We found 7 retina specialists who accept Great-West Healthcare Open Access near Saint Peters, MO.

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Dr. Thomas K Krummenacher, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5770 Mexico Road; Suite D
St. Peters, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Krummenacher is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Krummenacher attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Krummenacher average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Krummenacher honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Nicholas Earl Engelbrecht, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5770 Mexico Road; Suite D
St. Peters, MO
 

Dr. Nicholas Engelbrecht's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Engelbrecht's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital (St. Louis, MO), St. Luke's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Matthew Anthony Thomas, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5650 Mexico Road; Suite 7
St. Peters, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Thomas works as a retina specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Thomas graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. In addition to English, he speaks French. His professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Kevin Jay Blinder, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5770 Mexico Road; Suite D
St. Peters, MO
 

Dr. Kevin Blinder specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Blinder's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Blinder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital (St. Louis, MO), and St. Luke's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Daniel Paul Joseph, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5770 Mexico Road; Suite D
St. Peters, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Joseph's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His hospital/clinic affiliations include SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital (St. Louis, MO), St. Luke's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Joseph's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patient reviews placed him 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. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Bradley Thomas Smith, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5770 Mexico Road; Suite D
St. Peters, MO
 

Dr. Bradley Smith's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His professional affiliations include SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital (St. Louis, MO), St. Louis Children's Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Smith is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Gaurav K Shah, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5770 Mexico Road; Suite D
Saint Peters, MO
 

Dr. Gaurav Shah is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Shah trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He speaks Gujarati.

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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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