Dr. Paul Runge, MD

Dr. Paul Runge, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 71
Dr. Paul Runge, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Flinders University Of South Australia, School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in ophthalmology and pediatrics.

1700 S Tuttle Ave Ste 3

Sarasota, FL 34239

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Runge performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 96% of peers
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
more than 83% of peers
Retina Diseases
more than 80% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Runge "Treating patients like family."

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics

2  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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8  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • 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 California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • Flinders University Of South Australia, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Flinders Medical Centre
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Cook County Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Ca San Diego Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Toronto Faculty Med Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Runge has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Runge's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Runge to family and friends
5 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Runge's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Runge is a wonderful doctor and a wonderful man. He has been treating my mother who is 102 years old for several years now. She loves him as do I. He also treats my brother and he is crazy about him too.
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