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

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Dr. Elizabeth R. Richter PH.D., M.D.
Specializes in Surgery, Vitreoretinal Diseases
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
3280 Tamiami Trail; Suite 41
Port Charlotte, 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)
3280 Tamiami Trail; Suite 41
Port Charlotte, 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. Paul A. Raskauskas M.D.
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
average rating 4.5 stars (6 ratings)
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Paul Raskauskas works as a retina specialist. Dr. Raskauskas is rated highly by his patients. He accepts 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 Duke University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Dr. Avtar T. Ghuman MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Vitreoretinal Diseases
average rating 3.75 stars (2 ratings)
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Avtar Ghuman, who practices in Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL, and Naples, FL, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Ghuman attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Dr. Ashish G. Sharma MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Ashish Sharma specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL, and Naples, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at Kresge Eye Institute, Dr. Sharma attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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John H. Niffenegger MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
average rating 2.25 stars (1 rating)
3280 Tamiami Trail, Suite 41; Promenades Mall
Port Charlotte, 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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Dr. Glenn L. Wing M.D.
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Glenn Wing specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Dr. Wing has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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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