We found 7 retina specialists who accept BlueOptions Essential Health S1400 near Bradenton, FL.

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Dr. Paul Edgar Runge, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
201 4th Avenue E; Suite 3
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Paul Runge is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Flinders University School of Medicine, Dr. Runge completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. His professional affiliations include Sarasota Memorial Main Campus and Tampa General Hospital (TGH).

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Elizabeth R Richter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Vitreoretinal Diseases
1509 53rd Avenue West
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Richter's specialties are surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Medical College of Georgia and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Richter is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Main Campus.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Waldemar Torres- Carlo, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
426 Manatee Avenue W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Waldemar Torres' specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Torres is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Dr. Torres attended Ponce School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Anita R Shirodkar, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
217 Manatee Avenue E; Suite E
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Anita Shane is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patient reviews placed Dr. Shane at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Shane attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school.

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Dr. Joshua O Mali, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6002 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Mali's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Mali honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Albany Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Shaminder Singh Bhullar, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1911 Manatee Avenue E; Suite 101
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Shaminder Bhullar works as a retina specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Main Campus, Manatee Memorial Hospital, and Blake Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Dr. Katia E Taba, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6002 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Katia Taba specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Taba's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is in-network for 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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Clinical interests: 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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