Dr. Russell Pecoraro, MD

Dr. Russell Pecoraro, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
45 y/o

Accepting new patients

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.

Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons

11790 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL 32223
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Accepted insurance

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

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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Pecoraro's Experience

Dr. Pecoraro'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


  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Ocular Immunology
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Orbital Disorders

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Amaurosis Fugax
  • Aphakia
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bell's Palsy
  • 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
  • Chalazion
  • Chemical Burn - Eyes
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Disorders
  • 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
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • 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
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iritis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • 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 Neuritis
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • 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
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Severe Myopia
  • Still's Disease
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • 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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  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Argon Laser Surgery
  • Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty
  • Argon Laser Treatment
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Extraction
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • 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
  • Eyeglasses
  • 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
  • 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 Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Freezing (Cryopexy)
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Testing
  • Retinal Thermal Laser Therapy
  • Scatter Laser Treatment
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Transillumination
  • Ultrasound
  • 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.


  • New York University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Pecoraro's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pecoraro to family and friends
based on 400 total reviews (25 with comments)
Dr. Pecoraro's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (25)
in jacksonville, fl |
He's a very good, and nice doctor. Take good care of me and my eye issue
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 and personable Doctor I have seen thus far. I was very pleased with the time spent in the office and the outcome of the injections. I would absolutely recommend him.
in Keystone Heights, FL |
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!
in orange park, fl |
he is very kind patient and understanding. he is very concerned about my eyesight and takes good care of me.
in jacksonville, fl |
Dr. Pecoraro is extremely knowledgeable and so he knows what questions to ask about how my condition is doing. He listens and asks me if I have any questions or concerns. We discuss anything that I am not clear about. His staff is very efficient and experienced and therefore makes Dr. Pecoraro's job have a better outcome for me. No time is ever wasted in his office.
middleburg, fl |
Excellent and thorough in examining my eyes. Explained results and help me understand my eye condition. Provided resolutions and options.
in jacksonville, fl |
Very caring. Explained everything?
in Green Cove Springs, Fl |
I am always been satisfied with the office staff and Dr. Pecoraro.
in jacksonville, fl |
Very nice, caring, listens to me, knowledgeable and extremely efficient!
in Fleming Island, fl |
Dr. Pecoraro has treated me for several years and has done cataract surgery on both of my eyes. He is caring, knowledgeable, professional and just overall OUTSTANDING! I would not go to anyone else but Dr. Pecoraro and Clay Eye Physicians!!
Dr. Pecoraro is very knowledgeable and has quickly and thoroughly helped me with a few eye injuries. Even though he has a lot of experience and knowledge, he talks to me like a regular person and takes the time to find out what my concerns are. He will never walk into the room, tell me what is wrong, and leave without having a detailed conversation with me.
in Saint Johns, FL |
Dr. Pecoraro and his staff are professional, kind and caring. The care I have received at their office, I believe has helped to save my sight which has remained stable for over a year. Dr. Pecoraro received permission to use a relatively new medial product for the care of my eye with macular degeneration. I recommended Dr. Pecoraro and his staff to a number of friends and people who have said they have the same problem as I. Thanks again to both the Dr. and his staff. Patty Kuntzman
in orange park, fl |
I am writing this on behalf of my husband. We both agree that Dr. P is great. Since moving from another specialist to him, the care has been great. This is the most efficiency clinic we have been to in years. Kudos to the whole staff.
in middleburg, fl |
Office staff is very kind and compassionate when dealing with patient. The medical staff is very professional and timely.
in Orange Park, Florida |
There is something VERY special going on in Dr. Pecararo's eye practice. Perhaps it is the sincere empathy he so sincerely presents when he explains your personal situation and the steps which can be taken to resolve the issue. Perhaps it is his exemplary skill he possesses when he inserts a needle in your eye with such professionalism you hardly know it happened. Perhaps it is his caring. Perhaps it is hearing that his staff drives extra miles to work for him. SOMETHING special for sure!!!!!!
in Jacksonville, FL |
He is caring, helpful, professional and absolutely the best!
in Fleming Island, FL |
He is not only an outstanding and gifted doctor, he also has a great bedside manner.
in jacksonville, fl |
Dr. Pecoraro has always been professional, pleasant, and efficient. He answers my questions and provides clear explanations of my treatments. My vision is improving due to the treatments I have received from Dr. Pecoraro. I would recommend him to family members. friends, and acquaintances.
in jacksonville, fl |
Fast efficient kind and considerate ! The staff was helpful and kind answered all my questions! I am so happy I changed Drs this was a wonderful experience??So Thank you
in Green Cove springs |
Dr. Pecoraro is the best eye doctor I have ever had and has treated me for macular degeneration for almost 6 years. He is pleasant and professional and seems to care for each patient. He has a great staff also. His office is well organized and run in spite of having many, many patients waiting.
in middleburg, fl |
From the first appointment with him, it has been very easy to talk with him about my eye problem, his opinion, and what he thought was the best way to treat me. He has been quick to answer any questions I've had, and will to explain things a couple of times, when I didn't understand what he was trying to tell me. He is good at explaining what he is doing, or going to do, and why he thinks what he does is the best course of action.
in jacksonville, fl |
Would recommend to all. Here's why: 1) He and the staff are the epitome of competence; 2) Their courtesy and explanation of procedure is beyond reproach; 3) Relocation from West Palm Beach to Jacksonville afforded me the opportunity to compare two different techniques FOR THE SAME PROCEDURE! What was previously quite painful and uncomfortable, became pain-free and totally comfortable! 4) Succinctly, Dr. Pecoraro is just that good!
middleburg, fl |
Dr. P is wonderful. He always takes his time and answers your questions, you never feel rushed. He is also personable and remembers things about your family and always asks about them. There are not many doctors who take the time to do this anymore. He has helped me keep my iritis under control for a number of years and I can not imagine going to anyone else.
in Kingsley Lake, Fl |
He is a very caring and personal doctor. He is al very gentle and he explains everything and answers all your questions
in jacksonville, fl |
Dr. Pecoraro has been thorough with examinations and tests to monitor the affects of diabetes on my eye health and keeping close watch on the cataracts that are slowly progressing. He has answered my question and has given very clear instructions for those treatments that will become necessary in the future.
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Dr. Pecoraro accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Select
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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    Choice Care PPO
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