Dr. Thomas Shane, MD

Dr. Thomas Shane, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 38
Dr. Thomas Shane, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Sarasota, FL. He graduated from Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

2401 University Pkwy Ste 205

Sarasota, FL 34243

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very high
more than 94% of peers
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 94% of peers
very high
more than 88% of peers

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Dr. Shane's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shane "Providing the best retinal care while ensuring the highest quality patient experience is our guiding philosophy. The staff at Retina Care Consultants has training and values consistent with this mission. Dr. Shane is proud to serve the Bradenton and Sarasota communities. Having grown up in Milwaukee, he feels at home with the Midwestern culture that permeates throughout Southwest Florida. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Emory University, Dr. Shane attended the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he graduated at the top of his class. Dr. Shane went on to do his residency at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, which is ranked as the #1 ophthalmology program in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. During his residency, his research efforts led him to an award for Outstanding Achievement in Resident Research from the Florida Society of Ophthalmology. Following residency, Dr. Shane continued at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for a two-year vitreoretinal surgical fellowship. During this time, Dr. Shane trained with some of the most admired vitreoretinal surgeons in the country. There, he performed vitreoretinal surgical procedures using the most advanced techniques and equipment available. During his second year of fellowship, Dr. Shane served as Chief Resident and Director of the Ocular Trauma Service at Bascom Palmer. Dr. Shane is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Retina Specialists. He is credentialed at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. As the founder of Retina Care Consultants, Dr. Shane promises to treat every patient with compassion and respect. He is devoted to being accessible to his patients for all of their questions and concerns. Importantly, he is committed to bringing the most modern and effective methods to treating any retinal condition. Dr. Shane lives in Bradenton with his wife and two children. In his free time, Dr. Shane enjoys athletic pursuits, drawing on his youthful devotion to swimming and soccer. True to his Wisconsin roots, he loves to grill bratwurst and is a Green Bay Packers fan."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shane "We are ophthalmologists who are specialty trained to take care of all of your retinal care needs. Our commitment is to providing the very best treatments for your retinal condition while ensuring that you have a smooth and comfortable patient experience. Our highly competent and trained staff is ready to assist you during your visit. Walk-ins are welcome. You may reach our office at 941-351-1200 for any questions or to schedule an appointment."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

62  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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21  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Injection Therapy
  • Macular Hole Surgery
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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.


  • Emory University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shane has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shane's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shane to family and friends
75 total reviews (32 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (75)

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Dr. Shane's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (32)

Dr. Shane and his staff are first-class and I would highly recommend them. I had an ongoing issue with my eye and when I called as a new patient, they made me an appointment for the next day. Dr. Shane was beyond professional and very efficient.
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Having been patients of Dr. Frances Lesperance, the inventor of Laser Surgery, for 35 years, we have been very particular searching for an Ophthalmologist in the Sarasota area for several years and only recently did we find Dr. Shane. We now do not have to go to New York or Miami to receive 5 star...more
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I absolutely loved Dr Shane. The staff was very friendly and helpful and I have never been to a Doctors office that ran so efficiently. Dr Shane was very caring and helped me understand the problem I was dealing with, the options I had and how to deal with them.
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Dr. Shane provided me with the best care imaginable. I had an emergency detached retina while on vacation in Sarasota and I was so lucky to have connected with Dr. Shane. Dr. Shane provided complete treatment for my condition while I was in Florida. His staff was also very pleasant and extremely...more
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I strongly recommend dr Shane.
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