Dr. Robert Olk, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 75

Ophthalmology

Dr. Robert Olk, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from RUSH UNIVERSITY in 1975. He is affiliated with SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Robert Olk, MD

Missouri Eye Assocs/Retina Center

11710 Old Ballas Rd Ste 102 Saint Louis, MO 63141
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2.9

Based on 8 ratings

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Have been going to Dr. Olk for three years. Never on time with appts, could run into 1 hour late, does not explain procedures, rushed trough appointments, like he does not have time for you. Does not explain the process you are facing. It’s to the point looking for another Dr.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Feb 19, 2022
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Definitely would NOT recommend to anyone needing eye/retina surgery or procedures. His surgery to "improve" my right eye's vision (removing/reducing scar tissue) ended up creating a dead spot in the center of my right eye's field of view that has ruined my near depth perception. My right eye vision also failed on my driver's license exam.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Chris Rethemeyer – Apr 03, 2021
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Husband wasn't happy with results after multiple treatments and surgeries, still having issues seeing and trying to find another ophthalmologist.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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Biography

Dr. Robert Olk, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from RUSH UNIVERSITY...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1975
RUSH UNIVERSITY
Medical School

Awards

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What conditions does Dr. Robert Olk, MD treat?

Dr. Olk frequently treats the following conditions: Diabetic Macular Edema (DME), Acute Endophthalmitis, and Age-Related Macular Degeneration. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Robert Olk, MD's office address?

Dr. Olk's office is located at 11710 Old Ballas Rd Ste 102, Saint Louis, MO 63141. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Robert Olk, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Robert Olk, MD is affiliated with SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton.

Is Dr. Robert Olk, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Robert Olk, MD holds board certifications in Ophthalmology.

How much experience does Dr. Robert Olk, MD have?

Dr. Olk has over 47 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Robert Olk, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 2.9/5 for Dr. Robert Olk, MD. Patients say that the provider listened & answered questions well and they trusted the provider's decisions. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Olk's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Vitreoretinal Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Olk performs Vitreoretinal Surgery more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Olk performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Olk treats Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Olk treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Olk performs Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Olk performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Olk's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eye Test
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridectomy
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Panophthalmitis
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Dr. Olk accepts the following insurance:

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Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
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Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Gold Blue Preferred-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Blue Preferred-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Locations

Missouri Eye Assocs/Retina Center

Missouri Eye Associates LLC11710 Old Ballas Rd Ste 102 Saint Louis, MO 63141
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Practice

Ssm St Clare Surgical Center1055 Bowles Ave Ste 100 Fenton, MO 63026
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