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Dr. Thomas Charles Spoor, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
3400 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 200, Office of Thomas Spoor Md
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Spoor's area of specialization is ophthalmic plastic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of eyelid surgery, restylane, and laser treatment. Dr. Spoor accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Dr. Keye Luc Wong, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3920 Bee Ridge Road; Building D
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Keye Wong is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Wong graduated from Rush Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Wong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Elizabeth R Richter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Vitreoretinal Diseases
3920 Bee Ridge Road; Building D
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Richter is a physician who specializes in surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Richter attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Oren Zev Plous, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1961 Floyd Stree; Suite B
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Oren Plous is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Plous is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Kresge Eye Institute's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis, vitreous problems

All Interests: Uveitis, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Paul Edgar Runge, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1700 S Tuttle Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Paul Runge sees patients in Sarasota, FL and Bradenton, FL. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His professional affiliations include Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Tampa General Hospital (TGH). Before performing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Runge attended Flinders University School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Runge highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Runge is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1219 S. East Avenue; #105
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Schwartz's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Schwartz attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cornea Problems

Dr. John P Fezza, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
2601 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. John Fezza sees patients in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Fezza trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Fezza's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, birthmark removal, and dermabrasion. Dr. Fezza's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Scott Edward Silverman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8380 N Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Scott Silverman works as an ophthalmologist in Bradenton, FL and Sarasota, FL. In his practice, Dr. Silverman focuses on strabismus. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Silverman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Doheny Eye Institute. Dr. Silverman has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Jody Gottlieb Abrams, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3400 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 200
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Jody Abrams is an ophthalmologist in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Abrams average 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abrams honors. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. Abrams is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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All Interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Melvin Chia Chen, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3400 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 200
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Melvin Chen specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Chen is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Medical Center's residency program. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1700 S Tuttle Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Robert Snyder is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Snyder honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1857 Floyd Street
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hegleh is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Maryland General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hegleh accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems, cataracts

All Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataracts

Dr. Paul Anderson Brannan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
5310 Clark Road; Suite 106
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Paul Brannan's area of specialization is ophthalmic plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brannan include eyelid retraction repair, radiesse, and mohs surgery. Dr. Brannan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Doctors Hospital. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Patients gave Dr. Brannan an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Joshua Omeed Mali, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2111 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Mali works as a retina specialist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Mali is professionally affiliated with Albany Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Albany Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1428 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Michael Lamensdorf's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is especially interested in cataracts. Dr. Lamensdorf is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Lamensdorf honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts

Dr. Cathleen Mae McCabe, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2111 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Cathleen McCabe is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. McCabe average 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. McCabe focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. McCabe is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

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What are Eye Problems?

Almost every moment that we are awake, we rely on our eyes to navigate and interact with the world around us. But we rarely give our eyes much thought. The truth is, the eyes are amazing, complex and delicate organs. Millions of people every year have problems with their eyes. Some of the most common eye problems are refractive disorders, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and cataracts.

Refractive disorders happen when the shape of your eye doesn’t let you focus very precisely. You might be myopic (nearsighted), hyperopic (farsighted), or have an astigmatism, which is a focus problem caused by the cornea. Refractive disorders can be corrected by glasses or contacts.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. It happens when fluid pressure builds up within the eye and damages the optic nerve. It is treated with medications and surgery.

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. The retina is tissue at the back of the eye that is filled with numerous, tiny blood vessels. When diabetes damages these delicate blood vessels, they burst or leak, leading to blind spots and blurred vision. Diabetic retinopathy can be treated with laser therapy and surgery, but often vision cannot be restored.

Macular degeneration is common in older adults. The macula is the central part of the retina and is responsible for crisp center vision. Over time, the cells in the macula begin to die, making central vision blurry. An early symptom of macular degeneration is that straight lines appear wavy.

Cataracts happen when the clear lens in the front of the eye becomes cloudy, making things look blurry or faded. They are extremely common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have had a cataract. In early stages, prescription glasses and magnifying lenses can help. As the cataracts get worse, surgery to replace the lens may be the best option.

More than just one of the five senses, we rely heavily on our eyes to communicate, work, and get around every day. It’s important to have regular eye exams to make sure your vision stays in good shape for years to come.
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