We found 5 retina specialists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near Venice, FL.

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Dr Elizabeth R Richter PHD MD
Specializes in Surgery, Vitreoretinal Diseases
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1370 E. Venice Avenue; Suite 201
Venice, FL

Dr. Elizabeth Richter is a surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Dr. Richter is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Main Campus. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Richter attended medical school at Medical College of Georgia. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Keye L Wong MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
Average rating 4.66 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
1370 Venice Avenue, E.; Suite 201
Venice, FL

Dr. Keye Wong is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Wong attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Main Campus.

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Dr Michael Brandon Parrott PHD MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
Average rating 4.56 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL

Dr. Michael Parrott practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute's residency program. Patient ratings for Dr. Parrott average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Parrott 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.

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John H Niffenegger MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
Average rating 2.25 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1370 E. Venice Avenue; Suite 201
Venice, FL

Dr. John Niffenegger is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Venice, FL, Sarasota, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. Dr. Niffenegger is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL

Dr. William Mestrezat is a retina specialist in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. Dr. Mestrezat graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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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