Dr. Peter Polack, MD


Ophthalmology | Male

Dr. Peter Polack, MD

Dr. Peter Polack, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Ocala, FL. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Polack is affiliated with Ocala Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Polack's Care Philosophy

I take a holistic approach to the treatment of patients. Many of the conditions I see are related to a number of factors including autoimmune issues, previous surgery, medications, and diet. Only by taking all of these into consideration can one fully address the patient's needs.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Summerfield, FL |
I have MS. about 6 months ago I had cataracts removed. My eye flared up and became painful. When I went back to Dr. Pollack he examined me and suggested that I go gluten free. I didn't take his advice and my eye did not improve. When I returned once agin he asked if I had gone gluten free. I admitted that I hadn't He insisted it would help so from hat day on I went gluten free. After a short while my eye completely healed. I should have listened to him on day one! Dr. pollack knows his stuff!
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in Lecanto, FL |
Dr Polack is professional, friendly & knowledgeable. He explained each set as he performed my cataract surgery. Dr Polack personally called to check on me that evening! His staff from front desk to surgical assistants are very professional & friendly. I would give him 10+ stars if I could. He is very thorough. I highly recommend him and would Not consider using another doctor! Thank you Dr Polack for giving my 20/20 vision back. This was a painless experience.
We're so glad to hear about your positive experience with our team. Our goal is to provide the very best patient care available, so it's always encouraging to hear about positive experiences.
in Ocala, FL |
Dr Polack put me immediately at ease with his excellent examination and explanation of the surgical procedure I was interested in. I felt confident to go ahead with the surgery and not at all apprehensive about the outcome.
in The Villages, FL |
Dr. Polack is a gifted and talented eye surgeon with an incredible amount of experience which allows him to accurately assess a patient's condition and decide how it should be treated. I was diagnosed with Fuchs Dystrophy. Dr. Polack was very careful to make sure every situation was considered before undertaking a partial corneal transplant known as DSEK. My vision is now better than it has been in years. Thank you Dr. Polack!
in The Villages, FL |
Very caring, professional, honest and one great surgeon. My cataracts were way past ready to be operated on. In the 4+ range of 'ripeness'. Dr Polack operated and restored my sight. I was legally blind and at my last checkup was at 20/25 combined vision. I would recommend Dr Polack and his support staff to anyone needing excellent eye care.
in Ocala, FL |
It was such a pleasant surprise to get a personal phone call from Dr. Polack the evening after my surgery. Such a caring and competent physician. I highly recommend him.
in The Villages, FL |
The quality of care and the kindness of Dr. Polack's staff was exemplary.
in The Villages, FL |
A big thank you to Dr. Polack and the staff at Ocala Eye. Dr Polack did cataract surgery on both eyes and the results are great.
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Dr. Polack's Care Philosophy

I take a holistic approach to the treatment of patients. Many of the conditions I see are related to a number of factors including autoimmune issues, previous surgery, medications, and diet. Only by taking all of these into consideration can one fully address the patient's needs.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Malpractice Claim

    Dr. Polack has 1 malpractice claim

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    • Settlement (1/22/2016)
    • Amount or Range: $200,000.00
    • Nature of Complaint: MARION COUNTY
    • State: Florida
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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


  • Medical School
    University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Bayfront Medical Center

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

    Completed in 1994

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cornell University Medical College

    Completed in 1990

    University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine

    Completed in 1995

  • Undergraduate School
    Stetson University

    Graduated in 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • No-Stitch Corneal Transplantation (DLEK)
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction