We found 5 retina specialists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO 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 practices surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Sarasota, FL, Venice, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richter accepts. She attended Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Main Campus.

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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 retina specialist in Venice, FL, Sarasota, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. Patients rated Dr. Wong highly, giving him an average of 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Wong attended Rush Medical College for medical school. His 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) in Gainesville, FL, Lake City, FL, and Ocala, FL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Parrott is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute's residency program.

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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 sees patients in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Mestrezat attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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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