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We found 6 retina specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Basic 103, a Multi-State Plan near Philadelphia, PA.

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Dr. William Joseph Foster Jr., PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3401 N Broad Street, Parkinson; 6th
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Foster is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Foster obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Duke University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Temple University Hospital (TUH) and Jeanes Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Imtiaz Manzoor Chaudhry, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Vitreoretinal Diseases
3401 North Broad Street; Parkinson, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Imtiaz Chaudhry is a medical specialist in surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Dr. Chaudhry is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Chaudhry (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Nazareth Hospital, Capital Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chaudhry's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Weiye Li, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
219 North Broad Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Weiye Li's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Li's residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, uveitis, and retinal detachment. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Li is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Uveitis, Retinal Detachment, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Carleton Reed, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
840 Walnut Street; Suite 1020
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Reed works as a retina specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Reed include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Reed completed his residency training at Jules Stein Eye Institute. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reed is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
Retina Service; Wills Eye Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Palena works as a retina specialist in Media, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Palena include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College for residency.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Nissman's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include the following: plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, Dr. Nissman attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Nissman is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery 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.