Dr. Matthew Cunningham, MD

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Dr. Matthew Cunningham, MD
Dr. Matthew Cunningham, MD is a vitreoretinal disease & surgery doctor who practices in Lake Mary, FL. He has been practicing for 13 years. Dr. Cunningham is affiliated with Florida Hospital - Altamonte, Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Regional Medical Center.

1025 Primera Blvd

Lake Mary, FL 32746

Contact Information

(407) 333-1570

Dr. Matthew Cunningham, MD

Dr. Matthew Cunningham, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Life
  • 2 More

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Care Philosophy

As your Retinologist, my primary goal is to provide you the very best in medical and surgical evaluation, care, and treatment for vitreo-retinal diseases that threaten your vision. My over-riding goal is to maintain your sight and allow you to carry out the life you wish to live.
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Dr. Cunningham's Experience

Dr. Cunningham's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • 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


  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Research
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Headache
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Magnetic
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Strabismus
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Avastin® Injection
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Iridotomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • 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.


  • University of Florida, Gainesville
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • University of Central Florida College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Baylor Col of Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Baylor Coll Med-Affil Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Cullen Eye Institute Goar Award for Resident Research
    Other Education | Completed
  • Deanne Barlow Romrell Professionalism in Medicine Memorial Award, University of Florida College of Medicine
    Other Education | Completed
  • Junior Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society
    Other Education | Completed
  • Lawrence M. Goodman Trust Award
    Other Education | Completed
  • Lions Eye Bank Foundation Milton Boniuk Resident Research Award
    Other Education | Completed
  • P.J. Leinfelder Award for Best Fellow Research Project, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Other Education | Completed
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Fellow Award for Teaching Excellence
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cunningham has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cunningham's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cunningham to family and friends
based on 32 total reviews (18 with comments)
Dr. Cunningham Says:

Dr. Cunningham and Florida Retina Institute would like to thank you for completing this survey. We strive to continuously provide excellent patient care and to treat our patients with professional respect in a patient-friendly environment. We value your opinion to ensure the quality care our patients deserve. We appreciate your trust and confidence in us.

Dr. Cunningham's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (18)
in Tavares, FL |
He began my appointment with POSITIVE eye information. Good start with a new patient. Explained my issue in words and actions that I could understand completely. Very likeable personality...nice smile!
in New Smyrna Beach, FL |
I began seeing Dr. Cunningham after a supposedly much more experienced retina doctor ruined my cornea trying to perform office procedures. Dr. Cunningham performed 3 surgical operations trying to repair my detached retina. In the end, it was only partially successful due to original damage from botched office procedures.... would have been more successful had I gone to Dr. Cunningham originally. I highly recommend Dr. Cunningham as his experience and ability is superb.
in Sorrento, FL |
I was very pleased with Dr Cunningham this was the first time to meet him and I just moved here from texas after retirement. He was extremely busy the day we were there but thats ok as lone as he is extremely through with the eye exam. I look forward to many years of being his patient.
Lady Lake, FL |
Probably the best Doctor I have encounterd EVER. Uffda he was the BEST.
Leesburg Fl |
An amazing physician, professional, knowledgeable, very pleasant. Didn't recommend an invasive procedure before exploring non-invasion procedures. Staff are also pleasant, professional and very talented.
in The Villages, Fl |
I was impressed with Dr. Cunningham. He was thorough with his exam and answered all of my questions without rushing.
in Orlando, FL |
A gentle and caring physician who makes time for both the patient and their family. I had a great experience with Dr. Cunningham!
in The Villages, FL |
I felt very comfortable the minute Dr. Cunningham walked into the exam room. That same comfort soon became confident Dr. Cunningham was going to help me with my problem and my eye sight would be restored. I was so surprised when he gave me the option of having the procedure that very day. My prayers were answered. A couple days after the procedure I had called about a concern. My call was quickly returned by a tech and helped me to understand it was all normal.
Lady Lake, FL |
Doctor was very informative. He explained my situation completely. A plan was aid out on my first visit. I recommend him highly.
in Apopka, FL |
No nonsense Dr. Concise and to the point.
in Winter Park, FL |
Dr. Cunningham took the time to explain the test results and answer any questions I had. Excellent service and interaction with the whole staff!!
in Lady Lake, FL |
I have seen Dr. Cunningham several times and I like him a lot. He always listens to me and always explains where we are and what we are doing. I feel very comfortable with him and his associates. Besides, he is an ALABAMA fan! ROLL TIDE!
in Winter Springs, FL |
Dr Cunningham is a very warm and welcoming person. He makes you feel relax and always greets me and my family member with a smile. He always tell me what he will be doing in a kind and patience manner.
in Summerfield, FL |
Very pleased with Dr. Cunningham and his assistant David. I came in for a second opinion and possible alternative treatment to shots. Dr. Cunningham is going to closely monitor me and only treat with shots as necessary. The whole staff is very pleasant and knowledgeable. The practice was also highly recommended by a friend.
in Orlando, Fl |
Very knowledgeable, courteous and professional
in Orlando, FL |
Enthusiastic about your treatment. Thorough in every respect. Pleasant demeanor.
in Summerfield, Florida |
Dr. Cunningham is one of the most professional doctors I have encountered in my lifetime. His bedside manners are spectacular. His staff is of equal professionalism. Since we have moved to Florida we have not seen such a professional team. Keep up the good work Doc. Charles G. Kuehn
in Orlando, FL |
Awesome Doctor! Took my father there for treatment on diabetes-related eye problems. Dr. Cunningham made us feel so comfortable; my father really liked him. My dad never felt any kind of pain through all the surgeries he had. Excellent, professional service the entire time. Thank you so much!
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Dr. Cunningham accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Life
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Cunningham has admitting privileges

Florida Hospital - Altamonte
601 E Altamonte Dr
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
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Orlando Regional Medical Center
1414 Kuhl Ave
Orlando, FL 32806
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Osceola Regional Medical Center
700 W Oak St
Kissimmee, FL 34741
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