We found 6 retina specialists who accept BlueOptions Essential Health S1400 near Bradenton, FL.

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Dr Paul Edgar Runge MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
201 4th Avenue E; Suite 3
Bradenton, FL

Dr. Paul Runge sees patients in Sarasota, FL and Bradenton, FL. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sarasota Memorial Main Campus and Tampa General Hospital (TGH). Dr. Runge honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Flinders University School of Medicine and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program.

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Dr Elizabeth R Richter PHD MD
Specializes in Surgery, Vitreoretinal Diseases
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1509 53rd Avenue West
Bradenton, FL

Dr. Elizabeth Richter is a surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Dr. Richter is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Main Campus. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Richter attended medical school at Medical College of Georgia. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Anita R Shane MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (22 ratings)
217 Manatee Avenue E
Bradenton, FL

Dr. Anita Shane sees patients in Bradenton, FL. Her medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Patient ratings for Dr. Shane average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shane accepts.

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Dr Joshua Mali MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
6002 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL

Dr. Joshua Mali works as a retina specialist. After attending West Virginia University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Albany Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mali takes.

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Waldemar Torres MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
426 Manatee Avenue W
Bradenton, FL

Dr. Waldemar Torres is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Torres graduated from Ponce School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center.

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Katia E Taba MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
6002 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL

Dr. Katia Taba's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Taba completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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