We found 6 retina specialists who accept Medicare near Cuyahoga Falls, OH.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Lamkin's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Lamkin has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patient ratings for Dr. Lamkin average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Lamkin attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received professional recognition including the following: Thomas Heed Fellow In Ophthalmology. and Cleveland Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Donald Stephens' area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Stephens is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Stephens speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Akron General Medical Center, St. Thomas Hospital, and UH Parma Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Trauma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Thomas Tsai works as a retina specialist. Dr. Tsai's clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He trained 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 for residency. Dr. Tsai has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Joseph Michael Coney, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
690 White Pond Drive; Suite 120
Akron, OH
 

Dr. Joseph Coney is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Coney has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patient ratings for Dr. Coney average 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coney honors.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Nicole Beharry is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Beharry studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Geisinger Medical Center.

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

Dr. Thomas Hull, who practices in Akron, OH and Cuyahoga Falls, OH, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hull include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dr. Hull performed his residency at Summa Akron City Hospital. He is an in-network provider for 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.