Dr. Howard Short, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 69

Dr. Howard Short, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Washington, MO and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from St Louis U, School of Medicine medical school in 1978. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Short to book an appointment.

Dr. Short

Advanced Sight Center

1351 Jefferson St Ste 110 Washington, MO 63090
Accepting new patients

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (8)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (7)
  • Wait times (7)
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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Very helpful and pleasant staff, great bedside manners, better than expected results.
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
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Oct 03, 2018
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After being diagnosed with cataracts I was advised of my treatment options and the associated costs by a non-healthcare salesperson. After making it clear what my choices were and setting a date for the operations and filling a pile of paperwork that she wanted me to sign without reading, as I was walking out the door she hands me a piece of paper that changes the price of my options from $750 / eye to $1245 / eye. It was like being in a car dealership. I have found a new Ophthalmologist.
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Dan C in Ballwin, MO – Apr 12, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Short and Dr. Ullrich are board-certified ophthalmologists with over three decades of combined experience. Their comprehensive, leading-edge care includes...Read more


Board-Certified Ophthalmologist Board-Certified:

American Board of Ophthalmology,

National Board of Medical Examiners Read more


  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Optometry

Board Certifications


Duke University Hospital
Residency Hospital
Mercy Hospital St Louis
Internship Hospital
St Louis U, School of Medicine
Medical School


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Is Dr. Howard Short, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Howard Short, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Short's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Howard Short, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Short frequently treats Dry Eyes, Tear Duct Disorders, and Vision Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Short treats.

Where is Dr. Howard Short, MD's office located?

Dr. Short's office is located at 1351 Jefferson St Ste 110, Washington, MO 63090. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Short's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dry Eyes

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Short treats Dry Eyes more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Short treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Tear Duct Disorders

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Short treats Tear Duct Disorders more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Short treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Vision Screening

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Short performs Vision Screening more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Short performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Short's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Panophthalmitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(636) 239-1850

Dr. Short accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
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Gold Pathway X-MO
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Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
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National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Pathway X-MO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
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Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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