Dr. Robert Bechtel, MD


Pediatric Ophthalmology | Male

Altoona Ophthalmology Assocs 600 E Pleasant Valley Blvd Altoona, PA 16602 Get Directions
Dr. Robert Bechtel, MD
Dr. Robert Bechtel, MD is a pediatric ophthalmology doctor who practices in Altoona, PA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Bechtel is affiliated with Altoona Regional Health System.

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Dr. Bechtel did a surgery to correct my severe double vision. He was wonderful. It was a life changing experience. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
in Jeannette, PA |
Beautiful office. The office staff was very pleasant. Dr Bechtel was very helpful, explained everything and answered any question we had.
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      •  Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
      •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
      •  Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
      •  No sanctions found
      •  No board actions found

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      • Ophthalmology

      Conditions Treated

      • Adult Strabismus
      • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
      • Diplopia
      • Dry Eyes
      • Ectropion of Eyelid
      • Entropion
      • Esotropia
      • Exotropia
      • Graves' Disease
      • Hypertropia
      • Hypotropia
      • Lazy Eye
      • Mechanical Strabismus
      • Nystagmus
      • Paralytic Strabismus
      • Pediatric Strabismus
      • Strabismus
      • Thyroid Disease


      • Medical School
        Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1991

      • Internship Hospital
        Milton S Hershey Mc/Penn State University

        Completed in 1992

      • Residency Hospital
        University Of Wisconsin Madison

        Completed in 1995

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Northwestern U/Chldns Meml Hospital

        Completed in 1996

      • Undergraduate School
        Virginia Commonwealth Univ/Medical College Of Virginia School Of Pharmacy

        Graduated in 1985

      Languages Spoken

      • English

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      • Pediatric Ophthalmology
      • Ophthalmology

      Procedures Performed

      • Cataract Removal Surgery
      • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
      • Eye Surgery
      • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
      • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
      • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
      • Strabismus Surgery