Dr. Kyle Balch, MD

Dr. Kyle Balch, MD

Ophthalmology | Male | 50 years old

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Dr. Balch specializes in Ophthalmology and practices in Ocala, FL. He practices at 1 location.

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based on 34 total surveys (3 with reviews)
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in Old Town, FL |
Dr Balch is a gifted surgeon. I was so scared about having cataract surgery but the surgery went so well and I can see so much better. Thank you so much Dr. Balch. The staff at the surgery center are very professional which helped a lot too. My general practitioner recommended Dr. Balch to me and so did my eye doctor. I was hoping to find the best surgeon and I think I did, he was great. I still have my other eye to get done but this time I won't be scared.
in Gainesville, FL |
I would not recommend this doctor. He charges $100 deposit on surgery. When I tried to change my appointment a month ahead of time, his scheduler was always "with a patient but would call me back". For 3 weeks I tried and she was always "with a patient". She never called me back. I finally told a receptionist that I was cancelling and to refund my deposit. I got a letter from the doctor saying the next time I cancelled so late, he would charge me. There was never a next time.
in Gainesville, FL |
Because of the review which I previously left, the Doctor has decided to remove me from the list of his patients, thereby confirming the impression which I have had all along. The previous review contained four stars. I have always sensed something authoritarian. I respect the Doctor's decision. The gentleman should respect my sense as well
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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anisocoria
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Florida

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    Mayo Clin

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Emory University

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Jules Stein Eye Inst/UCLA

    Completed in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear