Dr. Barry Schechter, MD

Dr. Barry Schechter, MD

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Age 54
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Dr. Barry Schechter, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Boynton Beach, FL and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.

1717 W Woolbright Rd

Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Schechter performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ocular Surface Reconstruction
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eye Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schechter "At Florida Eye Microsurgical Institute we are dedicated to providing our patients with the same respect and top notch services that we would expect to receive when seeking medical services for ourselves. When patients come to Florida Eye they become a part of our family, and we pledge to do our utmost to help care for their vision. Through exams and corrective procedures, patient education and continued contact, we keep patients healthy, informed and seeing the world more clearly."

3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

70  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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33  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Biopsy of Cornea
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Iridotomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Radial Keratotomy
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • City University of New York & Brooklyn College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Dept. of Medicine Beth Israel Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • State University of New York / Health Science Center At Stony Brook
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Cornea & External Diseases University of Texas
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schechter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Yiddish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schechter's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schechter to family and friends
22 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Schechter's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Wait time is totally unreasonable-30-45min. Then another 25min in exam tm. Dr S is personable, but much too rushed. Need time for treatment alternatives. Patient education totally lacking!
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I was recommended by another eye doctor to Dr schecter and I found him to be very unprofessional and degrading my questions in his office. I almost felt as if I was being bullied. He seemed as if he was almost belittling me because he was my second choice for a doctor and I was being punished for...more
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Dr Schechter properly diagnosis and treated my eye condition, which included surgery. He was professional, optimistic, and had a positive outlook which meant a great deal to me. I highly recommend him.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Schechter for more than 20 years. His professional expertise is superb. He also took care of me during a Bells Palsy episode and when a broken hose at work squirted abrasive detergent in my eye. Very knowledgeable, caring and attentive. He is always surrounded by an...more
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Dr. told my mom she needed corneal transplant surgery right away or she could have damage and have problems with her eyesight. Told her it was very urgent and quickly scheduled the surgery. I took mom to another corneal specialist that was highly recommended.. Mom did not need a transplant. She...more
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