We found 5 retina specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Basic 103, a Multi-State Plan near Philadelphia, PA.

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

Dr. David Reed's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Reed include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Reed graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jules Stein Eye Institute. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Reed include: American Board of Ophthalmology Exam, 99th percentile; Resident Research Award, Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA; and Academic Excellence Award, The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Reed has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems

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

Dr. William Foster is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Philadelphia, PA. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Foster completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Duke University Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is affiliated with Temple University Hospital (TUH) and Jeanes Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Benjamin Harris Bloom, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
Two Penn Boulevard; Suite 117
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Benjamin Bloom works as a retina specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, cataract surgery, and vitreous problems. Dr. Bloom's professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Lankenau Medical Center. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Bloom is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Weiye Li's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is professionally affiliated with Drexel Medicine. Dr. Li is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. Dr. Li speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Uveitis, Retinal Detachment, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Peter Palena, who practices in Media, PA and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palena accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Palena attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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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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