Dr. Steven M. Cohen, MD

Dr. Steven M. Cohen, MD

Retinal Diseases | Male | 54 years old

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We treat our patients the way we would like to be treated were we having the same problem: with compassion. Dr. Cohen understands that all people are unique. Dr. Cohen encourages his patients to ask questions. When the patient and doctor collaborate, the optimal treatment plan can be determined for any retinal disorder.Read more

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Dr. Cohen has been in Retina practice since 1994.He graduated with honors from Harvard College in Mathematics and completed his...Read more

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in Clearwater, FL |
When I first saw Dr. Cohen, I had lost most of the vision in my right eye. I had wavely lines and a huge dark spot in the center of my eye. He has saved the vision in my right eye. If you're seeking the best, I truly don't think you will find a better Doctor. He's the best!
in St Petersburg, FL |
Dr. Steven Cohen has provided me with outstanding care for my retinal condition. He was able to advise me about the latest research and treatment for my condition. His curriculum vita is exceptional and his knowledge and experience was reflected in the exceptional treatment I received. As a surgeon, he was able to correct my problem and was very considerate throughout the process. He even called me at home on the day after my surgery to find out how I was doing!!
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Dr. Cohen says...

Dr. Cohen has been in Retina practice since 1994.He graduated with honors from Harvard College in Mathematics and completed his medical training at Harvard Medical School in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program.

He did an internship at Brown University and an Ophthalmology residency at University of California, Davis. He then completed two years of Retina fellowship training at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami.

Dr. Cohen has clinics in our Clearwater and St. Petersburg offices. He performs surgery at Largo Medical Center and All Children's Hospitals as well as St. Anthony Surgery Center. He has a special interest in medical retina (macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy), pediatric retina and uveitis.

Dr. Cohen is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida School of Medicine. He was chosen by the ophthalmology residents for the David D. Donaldson, MD Clinical Faculty Teaching Award in 2011. He was elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America for 2013 and 2014. He facilitates a monthly retina conference for the residents in the 0phthalmology program.

Dr. Cohen has over 60 published papers and abstracts in peer reviewed journals. He has spoken at national and international Retina meetings. He is board ceritified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Work days Clearwater: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday Saint Petersburg: Tuesday, Friday

Dr. Cohen's Care Philosophy

We treat our patients the way we would like to be treated were we having the same problem: with compassion.  Dr. Cohen understands that all people are unique.  Dr. Cohen encourages his patients to ask questions.  When the patient and doctor collaborate, the optimal treatment plan can be determined for any retinal disorder.  

Dr. Cohen says...

Dr. Cohen has been in practice since 1994 and has recertified twice with the American Board of Ophthalmology.  He has extensive experience treating all retinal disorders.  Patients with age-related macular degeneration comprise the bulk of Dr. Cohen's practice.  

Dr. Cohen says...

Dr. Cohen has been referred patients for macular hole surgery from around the State of Florida.  He is an expert retinal detachment repair surgeon and can help choose the correct procedure for each type of detachment.  Dr. Cohen is very conservative and will only recommend surgery and invasive procedures when absolutely necessary.  

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

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Miriam Hospital Brown University

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of California Davis

    Completed in 1992

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

    Completed in 1993

    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami

    Completed in 1994

  • Undergraduate School
    Harvard Coll

    Graduated in 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Retinal Diseases
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Avastin® Injection
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Injection Therapy
  • Iridotomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lucentis® Injection
  • Macular Hole Surgery
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Steroid Injection
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Surgery

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