Dr. Eduardo Uchiyama, MD

Dr. Eduardo Uchiyama, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  ·  
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Age 37
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Dr. Eduardo Uchiyama, MD is a vitreoretinal disease specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from University San Martin De Porres / College of Medicine in 2004 and specializes in vitreoretinal disease & surgery, ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

6333 N Federal Hwy Ste 300

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Endophthalmitis
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Uchiyama's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Uchiyama "Dr. Eduardo Uchiyama joined the Retina Group of Florida after completing his Uveitis Fellowship at Harvard Medical School and participating in the uveitis referral practice at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He also served as an attending physician in the emergency department, where he supervised ophthalmologists-in-training and medical students. Dr. Uchiyama earned his Medical Degree with honors from the Universidad de San Martin de Porres in his native Peru, where he was the recipient of a Teaching and Leadership award that provided tuition scholarship throughout medical school. After relocating to the United States, he undertook three years of postdoctoral research training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He then completed his Ophthalmology Residency and Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. During his last year in Dallas, he served as Chief Retina Fellow and maintained a very active retina practice at two large county hospitals. Determined to expand his skills, Dr. Uchiyama accepted a fellowship in Uveitis and Ocular Immunology at Harvard Medical School, with appointments at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts General Hospital. During his last year of training, Dr. Uchiyama honed his expertise in the medical and surgical management of patients with ocular inflammatory conditions. Upon graduation, he was honored as the "Ophthalmology Fellow of the Year," an award given at Harvard Medical School for outstanding dedication and contribution to resident education. His clinical areas of interest include immunomodulatory (steroid-sparing) therapy in uveitis, birdshot retinochoroidopathy, ocular toxoplasmosis, viral retinitis, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, macular surgery and retinal detachment surgery. He has been actively involved in clinical research studies and has been published in several scientific journals. He is a peer reviewer for the journals RETINA and JAMA Ophthalmology. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Uchiyama is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), the American Uveitis Society (AUS), the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), and the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO). His interests include spending time with his family, reading, traveling and applying science to cooking. He is fluent in both English and Spanish."

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3  Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ocular Immunology
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

56  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Uveitis
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Cytomegaloviral Retinitis
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Injuries
  • Flashes
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Harada's Disease
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Pars Planitis
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Tuberculous Uveitis
  • Tubulointerstitial Nephritis With Uveitis Syndrome
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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22  Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Macular Hole Surgery
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Ocular Inflammation (Uveitis) Treatment
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Uchiyama has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Uchiyama's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Uchiyama to family and friends
52 total reviews (27 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (52)

  • 5
    (47)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Uchiyama's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (27)

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...more
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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. ...more
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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...more
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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....more
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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...more
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