Dr. Eduardo Uchiyama, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & SurgeryMaleAge 40

Dr. Eduardo Uchiyama, MD is a Vitreoretinal Disease Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University San Martin De Porres / College of Medicine medical school in 2004. He is affiliated with medical facilities Broward Health Imperial Point and Holy Cross Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Uchiyama to book an appointment.

Dr. Uchiyama

Retina Group of Florida

6333 N Federal Hwy Ste 300 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Uchiyama's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Macular Edema
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Dr. Uchiyama treats Macular Edema more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Uchiyama treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
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Dr. Uchiyama treats Uveitis and Iridocyclitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Uchiyama treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Iridocyclitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Uchiyama treats Iridocyclitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Uchiyama treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Uchiyama's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Hypopyon
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(954) 776-6880

Dr. Uchiyama accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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HealthSmart
Humana
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UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Uchiyama's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Uchiyama

4.6

Based on 62 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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  • Explained conditions well (54)
  • Office environment (54)
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  • Long wait times (9)
  • Appointment was rushed (7)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (6)
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Walking through the door I was greeted by staff who showed caring of my safety, the staff and the doctor's by taking my temperature and asking precautionary COVID 19 questions. This office is large and equipped with enough pleasant staff members to keep me going before it's time to be evaluated by the doctor. Each employee were so nice to be around. Based on my condition and diagnosis Dr. Uchiyama gave me a truthful and professional plan of care. He immediately started working on my damaged eyes, not advising me to come back for another appointment and charging my insurance. Each visit he worked my eyes and his hands over the limit to help me. I truly appreciate all that he has done for me and I strongly recommend his services to anyone I know and anyone reading this.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Samantha W – Nov 13, 2020
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Dr. Uchiyama's knowledge, experience, and kindness not only saved my sight, he probably even saved my life. I could not be more grateful to be referred to him. He's the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 03, 2020
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He is not really my Dr. He was seeing patients of Dr. Kelly at Wellington and I happened to come in for an emergency visit. I have to say sadly that he is not personable Dr. or seemed genuinely concerned about my condition. I would not want him to be my Dr.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Retina Patient Wellington – Sep 29, 2020
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Dr Uchiyama is the BEST! After complications from cataract surgery he was able to resolve my issues and restore my eyesight. He and his staff are a pleasure, they go out of their way to be helpful and courteous. Without him i may have lost my sight. Thank you Dr.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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4 people found this helpful
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Sep 25, 2020
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Last year during a hurricane, I suffered from a Retina detachment that required immediate surgery. Presenting a challenge, Dr. Uchiyama performed my "not so typical" surgery and saved my retina. I am eternally grateful for his kindness, Professionalism, and humble demeanor. I completely felt comfortable through the entire process. Words cannot express my gratitude.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
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No results
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Dawn Nunez – Aug 06, 2020
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To me, the rapidness with which I was losing my eyesight was terrifying. Other eye doctors recommended Dr. Uchiyama immediately and i have been grateful every day since. The minute I met him I knew he wanted to help and that he knew what to do. I could not be asleep for my surgery since Dr. Uchiyama needed me to hold my eye in certain positions while he removed a growth from my retina. (And i know he forgave me for twitching a bit) His abilities as a surgeon are incredible because I could see everything he did with his instrument. I can see much better now and keep regular appointments with Dr. Uchiyama. He has my best interests in mind and his knowledge is priceless to me. And from my experience his concern for all his patients is the same. He has my respect and i am grateful beyond words. A thought: If a 10 to 15 min wait time bothers anyone, think about why it takes that 'long'. That is nothing when you consider the quality of care & knowledge you will receive!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Janice Zohn-Watson – Feb 11, 2020
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Dr.Ushiyama is an excellent physician.He communicates with the patient and listens to your needs. We have been seeing him for over 5 years and he is always very professional and courteous with us. I highly recommend Eduardo in every way.My retina issue has improved tremendously since I’ve been under his care.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Ignacio Rivera in Aventura , FL – Aug 29, 2019
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I am blessed to have Dr. Uchiyama as my doctor and I will attest that he is one of the best in his profession. His medial expertise saved me from losing my sight. Thank you Dr. Uchiyama.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Marlene Reid – Aug 22, 2019
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I've said it before and I'll say it again. I will never move out of this area so I can be within driving distance of Dr Uchiyama. He is the best!!!!!!. Don't waste your energy looking for anyone else. Ken McCormack.
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Apr 06, 2019
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Dr. Uchiyama opened his office on a Saturday afternoon to check out my compliant. He was on call and had never met me before. He examined me and determined that I had a detached retina. He scheduled me for surgery the following AM. I thank him for saving the vision in that eye as well as repairing tears in both retinas. He is a wonderful caring MD. I recommend him highly
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
11 people found this helpful
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Joel L. Savitz, MD in Plantation, Florida – Apr 18, 2018
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It's been 15 months, and I could not be happier with Dr. Uchiyama. He has been with me every step of the way, What started as a virus on my retina, led to a detachment plus a 2nd surgery to remove the oil. It has now been one year since the detachment surgery and six months since the oil removal. He told me I had a 1 in 4 chance of the retina detaching again. It didn't. I know it was from Dr. Uchiyama;'s expertise and amazing follow-up care. He cared about my outcome.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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yvonne palmer in Cooper City, FL – Mar 21, 2018
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My optometrist referred me to Dr. Uchimaya and he was able to see me within a few hours Due to a detached retina he suggested I have surgery immediately He explained everything to my understanding and shared the risks and benefits of the surgery One of my daughters was with me at every doctor visit. He patiently answered all of their questions and professionally addressed their concerns. Since my surgery at every visit he tells me that I am a 'miracle'. My vision in the right eye is 20/20
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Sarah Wade – Feb 20, 2018
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DR. UCHIYAMA IS A CARING, QUALIFIED RETINA SPECIALIST WHO HAS HELPED ME GET THROUGH A TRAUMATIC DIAGNOSIS OF BIRDSHOT, A RARE DISEASE OF THE EYE THAT CAUSES MY VISION TO BE CLOUDY. WITHOUT HIS UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORT, I WOULD HAVE FALLEN INTO A DEEP DEPRESSION BECAUSE MY ILLNESS IS INCURABLE. WITH HIS HELP I AM COPING AND EVEN THRIVING DESPITE MY ILLNESS. I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WOULD DO WITHOUT HIM. HE IS A CONSUMATE PROFESSIONAL WHO GENUINELY CARES ABOUT HIS PATIENTS.
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SHARON YATES in boynton beach – Feb 19, 2018
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I went to several doctors including Bascom Palmer and no one could help me with my Iritis. Every doctor knew what I had but not why or how to cure it. Finally I went to see Dr Eduardo Uchiyama.. what a wonderful day that was I cannot say enough good things about him. After telling him all that I have been through he was so sure he could help me and he did. One day I thought I was losing my vision now I see better then before. I would never hesitate to recommend this Doctor Who is the best.
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Audrey in Hollywood Fla – Dec 21, 2017
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Dr. Uchiyama performed my retina detachment surgery about six weeks ago. After a severe case of uveitis and other rare eye issues, Dr. Uchiyama wanted a complete and through follow-up schedule. Thank God he checked my eyes so often. In a routine check-up, he noticed a tiny tear in my retina. Because he did surgery the next day, my retina did not completely detach. But it would have within 48 hours, and I would have lost my vision in that eye. Not only is he a phenomenal surgeon, but he is al
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Palmer in Ft LauPalmerderdale, FL – Nov 03, 2017
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Dr. Uchiyama saved my husband's eyesight. He performed an emergency retinal reattachment - he moved his schedule around to accommodate us. The follow up care was profound. He was patient and caring. A true professional and a talented surgeon.
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Escudero in Hollywood, FL – Aug 24, 2017
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I am so grateful Dr. Uchiyama has been my Dr. for the past nine months. I have had many setbacks along the way but, Dr. Uchiyama has always decided on the correct next step. He has been very encouraging. Besides two minor surgeries, I required emergency surgery which he performed very successfully late into the evening. He is a very competent, knowledgeable and caring doctor. I highly recommend him.
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Sandy N. in Ft Lauderdale, FL – Jul 13, 2017
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Dr. Uchiyama is an excellent doctor. He did my retina surgery andI'm very pleased of the performance that he did. Every follow visit was great also he's a very kind and pleasant doctor.
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Sultana Anidjar in Hollywood,FL – Jul 13, 2017
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Tuve la experiencia de tener al doctor Uchiyama al cuidado de un problema en mis ojos después de 6 meses me dio de alta y todo salió como el dijo tuvo la paciencia de contestar todas mis preguntas y temores y poder salir de esta situación Yo lo recomiendo ya que ha sido el mejor oftalmologo que me ha atendido
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Carlos Giadach Gidi in Ft Lauderdale, FL – Jun 29, 2017
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Dr. Uchiyama is an excellent doctor. He is very knowledgeable about retina diseases, and exhibits true care and compassion. After seeing a couple of eye doctors who misdiagnosed my problem, I was referred to Dr. Uchiyama. His intervention saved vision in my eye. I am very thankful to be in his care.
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Jun 01, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Eduardo Uchiyama joined the Retina Group of Florida after completing his Uveitis Fellowship at Harvard Medical School and participating in the uveitis...Read more

Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ocular Immunology
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

2014
Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
2013
University Texas SW Parkland Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2011
University Texas SW Parkland Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
2008
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
2004
University San Martin De Porres / College of Medicine
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Dr. Uchiyama frequently treats Macular Edema, Uveitis and Iridocyclitis, and Iridocyclitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Uchiyama treats.

Where is Dr. Eduardo Uchiyama, MD's office located?

Dr. Uchiyama's office is located at 6333 N Federal Hwy Ste 300, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Retina Group of Florida6333 N Federal Hwy Ste 300 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
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Qpq Medical Centers-boca Raton950 Glades Rd Ste 1c Boca Raton, FL 33431
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Retina Group of Florida

Retina Group of Florida1776 N Pine Island Rd Ste 312 Plantation, FL 33322
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Uchiyama is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Broward Health Imperial Point

Fort Lauderdale, FL

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

Holy Cross Hospital

Fort Lauderdale, FL

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)