Dr. Gary Passons, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 68

Ophthalmology

Dr. Gary Passons, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Memphis, TN and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1980. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis and Methodist North Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Gary Passons, MD

Passons Eye Center, PLLC

909 Ridgeway Loop Rd Memphis, TN 38120
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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Dr. Passons' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Drusen
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Dr. Passons treats Drusen more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Passons treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Floaters
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Passons treats Floaters more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Passons treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Eye Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Passons treats Eye Cancer more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Passons treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Retinal Cancer

Dr. Passons' conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(901) 683-1112

Dr. Passons accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
First Health
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Humana
Medicare
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Tricare
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Dr. Passons' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Passons

4.8

Based on 18 ratings

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1 Star
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Excellent!
One word Terrific! Dr Gary Passon performed both of my Cataract removal surgeries for me and also both lens implants and they are perfect. In fact I am scheduling as soon as possible for him to take care of my Trichiasis problem permanently for me!
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
  • Long wait times
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Wm Moore – Dec 02, 2022
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Cataract Surgery
I put off this surgery until I got to the point that I couldn't see players on the field, the speaker on stage, and worst of all bright lights were blinding. I had both eyes done, 3+ weeks apart, and I really didn't know what I wasn't seeing. I'm very pleased, so glad I did it.
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
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Danny H – Sep 07, 2022
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Dr. Echols performed cataract surgery on my left eye. Great work and great guy.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Mike Rossi – Oct 29, 2020
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Best eye doctor in Memphis, my wife and I have been going to him for years. He is very attentive, helpful and knowledgeable. His staff are great and they do everything to help make every visit a pleasure. Can't recommend Dr. Passons enough!
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
1 person found this helpful
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BrianC – May 01, 2020
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Didn’t listen to me and my orobkems. Came out of surgery in worse shape .
What went well
No results
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
2 people found this helpful
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Nov 19, 2019
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Dr. Passons performed cataract removal on me today. He has an incredible bedside manner and a terrific staff to boot!
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May 10, 2019
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Dr. Passons worked his surgical schedule around so that he could operate on me right away as I had a very large cataract on an eye that has been operated on for torn retina issues. He was very nice and explained everything up front and his surgical skills are the best! I am seeing better already and am optimistic for the future of my vision. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs vision surgery. He is 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
What could be improved
No results
21 people found this helpful
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Barry Carter in Coldwater, MS – Sep 09, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Gary Passons, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Memphis, TN and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

U Tenn
Residency Hospital
Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis
Internship Hospital
1980
University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What conditions does Dr. Gary Passons, MD treat?

Dr. Passons frequently treats the following conditions: Drusen, Floaters, and Eye Cancer. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Gary Passons, MD's office address?

Dr. Passons' office is located at 909 Ridgeway Loop Rd, Memphis, TN 38120. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Gary Passons, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Gary Passons, MD is affiliated with Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis and Methodist North Hospital.

Is Dr. Gary Passons, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Gary Passons, MD holds board certifications in Ophthalmology.

How much experience does Dr. Gary Passons, MD have?

Dr. Passons has over 42 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Gary Passons, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.8/5 for Dr. Gary Passons, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Passons Eye Center, PLLC

Passons Eye Center, PLLC909 Ridgeway Loop Rd Memphis, TN 38120
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis

Memphis, TN

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

2 Awards Received

Methodist North Hospital

Memphis, TN

Methodist University Hospital

Memphis, TN

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average