Dr. Steven Bloom, MD

Dr. Steven Bloom, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(62)
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Dr. Steven Bloom, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Louisville, KY and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1984 and specializes in ophthalmology, ophthalmic vitreous surgery, and more.Read his story

1935 Bluegrass Ave Ste 200

Louisville, KY 40215

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Top Care Areas

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

Vitreoretinal Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eye Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Bloom's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Bloom "Dr. Steven Bloom completed his undergraduate and medical education as part of a combined 6-year BA-MD program at Lehigh University (summa cum laude) and the Medical College of Pennsylvania (cum laude). He did his residency in ophthalmology at the Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, and returned to Philadelphia for his fellowship in medical and surgical vitreoretinal diseases at the Scheie Eye Institute and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bloom is an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Louisville. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Bloom has been practicing in the Kentuckiana area since 1989, and joined Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers in 1995. His practice is devoted solely to diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous. He has built his reputation through a knowledgeable, personalized and caring approach to patient management. He has published extensively in his field, including the textbook, "Laser Surgery of the Posterior Segment," now in its second edition, and serves as a scientific reviewer for several ophthalmic and retinal journals. Dr. Bloom's academic honors include memberships in the Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Beta Kappa, and Alpha Omega Alpha honor societies. He is a member of the American Society of Retinal Specialists and was the first Kentucky ophthalmologist to be inducted into the Macula Society. Dr. Bloom has been honored by his peers on numerous occasions by selecting him for inclusion in The Best Doctors in America. He is consistently included in the Guide to America's Top Ophthalmologists and has been included in Who's Who in America."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bloom "I treat every patient like a family member. I try to address every patient's unique needs. Although my primary job is to take care of their retinal disorders, I always try to improve my patients' overall sense of well being by helping them live better with whatever problems they have."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Avastin® Injection
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Eylea® Injection
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lucentis® Injection
  • Macular Degeneration Treatment
  • Macular Hole Surgery
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Panretinal Photocoagulation
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Wet Macular Degeneration Injections

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kentucky.

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

  • Lehigh University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Medical College of Pennsylvania
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Medical College of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Tufts University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Scheie Eye Institute, University Of Pennsylvania
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bloom has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bloom's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bloom to family and friends
4.7
based on 62 total reviews (41 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (62)

  • 5
    (57)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Bloom's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
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Patient Comments (41)

We have been going to Dr. Bloom since 2008. In all those years we have gotten excellent care with a caring staff and very caring doctors. I could write many pages of our visits there. My mom, husband and I all see doctors at the various office locations. in my opinion they are the best in town....more
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in Felicity, OH
Dr. Bloom came in his office on a Saturday morning to do surgery on my eye for a retinal tear so I could fly to San Francisco the next day. He and his staff were wonderful! I cannot thank him enough for going above and beyond to ensure my safety and comfort.
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in Fisherville
At age 39, I sought an Ophthalmologist regarding a "black dot" impairing my vision. After several futile consultations, Dr. Bloom diagnosed me with a very rare hereditary degenerative disease which can affect vision. Moreover, he was able to offer treatment options, equating to HOPE when...more
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in Ft Mitchell, KY
Dr. Bloom has been my ophthalmologist for close to 15 years. I suffer from ocular histoplasmosis. Dr. Bloom has performed multiple laser surgeries on both of eyes, one of which was extremely close the the retina. When my husband was stationed overseas a few years ago, my histoplasmosis flared up....more
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in Louisville, KY
Dr. Bloom cared for me after cataract surgery with multifocal lenses. His care was exceptional. After the cataract surgery, I had to undergo vitreoretinal surgery to repair a macular hole. Dr. Bloom was knowledgeable and quick to act. I would recommend his care to anyone who could benefit from his...more
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