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Dr. Elizabeth R. Richter PH.D., M.D.
Specializes in Surgery, Vitreoretinal Diseases
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1370 E. Venice Avenue; Suite 201
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Richter, who practices in Sarasota, FL, Venice, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL, is a medical specialist in surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Richter's professional affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Main Campus. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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Keye L. Wong M.D.
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
average rating 4.66 stars (6 ratings)
1370 Venice Avenue, E.; Suite 201
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Keye Wong sees patients in Venice, FL, Sarasota, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Main Campus. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Wong average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Michael Brandon Parrott PH.D., M.D.
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
average rating 4.56 stars (8 ratings)
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Michael Parrott practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Parrott has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

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John H. Niffenegger MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
average rating 2.25 stars (1 rating)
1370 E. Venice Avenue; Suite 201
Venice, FL
 

Dr. John Niffenegger sees patients in Venice, FL, Sarasota, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Niffenegger takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Niffenegger trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
average rating 4.9 stars (8 ratings)
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. William Mestrezat is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Mestrezat completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider 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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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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