dr. Pachydaki is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Stephen Michael Conti, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4676 Douglas Circle
N.w. Canton, OH
 

Dr. Stephen Conti's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Conti takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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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). His clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Fammartino completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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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.