Dr. Russell Pecoraro, MD

Dr. Russell Pecoraro, MD

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46 y/o
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Dr. Russell Pecoraro, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Jacksonville, FL and has been practicing for 15 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons

11790 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL 32223
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Pecoraro performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 93% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 93% of peers
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Pecoraro's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Pecoraro's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pecoraro "Russell Pecoraro, M.D. is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and one of the only full-time retina specialists in Clay County. Clay Eye has established The Northeast Florida Macular Degeneration and Diabetes Eye Institute, the first full-time center in Clay County dedicated to diseases of the retina. Dr. Pecoraro’s special interests include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions, inflammatory diseases of the eye, retinal holes, breaks, tears, or detachment, flashes and floaters, laser treatment of the retina, and medical, surgical management of glaucoma and laser cataract surgery."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pecoraro "Since we first began treating patients in 1977, we have been committed to offering the most advanced and comprehensive eye care available. Every eye disease is different, and so is every patient. That's why our doctors diagnose and develop individualized treatment plans specifically tailored for your needs. Our physicians are leaders in the development of state-of-the-art approaches to eye care, and are supported by a strong team of friendly and knowledgeable technicians, administrative staff, and other specialists who work together to coordinate complete and compassionate care."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

133  Conditions Treated

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Amaurosis Fugax
  • Aphakia
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Binocular Vision Disorder
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract - Alopecia - Sclerodactyly
  • Cataract - Ataxia - Deafness
  • Cataract - Cardiomyopathy
  • Cataract - Congenital Ichthyosis
  • Cataract Congenital Dominant Non Nuclear
  • Cataract Dental Syndrome
  • Cataract Hutterite Type
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chemical Burn - Eyes
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Disorders
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Flash Burns
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetes-Like Blepharitis
  • Diabetes-Like Retinal Edema
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilatation
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Eczema
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Glaucoma - Sleep Apnea
  • Glaucoma Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Glaucoma in Ciliochorodial Detachment
  • Glaucoma in Epithelial Ingrowth
  • Glaucoma in Intra Ocular Tumours
  • Glaucoma in Iridoschisis.
  • Glaucoma in Phacomatoses
  • Hazy Vision
  • Headache
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iritis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Amyloidosis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Dystrophy
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • North Carolina Macular Dystrophy
  • Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Myasthenia Gravis
  • Optic Nerve Disorder
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Scarring
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Punctata Albescens
  • Retinopathy
  • Retinoschisis
  • Retinoschisis of Fovea
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Severe Myopia
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Aura
  • Visual Dysfunction
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Visual Field Loss
  • Vitreoretinal Degeneration
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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73  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Argon Laser Surgery
  • Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty
  • Argon Laser Treatment
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Extraction
  • Cyclocryotherapy
  • Cyclodialysis
  • Cyclodiathermy
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Diagnostic Angiography
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extracapsular Cataract Extraction
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Medical Therapy
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Goniotomy
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Indocyanine Green Angiography
  • Iridectomy
  • Iridotomy
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Cryopexy
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Laser Office Procedure
  • Laser Surgery
  • Laser Trabeculoplasty or Iridectomy
  • Lash Enhancer
  • Ocular Inflammation (Uveitis) Treatment
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Peripheral Iridotomy
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Photocoagulation
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
  • Pneumatic Retinopexy
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser Treatment
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Freezing (Cryopexy)
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Testing
  • Retinal Thermal Laser Therapy
  • Scatter Laser Treatment
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Transillumination
  • Ultrasound
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Iridotomy
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
  • YAG Laser Surgery
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • New York University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • SUNY Syracuse Upstate Med Univ
    Medical School | Graduated
  • St Joseph's Hlth Centre
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Kentucky Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Kentucky Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pecoraro has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pecoraro's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pecoraro

4.8

Based on 663 reviews

5 Stars
87.93363499245852%
(583)
4 Stars
8.597285067873303%
(57)
3 Stars
2.262443438914027%
(15)
2 Stars
0.15082956259426847%
(1)
1 Star
1.0558069381598794%
(7)

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In changing doctor, I am so delighted to have Dr Pecoraro as my eye specialist. He is so skilled in his techniques and keeps me well informed on my eye condition. He is pleasant and has such a great demeanor, always smiling and shakes your hand when he walks into the room. I would certainly...Read More
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Middleburg – Feb 06, 2018
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He's a very good, and nice doctor. Take good care of me and my eye issue
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Alberto C. ILagan in jacksonville, fl – Nov 05, 2016
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Absolutely the best opthomologist I have had the pleasure to know. I live in a motor home and have to see an opthomologist once a month for AMD. I have been treated by no less than six different doctors in different parts of the country. Dr. Pecoraro is undoubtedly the most efficient, knowledgeable...Read More
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Charles in LAVERGNE, TN – Oct 25, 2016
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He is very knowledgeable, shares information easily and is one of very few Ophthalmologists who will do both retinal problems and cataracts at the same time. Otherwise it requires 2 surgeries when he does them in one! Excellent bedside manner and friendly!
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Sandra Lugo in Keystone Heights, FL – Oct 19, 2016
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he is very kind patient and understanding. he is very concerned about my eyesight and takes good care of me.
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Jack C in orange park, fl – Oct 18, 2016
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