Dr. Leonard Kirsch, MD

Dr. Leonard Kirsch, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
(20)
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Dr. Leonard Kirsch, MD is a vitreoretinal disease & surgery doctor who practices in Clearwater, FL. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Read his story

3165 N McMullen Booth Rd Ste A1

Clearwater, FL 33761

Contact Information

(727) 723-8706

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Retinal Hemorrhage
very high
more than 99% of peers
Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chorioretinal Scars
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Kirsch's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kirsch "Leonard S. Kirsch. MD is a fellowship-trained vitreous and retina specialist. He is internationally known for the numerous papers and lectures he has presented here and abroad. Dr. Kirsch is currently an active participant in ongoing research to find new treatments for diseases of the retina. His expertise in the most advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques of all diseases of the retina, macula and vitreous make Dr. Kirsch one of the elite in his field. In the Tampa Bay area, Dr. Kirsch pioneered the use of Photodynamic Therapy with Visudyne©, and intravitreal Macugen©, Lucentis©, and Avastin© for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Kirsch was also among the first surgeons in Florida to perform 25 gauge "no-stitch" vitrectomy in 2001. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kirsch "The Eye Institute of West Florida delivers clinical excellence in every subspecialty field of ophthalmology with our fellowship trained physicians who utilize innovations, advanced medicines and latest techniques to deliver quality patient outcomes in a warm and friendly environment."

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Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • 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.

Education

  • Union College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Albany Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • McGill University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • McGill University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • McGill University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Of California San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kirsch has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kirsch's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kirsch to family and friends
3.5
based on 20 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Kirsch's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Palm Harbor, FL |
It's amazing the knowledge he has. A simple visit and he discovers so much about your condition and takes action. He is also very easy to get along with and really likes what he does.
in St Petersburg, FL |
Beautiful facility, friendly and efficient front desk customer service, knowledgeable and helpful staff, and best of all Dr Kirsch, a true gentleman, real character and excellent ophthalmologist. Highly recommend!!
in Largo, FL |
My mom has been Dr. Kirsch's patient since 2000, when she was first diagnosied with wet macular degeneration at age 74. She had had many treatments over the years, all performed by Dr. KIrsch. She still is seeing him regularly, lately every six months. The result of his expertise and care is that my mom is still able to read books. Her vision is not normal, but considering this type of diagnosis, I think it is great. I have referred other people to this doctor and will continue to do so.
in St Petersburg, FL |
Dr Kirsch is very knowledgeable and personable and his staff is efficient, pleasant and courteous. This was my first visit and I was impressed with the care I received. I have already recommended Dr Kirsch to a friend. Way to go guys!
Tampa, FL |
My mother has been a patient of Dr. Kirsch's for nearly ten years. He saved her vision and she will never see anyone else. We love Dr. Kirsch (and his colorful socks) along with his entire team!
Largo, FL |
Office staff is very rude and wait time for appointments excessive. Although Dr. Kirsch is knowledgeable about eye conditions he treats, his bedside manner is very poor. He spends quite a bit of time reassuring his patients that he is the best in the business, which makes one wonder why he feels the need to do this. Treatments prescribed did not help at all.
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Dr. Kirsch accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
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    Preferred PPO
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  • MultiPlan
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Hospitals where Dr. Kirsch has admitting privileges

Largo Medical Center
201 14th St SW
Largo, FL 33770
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