We found 5 retina specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Plymouth, MA.

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Dr. Tina Scheufele Scheufele, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Tina Cleary's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She is conversant in German. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cleary include macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Cleary is affiliated with Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Cleary average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cleary honors. She has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Gamma Chapters; Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholarship; and Award. Dr. Cleary welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Vitreous ... (Read more)

Dr. Chirag P Shah, MPH, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Chirag Shah works as a retina specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. He is open to new patients. Dr. Shah studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute and Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Shah has received the following distinctions: American Academy of Ophthalmology Secretariat Award and Ronald Michels Retina Fellowship Award. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Retinal ... (Read more)

Dr. David Carleton Reed, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. David Reed's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests encompass retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Reed attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Reed include: American Board of Ophthalmology Exam, 99th percentile; Resident Research Award, Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA; and Academic Excellence Award, The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems

Dr. Jeffrey S Heier, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Heier's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Heier's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Heier include diabetic retinopathy. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Heier has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center. Dr. Heier has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; President, Ctr for Eye Research and Education; and Honor Award, American Academy Of Ophth.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retina Problems, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Michael Morley, who practices in Boston, MA, West Yarmouth, MA, and Sandwich, MA, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute for residency. In his practice, Dr. Morley focuses on macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. Patient ratings for Dr. Morley average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morley accepts. His distinctions include: Humanism In Medicine Award Nominee Harvard Medical School; Fulbright Specialist Program; and Aids Action Committee Award. Dr. Morley is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Morley is open to new patients.

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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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