Dr. Ray Balyeat, MD

Dr. Ray Balyeat, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
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Dr. Ray Balyeat, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Tulsa, OK and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center in 1983 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

2000 S Wheeling Ave Ste 501

Tulsa, OK 74104

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Cigna
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Top Care Areas


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Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 97% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Balyeat's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Balyeat "My ophthalmology practice is dedicated to providing high quality diagnostic expertise and both medical and surgical management for diseases of the retina. My medical practice therefore emphasizes identification and treatment of diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular disorders, inflammatory eye disease (uveitis) and retinal detachment. I am committed to state of the art management for diseases of the vitreous, retina and macula in a community setting. My educational background which includes fellowship training and a multi-decade commitment to professional development set my medical and surgical practice apart from general ophthalmology practices that claim to offer services for patients with retinal problems."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Balyeat "I understand that most patients in the waiting room of a retinologist have tremendous fear of "going blind".  Providing patients with the correct diagnosis and prognosis of their retinal condition is the keystone to my medical practice.  Every attempt is made by me with assistance from my staff to provide care with respect and kindness to our patients.  I believe that most of our patients leave their appointments with a greater understanding of their condition and a more positive attitude.  "


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Iridectomy
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Dean McGee Eye Inst/Okla University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Eye Consultants Of Atlanta
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Piedmont Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Balyeat has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Balyeat's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balyeat to family and friends
based on 18 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

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Dr. Balyeat's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
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Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Balyeat Says:

My office staff and I work long hours in a complex and ever changing healthcare environment.  Providing medical services is both professionally rewarding and very challenging.  We are interested in constructive advice from our patients so that we may refine the manner in which we provide services to them.  Please contact us directly if you believe that you have a vital suggestion for change.

Patient Comments (2)

in Owasso, OK
When I first walked in, the vision in my left eye was getting progressively worse after cataract surgery. Dr. Balyeat diagnosed & treated endophthalmitis & saw me for 4 days straight over a weekend due to the emergency nature of my situation. Pressure in my eye rose to a high of 58. He saw me every...more
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in Joplin, MO
I loved Dr Balyeart got me right in to fix my detachment and retnial tears!!! I felt I was in the best care ever! And I've been through a lot of drs!!! He's the best!!!
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