Dr. Robert I. Blem, MD

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Dr. Robert I. Blem, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery | Male

Louisiana Retina Center 1000 W Pinhook Rd Ste 301, Lafayette, LA 70503 Get Directions
(337) 264-1011

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Dr. Blem specializes in Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery and practices in Lafayette, LA. He practices at 1 location.

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  • Fellowship Hospital
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      Specialties

      • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
      • Ophthalmology
      • Retinal Diseases

      Board Certifications

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      • Ophthalmology

      Conditions Treated

      • Acute Endophthalmitis
      • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
      • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
      • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
      • Bell's Palsy
      • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
      • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
      • Benign Tumor
      • Blind Hypotensive Eye
      • Blindness
      • Brain Disorders
      • Cancer
      • Cataract
      • Chorioretinal Scars
      • Chorioretinitis
      • Contusion of the Eyeball
      • Corneal Diseases
      • Corneal Ulcer
      • Diabetic Eye Disease
      • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
      • Diabetic Retinopathy
      • Diplopia
      • Drusen
      • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
      • Dry Eyes
      • Endophthalmitis
      • Exotropia
      • Eye Cancer
      • Eye Infections
      • Eye Melanoma
      • Floaters
      • Glaucoma
      • Graves' Disease
      • Headache
      • Herpetic Keratitis
      • Hyphema
      • Hypopyon
      • Hypotony of Eye
      • Iridocyclitis
      • Keratitis
      • Macular Degeneration
      • Macular Edema
      • Macular Hole
      • Macular Pucker
      • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
      • Migraine
      • Optic Neuritis
      • Paralytic Strabismus
      • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
      • Pterygium
      • Purulent Endophthalmitis
      • Retina Diseases
      • Retinal Detachment
      • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
      • Retinal Dystrophy
      • Retinal Hemorrhage
      • Retinal Ischemia
      • Retinal Neovascularization
      • Retinal Telangiectasia
      • Retinal Vein Occlusion
      • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
      • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
      • Retinoschisis
      • Sarcoidosis
      • Senile Cataracts
      • Stye
      • Thyroid Disease
      • Ulcer
      • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
      • Vascular Disease
      • Visual Field Defects
      • Vitreous Hemorrhage
      • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

      Procedures Performed

      • Cataract Removal Surgery
      • Cyclocryotherapy
      • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
      • Eye Procedure
      • Eye Surgery
      • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
      • Iridotomy
      • Laser Surgery
      • Pterygium Surgery
      • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
      • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
      • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
      • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
      • Vitrectomy
      • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
      • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College Of Virginia School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1997

      • Internship Hospital
        University Of Tennessee-Chattannooga

        Completed in 1998

      • Residency Hospital
        Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College Of Virginia School Of Medicine

        Completed in 2001

      • Fellowship Hospital
        University Of Texas Medical Branch

        Completed in 2003

      • Undergraduate School
        Virginia Commonwealth University

        Graduated in 1993

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
      • Board certified in Ophthalmology
      • Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Blem's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      16 – 30 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Blem

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      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients