Dr. Frank Venzara III, MD

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Florida Retina Specialists 280 N Sykes Creek Pkwy Ste B Merritt Island, FL 32953 Get Directions
Dr. Frank Venzara III, MD
Dr. Venzara is a native of Merritt Island, Florida. He received a Bio-medical Engineering Degree and Medical Degree from the University of Miami, Miami FL. Dr. Venzara spent a full year performing research at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute where he published articles in peer reviewed journals and presented his work at multiple national meetings. Dr. Venzara went on to Texas A&M Scott & White Eye Institute where he completed a 4 year internship and ophthalmology residency training program and served as Chief Resident. Following residency, Dr. Venzara completed a 2 year surgical retina fellowship at one of the most surgically intensive retina programs in the country. While at the Retina Consultants of Alabama fellowship program at UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, Dr. Venzara performed over 1,100 retina surgery cases, which is greater than 2.5 times the national average for retina fellows. Dr. Venzara is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Florida Society of Ophthalmology, and the Christian Ophthalmology Society. Dr. Venzara serves as Associate Professor of Ophthalmology for the University of Central Florida School of Medicine. Dr. Venzara is also involved in mission work. He has performed numerous eye surgeries in Mexico, Haiti, and Nicaragua over the past decade. In 2014 he received the Central Florida Humanitarian Award for assisting the needy locally and around the world.

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Dr. Venzara III's Care Philosophy

It is such a pleasure to serve you here at Florida Retina Specialists. We are a medical practice that provides world-class comprehensive medical and surgical retinal eye care. Our goal is to provide the highest quality retina care to our patients. We strive to maintain a humble servant attitude as we meet the eye needs of those in our community. Patients of Dr. Venzara are impressed with the amount of time he spends with them explaining and educating them about their condition and treatment.

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Main Office, Merritt Island280 N Sykes Creek Pkwy Ste B
Merritt Island, FL 32953
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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Venzara III to family and friends
4.7
based on 26 total reviews (16 with comments)
Dr. Venzara III'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 (16)
in Melbourne, FL |
The most caring and kind medical professionals you will ever encounter. Taylor/Angel can't thank you enough for helping me deal with insurance this past month. The entire staff at Rockledge is amazing - thank you all for treating us with respect and kindness
in Merritt Island, FL |
The best. Professional, competent, kind, friendly
in Rockledge, FL |
The entire staff is so nice and always making sure that the clients are comfortable and they bend themselves in all directions to make sure the patients can get what they need done on their own time.
in Edgewater, FL |
I have not needed an urgent appt. thanks to Dr Venzara's excellent care. I would have given him and his staff 10 stars! Dr Venzara has great knowledge of his field. He is compationate, listens and gives great explanations of conditions and treatments. A great find!
Merritt Island, FL |
I had a detached retina and was in need of immediate surgery. Dr Venzara was able to see me immediately. He performed surgery that same day and worked until 1:30 am to save my vision. This was truly appreciated as time was crucial. He is extremely energetic, professional, knowledgeable and genuinely concerned about his patients. He takes the time to explain medical procedures so the patient is thoroughly briefed. His staff is friendly and helpful. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Venzara.
in Melbourne, Fl |
Great Doctor and kind staff. I had to come by ambulance June 2016 on a Friday late afternoon and he and his staff waited until after hours and all were so kind. He made me feel at ease and helped me through the procedure. Every time I come it's the same great experience.
in Merritt island, FL |
We had a great experience at this office. Angel and Taylor greeted us when we walked in,were so friendly and made us feel very comfortable. The tech was wonderful, very helpful and answered every question we had. Dr. Venzara is great. He was knowledgeable, personable and honest, which was much appreciated in our case. I would recommend this office to anyone and we will absolutly be back if any more problems arise
in Merritt Island, FL |
I would give Dr. Venzara ten stars if available. He is gentle, kind, knowledgable all while being totally professional. His staff is reflected in his attitude and they all seem to go above and beyond the call of duty. His office is immaculate and well appointed with the latest in equipment. I must mention some of his staff as well. Donna, Pam, Angel, Judy, and Jules to mention a few.
Oviedo, FL |
Dr. Venzara and his staff are truly exceptional! From the front desk, to the technicians, to Dr. Venzara himself. The whole process was easy, friendly and very accommodating. Dr. Venzara truly cares about his patients and spends enough time getting to know you. i never felt rushed or unattended to. I would recommend this Doctor to absolutely anyone who needs to see a retina specialist. LOVE LOVE LOVE this place!
in Palm Bay, FL |
ABSOLUTE DISGRACE AND DOESN'T DESERVE TO BE CALLED DOCTOR !! I HAVE BEEN GETTING LUCENTIS INJECTIONS FOR OVER 15 YEARS AND HAVE BEEN TO SEVERAL AMAZING DOCTORS, MY ORIGINAL DOCTOR LEFT CENTRAL FLORIDA RETINA AND DR VENZARA TOOK HIS PLACE. HIS SKILL LEVEL IS 1 ON A SCALE OF 1-10 TO SAY THE LEAST AND HURT ME WITH THE 1ST INJECTION AND ON MY 2ND TIME IN HE BLINDED ME FOR 3 WEEKS AND NOW HAVE MORE DAMAGE & HE NEVER RETURNED ANY OF MY CALLS FOR HELP OR ASSISTANCE ! NO ONE TO TRUST YOUR SIGHT TO !!!!
in Rockledge, FL |
Excellent. Went to Dr Venzara on an emergency basis when my optometrist noticed a small retinal tear. I got there around 3pm. He saw me (on an emergency basis), did the examination and used the laser to fix the tear that same day. The staff are some of the friendliest that I have encountered anywhere.
in Merritt Island, FL |
What better word is there above excellent? He is caring, knows his calling, and a wonderful person let alone Doctor. I felt in capable hands immediately. He explains al the whys and wherefores so there are no surprises....cannot explain how thorough he is as well as gentle. Made sure I understood every action and reaction. He took me on the rebound since my original doctor for retina detachment had a scheduled three week vacation in Australia. Dr. Venzara jumped in like a pro...
in Patrick AFB, FL |
. As a new resident to this area and former patient at Bascom Palmer, I am so grateful to have found Dr. Venzara. I felt at ease with him immediately. His approach is compassionate and caring and he takes the time to explain your medical problem. You never feel rushed. The staff is friendly and caring. I am particularly impressed with his nurse Donna who plays an important role in.your care. I strongly recommend Dr. Vanzara as one of the best in his profession.
in Merritt Island FL |
He shown great compassion, empathy, and concern for my eye issues. The respect and dignity he treated me with goes beyond the norm standards and he has shown great dedication, wisdom, and knowledge in his field of expertise... Couldn't have gone to a better Doctor....
in Viera, FL |
The care and concern shown by Dr. Venzara and his entire staff was most comforting, both on the initial visit and subsequent visits. I would recommend him to anyone who needs retina type surgery.
in Melbourne, FL |
Wonderful doctor! Dr. Venzara is the best ophthamologist I have ever visited. His 'bedside' manner and his ability (and willingness) to explain conditions are second-to-none. For years I went to other doctors who could have cared less (next patient). I didn't know what I was missing until I met Dr. Venzara. He (and his staff) are simply outstanding in every regard.
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Dr. Venzara III says...

Dr. Venzara is a native of Merritt Island, Florida. He received a Bio-medical Engineering Degree and Medical Degree from the University of Miami, Miami FL. Dr. Venzara spent a full year performing research at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute where he published articles in peer reviewed journals and presented his work at multiple national meetings. Dr. Venzara went on to Texas A&M Scott & White Eye Institute where he completed a 4 year internship and ophthalmology residency training program and served as Chief Resident.

Following residency, Dr. Venzara completed a 2 year surgical retina fellowship at one of the most surgically intensive retina programs in the country. While at the Retina Consultants of Alabama fellowship program at UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, Dr. Venzara performed over 1,100 retina surgery cases, which is greater than 2.5 times the national average for retina fellows.

Dr. Venzara is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Florida Society of Ophthalmology, and the Christian Ophthalmology Society. Dr. Venzara serves as Associate Professor of Ophthalmology for the University of Central Florida School of Medicine.

Dr. Venzara is also involved in mission work. He has performed numerous eye surgeries in Mexico, Haiti, and Nicaragua over the past decade. In 2014 he received the Central Florida Humanitarian Award for assisting the needy locally and around the world.

Dr. Venzara III's Care Philosophy

It is such a pleasure to serve you here at Florida Retina Specialists. We are a  medical practice that provides world-class comprehensive medical and surgical  retinal eye care. Our goal is to provide the highest quality retina care to our  patients. We strive to maintain a humble servant attitude as we meet the eye  needs of those in our community.

Patients of Dr. Venzara are impressed with the amount of time he spends with them explaining and educating them about their condition and treatment.

Dr. Venzara III says...

Services We Provide 

  • Intraocular injections (Avastin, Lucentis, Eylea, Jetrea, Triesence)
  • Repair Cataract Complications [retained lens material and iridodialysis (pupil) repair]
  • Eye Ultrasound (B-Scan) with new Quantel UBM
  • Fluorescein Angiography (imaging of blood vessels)
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (Heidelberg OCT)
  • Fundus Photography (Topcon)
  • Vitrectomy surgery:
    • Retinal detachment repair
    • Vitreous hemorrhage or opacity removal
    • Membrane peels for macular pucker of macular hole
    • Subretinal tissue plasminogen activator for large acute subretinal hemorrhage
    • Tractional retinal detachment repair
    • Diabetic retinopathy complications
  • Scleral Buckle
  • Retinal Laser: Panretinal photocoagulation, Focal laser
  • Micropulse focal laser for macular edema
  • Pneumatic Retinopexy (SF6, C3F8 gases available in clinic)
  • Hyphema (AC-washout)
  • Dislocated IOL's (iol fixation to sclera, iris)

Dr. Venzara III says...

  • Intraocular injections (Avastin, Lucentis, Eylea, Jetrea, Triesence)
  • Repair Cataract Complications [retained lens material and iridodialysis (pupil) repair]
  • Vitrectomy surgery:
    • Retinal detachment repair
    • Vitreous hemorrhage or opacity removal
    • Membrane peels for macular pucker of macular hole
    • Subretinal tissue plasminogen activator for large acute subretinal hemorrhage
    • Tractional retinal detachment repair
    • Diabetic retinopathy complications
  • Scleral Buckle
  • Retinal Laser: Panretinal photocoagulation, Focal laser
  • Micropulse focal laser for macular edema
  • Pneumatic Retinopexy (SF6, C3F8 gases available in clinic)
  • Hyphema (AC-washout)
  • Dislocated IOL's (iol fixation to sclera, iris)

Dr. Venzara III's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Retinal Diseases
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Visual Migraine
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

    Graduated in 2008

    University of Miami / School of Medicine

    Graduated in 2008

  • Internship Hospital
    Texas A&M U-Scott & White Hospital

    Completed in 2009

  • Residency Hospital
    Texas A&M U-Scott & White Hospital

    Completed in 2012

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Retina Consultants Of Alabama, Pc

    Completed in 2014

    University of Alabama At Birmingham

    Completed in 2014

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Miami

    Graduated in 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Retinal Diseases
  • Diabetes Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Iridotomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Photocoagulation
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery