Dr. Oscar Cruz, MD
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Ophthalmology | Male

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Dr. Oscar Cruz, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Saint Louis, MO. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Cruz is affiliated with SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital.

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Dr. Cruz's Reviews

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based on 13 total surveys (3 with reviews)
Dr. Cruz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
in st. louis mo |
took my daughter to Dr Cruz for her yearly check up and was given a prescription for new glasses, the prescription was wrong, had to go back to see the dr and was billed for it again even though the dr messed up the prescription. my daughter will not be going back to see this Dr ever again.
Belleville, IL |
This provider is not recommended!!! He walked in after a resident examined my child and told us that he was fine when our eye doctor sent us there immediately for an eye wound that was not healing. He wasn't even going to look at our child's eye until I asked him to, when he looked he said "ppsshhh...I don't even see anything at all" to which my husband replied" please look in the left eye as that is why we are here". We were then referred to Mercy Children's and had a much better experience.
St Louis, MO |
I would not recommend Dr. Cruz. He spent less than 5 minutes examining my child and did absolutely nothing in terms of treatment. He was very short with me and his bedside manner is poor to say the least.
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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Adult Strabismus
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Monofixation Syndrome
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

Education

  • Medical School
    Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    St Joseph Hospital

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    Baylor

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

    Completed in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye