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
1370 E. Venice Avenue; Suite 201
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Richter's specialties are surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Medical College of Georgia and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Richter is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Main Campus.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Keye L Wong, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1370 Venice Avenue, E.; Suite 201
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Keye Wong's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Wong graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Wong is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Main Campus.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Michael Brandon Parrott, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Michael Parrott's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for 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 Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Parrott attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. John H Niffenegger, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1370 Venice Avenue; E., Suite 201
Venice, FL
 

Dr. John Niffenegger is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Sarasota, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Venice, FL. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. Dr. Niffenegger accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Niffenegger is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. William Mestrezat is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mestrezat completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Mestrezat is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mestrezat takes.

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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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