We found 5 retina specialists who accept Medicare near Cuyahoga Falls, OH.

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Dr. Donald Charles Stephens III, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
518 West Avenue
Tallmadge, OH
 

Dr. Donald Stephens' specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Stephens completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Akron General Medical Center, St. Thomas Hospital, and UH Parma Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
650 Graham Road; Suite 103
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
 

Dr. Thomas Hull is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Akron, OH. He studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hull completed a residency program at Summa Akron City Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Hull include eye problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hull takes Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems, Eye Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
650 Graham Road; Suite 103
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
 

Dr. Jeffrey Lamkin's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). The average patient rating for Dr. Lamkin is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Medina Hospital. Dr. Lamkin accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Lamkin trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
650 Graham Road; Suite 103
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
 

Dr. Thomas Tsai is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has indicated that his clinical interests include eye problems. Dr. Tsai accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Tsai's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Medina Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems, Eye Problems

Dr. Nicole C Beharry, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
518 West Avenue
Tallmadge, OH
 

Dr. Nicole Beharry works as a retina specialist. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Geisinger Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Beharry is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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.
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