Dr. Robert Olk, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 74

Dr. Robert Olk, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Rush Medical College medical school in 1975. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Olk to book an appointment.

Dr. Olk

Missouri Eye Assocs/Retina Center

11710 Old Ballas Rd Ste 102 Saint Louis, MO 63141
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Olk's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Vitreoretinal Surgery
very high
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 Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • 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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(314) 569-2020

Dr. Olk accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Balanced Blue Preferred-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-IL
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Preferred (Blue Preferred / Small Grp)-MO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-MO POS
Blue Preferred Network-MO
Blue Preferred Options-MO
Blue Preferred Plus-MO POS
Blue Preferred-MO HMO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
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
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
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
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Olk's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Olk

2.9

Based on 7 ratings

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
42.857142857142854%
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (4)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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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.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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.
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  • Appointment was rushed
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Biography

Dr. Robert Olk, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Rush Medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1981
Johns Hopkins
Fellowship Hospital
1980
Barnes - Jewish Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1979
Rush University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1976
Rush University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1975
Rush Medical College
Medical School
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Awards

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What are Dr. Robert Olk, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Olk frequently treats Vitreoretinal Surgery, Diabetic Macular Edema (DME), and Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Olk treats.

Where is Dr. Robert Olk, MD's office located?

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

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Locations

Missouri Eye Assocs/Retina Center

Missouri Eye Institute11710 Old Ballas Rd Ste 102 Saint Louis, MO 63141
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