Dr. Steven Vale, MD

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Dr. Steven Vale, MD

Ophthalmology | Male

Acuity Laser Eye Vision Center 4 Meadow Ave # A, Scranton, PA 18505 Get Directions
(570) 504-1530

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Dr. Vale is the Northeast region's most experienced eye surgeon in the field of laser vision correction of refractive errors....
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Ocular Immunology
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Retinal Diseases

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Refractive Error
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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Education

  • Medical School
    Medical College Of Pennsylvania

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Crozer-Chester Med Ctr

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Henry Ford Hospital

    Completed in 1994

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Kresge Eye Inst-Wayne State U

    Completed in 1995

  • Undergraduate School
    Franklin & Marshall College

    Graduated in 1984

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology
  • Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Vale says...

Dr. Vale is the Northeast region's most experienced eye surgeon in the field of laser vision correction of refractive errors. He has performed over 27,000 procedures since 1994.

Dr. Vale received degrees from Franklin & Marshall College and the Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel University School of Medicine). He completed his residency in internal medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital and his residency in ophthalmology at Henry Ford Health Sciences Center. He is specialty board certified in both Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology.

Dr. Vale also completed a cornea, external disease and refractive surgery fellowship at the Kresge Eye Institute of Wayne State University and has published numerous articles in the field of ophthalmology and laser vision correction. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Lackawanna Medical Society.

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Dr. Vale's Care Philosophy

I have been a practicing ophthalmologist for over 20 years. In that time, I have developed and refined my techniques with the goal of providing the most advanced and precise laser vision correction available anywhere, while offering LASIK, PRK, epi-LASIK and LASIK at prices that are affordable for everyone. My personalized attention to each and every patient has resulted in my being awarded the Patients' Choice award for Ophthalmology for five consecutive years (2008-2012).