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Dr. Kevin Jay Blinder, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1009 42nd Street; Suite 3
Mount Vernon, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Blinder is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Dr. Blinder's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Missouri Health System's residency program. Dr. Blinder's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Daniel Paul Joseph, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1009 42nd Street; Suite 3
Mount Vernon, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Joseph practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Joseph is professionally affiliated with SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Joseph at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Joseph accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Gaurav K Shah, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1009 42nd Street; Suite 3
Mt. Vernon, IL
 

Dr. Gaurav Shah practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Shah attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is conversant in Gujarati. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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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