We found 7 retina specialists who accept BlueOptions near Port Charlotte, FL.

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Dr. Elizabeth R Richter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Vitreoretinal Diseases
3280 Tamiami Trail; Suite 41
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Richter practices surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Sarasota, FL, Venice, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. She is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Main Campus. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richter accepts. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Richter attended medical school at Medical College of Georgia.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Keye L Wong, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3280 Tamiami Trail; Suite 41
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Keye Wong practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Main Campus.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Paul A Raskauskas, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Paul Raskauskas is a retina specialist in Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL, and Naples, FL. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Raskauskas's training includes a residency program at Wills Eye Institute. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Avtar Tom Ghuman, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Vitreoretinal Diseases
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Avtar Ghuman is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL, and Naples, FL. Dr. Ghuman studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghuman has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Ashish Govind Sharma, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Ashish Sharma's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Kresge Eye Institute.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. John H Niffenegger, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3280 Tamiami Trail, Suite 41; Promenades Mall
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. John Niffenegger is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Sarasota, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Venice, FL. Dr. Niffenegger is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Niffenegger attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Glenn L Wing, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Glenn Wing works as a retina specialist. Dr. Wing accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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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