Dr. Nelson Preschel, MD

Dr. Nelson Preschel, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
Dr. Nelson Preschel, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Pembroke Pines, FL and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Faculty Med University Ctrl Venezuela in 1990 and specializes in ophthalmology and cataract surgery.Read his story

17900 NW 5th St Ste 204

Pembroke Pines, FL 33029

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Top Care Areas

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Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
more than 79% of peers
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
more than 76% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
more than 69% of peers

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Dr. Preschel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Preschel "Dr. Nelson Preschel is among the few South Florida eye surgeons who hold advanced fellowship training in multiple disciplines, including cornea surgery, refractive surgery, anterior segment surgery and is a talented glaucoma treatment specialist. His impressive educational background and outstanding surgical and clinical skills allow him to develop a customized vision solution for each patient. Dr. Preschel is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a prestigious title that requires a rigorous re-certification process every ten years and attests to his commitment to continuing education and excellence in his ophthalmic practice. He is highly respected in his field and has authored several research articles and presentations on the topics of cornea surgery, refractive surgery and glaucoma treatment. Dr. Preschel completed his medical degree at the Central University of Venezuela and was awarded an educational grant from Venezuela’s Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho Foundation, which allowed him to attend a post-graduate training program in the United States. He served his internal medicine internship at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and was awarded a research fellowship in ophthalmic pathology. Dr. Preschel completed his eye surgery residency at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and a fellowship in Cornea, Refractive Surgery and Glaucoma at Minnesota Eye Consultants, where he studied under the mentorship of internationally renowned eye surgeons. Following the training in America, he returned to his native country to work as an attending eye surgeon for the Venezuelan Society for the Advancement of Ophthalmology, where he was involved in advancing the surgical proficiency of post-graduate residents and fellow ophthalmologists. Dr. Preschel is fluent in Spanish and English, which allows him to serve the needs of both national and international patients, who often travel to receive treatment from him due to his unique ability to utilize a multidisciplinary and multicultural approach to eye care. Dr. Preschel and his family are proud to be part of the Southern Florida community."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Preschel "Dr. Nelson Preschel is a nationally recognized eye surgeon who is dedicated to providing each patient with the highest level of medical care, from general ophthalmologic services to the surgical treatment of various ocular conditions and eye diseases. At his state of the art practice, Dr. Preschel goes all out to treat each patient as if they are family. He and his outstanding medical team set high standards for safety, accuracy and precision without compromising the importance of humane customer care. Dr. Preschel strongly believes that although surgical success can be measured with visual acuity, his success as an ophthalmologist is ultimately measured by patients satisfaction and long term loyalty. He wants you, your relatives and your friends to become a part of this unique partnership, which allows him to practice medicine as a form of friendship. He and his staff are committed to serving you and WILL go out of their way for you."


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2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

42  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Disorders
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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27  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Clear Lens Extraction
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Peripheral Iridotomy
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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.


  • Central U of Venezuela
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Faculty Med University Ctrl Venezuela
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Beth Israel Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Phillips Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Preschel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Preschel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Preschel to family and friends
16 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

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Dr. Preschel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Great Doctor....., Great Staff...... Up to date equipment
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I just can’t say enough good things about Dr. Preschel. He performed cataract and LASIK surgery on both of my eyes, and I am so amazed and happy with the results, and I owe it all to Dr. Preschel. He is an expert in his field and extremely knowledgeable yet he is also friendly and caring. I was...more
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Fantastic DR. and staff. I highly recommend them. I actually am looking forward to seeing them again.
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