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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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Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
Contusion of the Eyeball
Degenerative Disorders of Globe
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Ectropion of Eyelid
Foreign Body in Eye
Hypotony of Eye
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Progressive High Myopia
Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Visual Field Defects
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Macular Degeneration Treatment
Macular Hole Surgery
Macular Pucker Surgery
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
Retina and Vitreous Surgery
Wet Macular Degeneration Injections
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Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
Medical College Of Pennsylvania
Medical School | Graduated 1984
Medical College Of Pennsylvania
Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
Scheie Eye Institute, University Of Pennsylvania
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989
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