Dr. Derek Hess, MD

Dr. Derek Hess, MD

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Ophthalmology | Male | 46 years old

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Dr. Hess specializes in Ophthalmology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. He practices at 1 location.

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I am an adult with 6th nerve palsy that made my right eye crossed. Dr. Hess performed surgery yesterday, and my eye is straight, and the double vision is gone. I am thrilled.
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Dr. Hess' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Anisocoria
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

Education

  • Medical School
    Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med

    Graduated in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Duke University Hospital

    Completed in 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Goniotomy
  • Iridectomy
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
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