Dr. Karen S. Shimshak, MD

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Dr. Karen S. Shimshak, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology | Female

NEMOURS CHILDREN HOSPITAL 13535 Nemours Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32827 Get Directions
(407) 650-7290

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Specialties

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Chalazion
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Movement Disorders
  • Eye Muscle Disorders
  • Eye Palsy
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Inflammation
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Strabismus

Procedures Performed

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Eye Muscle Surgery-Children & Adults

Complex and Re-operative Strabismus

Tearing disorders treatment and surgery

Eyelid surgery

Botox treatment for facial muscle spasms

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  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Tear Drainage Surgery
  • Tear Duct 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.

Education

  • Medical School
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    St. Lukes Hospital

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Indiana University-Pediatric Ophthalmology

    Completed in 1990

  • Undergraduate School
    Cornell College

    Graduated in 1981

  • Other Education
    Wilmer Eye Inst-Hereditary Eye Diseases

    Completed in 1991

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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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 Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Shimshak's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

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How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Shimshak's Care Philosophy

Patient care with compassion while taking care to educate and communicate.

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Dr. Shimshak says...

Eye Muscle Surgery-Children & Adults

Complex and Re-operative Strabismus

Tearing disorders treatment and surgery

Eyelid surgery

Botox treatment for facial muscle spasms