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John P. Myers M.D.
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5150 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. John Myers specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Pensacola, FL and Fort Walton Beach, FL. Dr. Myers is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at St. John's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Myers attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Robert WH Mason M.D.
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6190 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Robert Mason's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Mason honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Mason attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. He has received the distinction of Birmingham Super Doctors.

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Dr. Ryan M. Tarantola MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
average rating 3.66 stars (3 ratings)
5150 N. Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Ryan Tarantola specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Pensacola, FL. Dr. Tarantola's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Tarantola's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sacred Heart Hospital (Pensacola, FL) and Baptist Hospital, Pensacola.

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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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