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Arnold F Nothnagel DO
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4690 Munson Nw
Canton, OH

Dr. Arnold Nothnagel's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Nothnagel is affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Dr Robert Edward Wenz MD
Specializes in Surgery, Vitreoretinal Diseases
Average rating 4.62 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
4676 Douglas Circle
N.w. Canton, OH

Dr. Robert Wenz practices surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patient reviews placed Dr. Wenz at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Wenz trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Lake Health, and UPMC Horizon.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachment

Dr Mark Andrew Gersman MD
Specializes in Surgery, Vitreoretinal Diseases
4676 Douglas Circle
N.w. Canton, OH

Dr. Mark Gersman is a physician who specializes in surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Gersman is especially interested in eye problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Gersman's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, Hillcrest Hospital, and UPMC Horizon.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4676 Douglas Circle Nw
Canton, OH

Dr. Joseph Fammartino's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Fammartino is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fammartino completed a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4676 Douglas Circle Nw
Canton, OH

Dr. Deepam Rusia's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Rusia include eye problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rusia obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Rusia is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Clinical interests: Eye 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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