Dr. Ronald Frenkel, MD
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Dr. Ronald Frenkel, MD

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Ophthalmology | Male

East Florida Eye Institute 509 SE Riverside Dr Ste 302 Stuart, FL 34994 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

Our practice combines state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment with the experience gained through research and advanced training. We offer our patients the latest and most advanced treatments and techniques for ocular disease customized for their individual situations.

Biography

Dr. Frenkel founded the East Florida Eye Institute in 1989 to bring state of the art diagnosis and treatment to the Treasure Coast, specializing in the most advanced treatments for Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma. Dr. Frenkel is a Board Certified and fellowship trained ophthalmologist. He earned his medical degree from Wayne State University of Medicine where he was awarded numerous honors for his clinical work. Dr. Frenkel interned at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. While at Harvard he was made Clinical Fellow in Medicine. He completed his Ophthalmology residency at Kresge Eye Institute. Before founding East Florida Eye Institute, Dr. Frenkel returned to Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary to pursue advanced subspecialty fellowship training. Dr. Frenkel is frequently sought for his expert opinion on the research studies of ophthalmologists nationwide. Dr. Frenkel is a Voluntary Professor of Ophthalmology,at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, School of Medicine. He is the only Bascom Palmer staff member on the Treasure Coast. Dr. Frenkel is a Macular Degeneration investigator. He specializes in the most advanced treatments for Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma.

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Dr. Frenkel's Performance
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
in Port Saint Lucie, FL |
He correctly diagnosed my macular degeneration that had been misdiagnosed elsewhere. Now I have my vision back!
in Port Saint Lucie, FL |
I've seen several ophthalmologists on the Treasure Coast, Dr. Frenkel was the best by far!
in Islamorada, FL |
He has a national reputation, I was fortunate to find him. Referred to him by 2 doctors at Harvard.
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Dr. Frenkel founded the East Florida Eye Institute in 1989 to bring state of the art diagnosis and treatment to the Treasure Coast, specializing in the most advanced treatments for Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma.

Dr. Frenkel is a Board Certified and fellowship trained ophthalmologist.  He earned his medical degree from Wayne State University of Medicine where he was awarded numerous honors for his clinical work.  Dr. Frenkel interned at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.  While at Harvard he was made Clinical Fellow in Medicine. He completed his Ophthalmology residency at Kresge Eye Institute.  Before founding East Florida Eye Institute, Dr. Frenkel returned to Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary to pursue advanced subspecialty fellowship training.

Dr. Frenkel is frequently sought for his expert opinion on the research studies of ophthalmologists nationwide.

Dr. Frenkel is a Voluntary Professor of Ophthalmology,at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, School of Medicine.  He is the only Bascom Palmer staff member on the Treasure Coast. Dr. Frenkel is a Macular Degeneration investigator. He specializes in the most advanced treatments for Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma.

Dr. Frenkel's Care Philosophy

Our practice combines state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment with the experience gained through research and advanced training. We offer our patients the latest and most advanced treatments and techniques for ocular disease customized for their individual situations.

Dr. Frenkel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Disorders
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Neuro-Ophthalmological Disorders
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pseudophakia
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    Wayne State University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Brigham Womens/Harvard

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    Kresge Eye Institute Wayne St University

    Completed in 1987

    St Elizabeths Tufts

    Completed in 1984

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mass Eye Infirm/Harvard

    Completed in 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery