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We found 7 retina specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Basic 103, a Multi-State Plan near Philadelphia, PA.

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

Dr. William Foster works as a retina specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Temple University Hospital (TUH) and Jeanes Hospital. Dr. Foster graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Duke University Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Benjamin Bloom's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Bloom include macular degeneration, cataract surgery, and vitreous problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Bloom trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Lankenau Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Retina Problems, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Weiye Li sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). For his professional training, Dr. Li completed a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Li include macular degeneration, uveitis, and retinal detachment. Dr. Li is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. He is affiliated with 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. Imtiaz Manzoor Chaudhry, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Vitreoretinal Diseases
3401 North Broad Street; Parkinson, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Imtiaz Chaudhry is a surgeon and retina specialist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Chaudhry attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Dr. Chaudhry (or staff) is conversant in 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. Steven Andrew Nissman, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Nissman is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Nissman focuses on plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Nissman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Phoenixville Hospital. Before performing his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, Dr. Nissman attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. David Reed specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Reed include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Reed has a closed panel. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jules Stein Eye Institute.

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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 is a retina specialist. Patients gave Dr. Palena an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Palena include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Palena trained at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College for his residency.

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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.