Dr. Jason Handza, DO

Dr. Jason Handza, DO

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
45 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Jason Handza, DO is an ophthalmology specialist in Port Richey, FL and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in ophthalmology and vitreoretinal disease & surgery.Read his story

Gulf Coast Eye Care

10730 US Highway 19 Ste 7

Port Richey, FL 34668
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth

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Top Care Areas

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Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 91% of peers
Retinal Neovascularization
more than 86% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
more than 81% of peers

Dr. Handza's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Handza's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Handza "Doctor Jason Handza is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist retinal specialist who is fellowship trained in the treatment of all medical and surgical retinal disease and laser surgery.This includes diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal tears and detachments. Dr. Handza graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. He received his medical degree with honors from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his ophthalmology residency at Kettering Medical Center/Grandview Hospital. He then completed a post graduate fellowship in vitreo-retinal surgery at the nationally respected University of South Florida Eye Institute. He was twice awarded the prestigious Patrick Murray Award given by the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology to a physician demonstrating "professional proficiency, unusual merit and skills in the practice of ophthalmology. He also received the coveted Galen S. Young, Sr. Award from the P.C.O.M. Department of Surgery for his exceptional surgical ability. Dr. Handza has been delivering specialty eye care in Florida since 2004. He has trained with many highly respected physicians considered to be experts in the field of ophthalmology and vitreo-retinal surgery. As a co-investigator, he has been on the forefront of research aimed at the treatment of macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. His research was focused on the study of Lucentis for macular degeneration, including two different Phase III trials, one Phase I/II trial and the Phase III trial for a Diabetic Retinopathy treatment by Eli Lilly. He regularly lectures at and attends conferences and educational programs on the most recent advances in the field of ophthalmology and vitreo-retinal surgery. He is an active member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Osteopathic Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been appointed to the medical staff at Largo Medical Center. Patients appreciate Dr. Handza's personalized care and concern for how their vision affects their lives. He takes the time to ensure that every patient understands his or her eye problem and the appropriate treatment options. Most importantly, Dr. Handza treats all patients with respect and greatly values their opinions."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Handza "I strive for complete patient satisfaction. Quick appointment availability, excellent, state-of-the-art, caring services and care. In order to be more accessible to my patients, I see patients in multiple locations around the Tampa Bay area. "

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

46  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Pars Planitis
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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12  Procedures

  • Avastin® Injection
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Focal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Lucentis® Injection
  • Macugen® Injection
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • 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.


  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Saint Francis Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Kettering Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University of South Florida Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Handza has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Handza's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Handza to family and friends
35 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

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  • 2
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Dr. Handza's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Patient Comments (2)

Although waiting room wait was a little lengthy, remainder of appt. went well. Having seen Dr. Handza in the past, expect wonderful treatment and knowledgable diagnosis.
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