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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 professionally affiliated with Temple University Hospital (TUH) and Jeanes Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Foster attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Duke University Medical Center.

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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 specialist in surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Dr. Chaudhry is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Chaudhry (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Nazareth Hospital, Capital Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). Dr. Chaudhry's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Weiye Li is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has indicated that his clinical interests include macular degeneration, uveitis, and retinal detachment. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Li completed a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Li speaks 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's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a special interest in retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Reed has a closed panel. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency 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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Palena is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College.

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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 is a retina specialist in Plymouth Meeting, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Plymouth Mtg, PA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nissman obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. He 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.