We found 6 retina specialists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Boynton Beach, FL.

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Dr. Lawrence S Halperin, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8190 Jog Road; #250
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Halperin specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Oakland Park, FL, Delray Beach, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. Dr. Halperin graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. Dr. Halperin honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Darin Ryan Goldman, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8190 Jog Road; Suite 250
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Darin Goldman, who practices in Wellington, FL, Boynton Beach, FL, and Delray Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Goldman performed his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Randy Steven Katz, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1717 Woolbright Road
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Randy Katz is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include retina surgery. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health. Dr. Katz studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Katz accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Katz include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Retina Surgery, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Barry S Taney, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8190 Jog Road; Suite 250
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Barry Taney, who practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Boca Raton, FL, and Boynton Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Taney's clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point and Holy Cross Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taney honors. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Taney's distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Deval Dinesh Joshi, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
10075 S Jog Road; Suite 203
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Deval Joshi is a retina specialist. He is affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Joshi graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Joseph T Nezgoda, MBA, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1717 Woolbright Road
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Nezgoda works as a retina specialist in West Palm Beach, FL, Boynton Beach, FL, and Wellington, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Nezgoda completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, 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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