Dr. John S. Pollack, MD

Dr. John S. Pollack, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery | Male | 52 years old

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      Dr Pollack had to preform emergency surgery on my right eye when the retina detached in February 2015. I feel fortunate that he was the doctor that preformed the operation because he was able to save my vision. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone. He's is very kind and patient when you talk with him, and his staff is friendly too. Excellent Doctor!
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      Specialties

      • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
      • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
      • Ophthalmology
      • Retinal Diseases
      • Uveitis

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      • Ophthalmology

      Conditions Treated

      • Acute Endophthalmitis
      • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
      • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
      • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
      • Anterior Scleritis
      • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
      • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
      • Benign Tumor
      • Blindness
      • Brain Disorders
      • Cancer
      • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
      • Chorioretinal Scars
      • Chorioretinitis
      • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
      • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
      • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
      • Corneal Diseases
      • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
      • Diabetic Eye Disease
      • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
      • Diabetic Retinopathy
      • Drusen
      • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
      • Dry Eyes
      • Endophthalmitis
      • Eye Cancer
      • Eye Disease
      • Eye Infections
      • Floaters
      • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
      • Hyphema
      • Hypotony of Eye
      • Iridocyclitis
      • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
      • Keratitis
      • Macular Degeneration
      • Macular Edema
      • Macular Hole
      • Macular Pucker
      • Pars Planitis
      • Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
      • Purulent Endophthalmitis
      • Retina Diseases
      • Retinal Artery Occlusion
      • Retinal Detachment
      • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
      • Retinal Dystrophy
      • Retinal Edema
      • Retinal Hemorrhage
      • Retinal Ischemia
      • Retinal Neovascularization
      • Retinal Tear
      • Retinal Vein Occlusion
      • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
      • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
      • Retinoschisis
      • Sarcoidosis
      • Senile Cataracts
      • Temporal Arteritis
      • Thyroid Disease
      • Uveitis
      • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
      • Vascular Disease
      • Vitreous Hemorrhage
      • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

      Procedures Performed

      • Avastin® Injection
      • Cataract Removal Surgery
      • Cornea Surgery
      • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
      • Diabetes Eye Care
      • Diabetic Eye Exam
      • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
      • Eye Examination
      • Eye Injection
      • Eye Procedure
      • Eye Surgery
      • Laser Surgery
      • Lucentis® Injection
      • Macular Hole Surgery
      • Macular Pucker Surgery
      • Ocular Inflammation (Uveitis) Treatment
      • Ocular Prosthetics
      • 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
      • Retinal Testing
      • Scleral Buckling
      • Steroid Injection
      • Vitrectomy
      • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
      • Vitreoretinal Surgery
      • Vitreous Surgery

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      • 0
        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

        Graduated in 1991

      • Internship Hospital
        Jewish Hospital, St. Louis

        Completed in 1992

      • Residency Hospital
        Washington University, St. Louis/Ophthalmology

        Completed in 1995

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Medical College Of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

        Completed in 1997

      • Undergraduate School
        Washington University, St Louis

        Graduated in 1985

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
      • Board certified in Ophthalmology
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Pollack's Care Philosophy

      "My passion is for providing patients with cutting edge retina care in a personalized and compassionate manner. Nothing is more rewarding than preserving the gift of sight. My goal is for patients to leave my office with a sense of hope and optimism, as well as a clear understanding of their retina disorder and its treatment options."

      Dr. Pollack is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of retinal disease. He has served as Director or invited faculty at over 100 scientific meetings and has delivered over 145 scientific presentations at national and international scientific meetings.

      Dr. Pollack is a member of the Executive Committee of American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS). He is recipient of the Sr. Honor Award from the ASRS for his scientific and educational contributions and is the recipient of the Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been listed in "Best Doctors in America" and "Guide to America's Top Ophthalmologists" for many years.