Dr. William Crane, DO

OphthalmologyMaleAge 63


Dr. William Crane, DO is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Plattsburgh, NY and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1991. He is affiliated with Canton-potsdam Hospital. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. William Crane, DO

Eye Care For The Adirondacks

450 Margaret St Plattsburgh, NY 12901
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Dr. Crane's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Eye Infections
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Crane treats Eye Infections more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Crane treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Crane treats Keratitis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Crane treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Corneal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Crane treats Corneal Diseases more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Crane treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Crane's conditions and procedures:

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Tattooing
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trachoma
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(518) 566-2020

Dr. Crane accepts the following insurance:

Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
Community Health Choice
Coventry Health Care
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Health Net
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Husky Health
INTotal Health
Midwest Health Plan
Molina Healthcare
Peach State Health Plan
Sagamore Health Network
Simply Healthcare Plans
Staywell (Wellcare)
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia

Dr. Crane's Reviews

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Dr. Crane was thorough and did everything correct for my eyecare. I am sorry to hear that he is no longer with the Watertown Eye Center. Will have to find another doctor and probably not at the Eye Center. To many doctors have disappeared that I've been with.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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1 person found this helpful
Karen Clark – Jul 20, 2020
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I was seen by Dr Crane as I have other health issues that effect my eyes. He has gotten me on the right medicines and has listened to me during appointments and taken my concerns into consideration when planning for my future care. I would definitely recommend him to any of my family and friends who need eye care. Diagnosed my problem on the first visit and I am doing better already.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
Watertown, NY – May 02, 2017
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Worst eye experience EVER!!! Any Dr. experience for that matter!! My son had a severe eye irritation and was seen on an emergency visit on 5/23/16. My son reported after the appt that he barely said 5 words to him. He diagnosed pink eye and treated it with moisurizing drops only, no perscription. I called his office twice the next day and could not get a response over a 6 hour span. I finally showed up at the office and was asked to leave after experessing my dissatisfaction. NO PATIENT CARE!!!!
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
Lucyalli2 in Watertown, NY – May 26, 2016
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Care Philosophy

I am a physician limiting my practice to diseases and surgery of the eyes and visual system. I enjoy treating patients of all ages, and do not shy away...Read more


  • Ophthalmology


Residency Hospital
Eye Foundation Of Kansas City
Fellowship Hospital
Wilson Memorial Regional
Internship Hospital
Wilson Regl Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
Undergraduate School
SUNY At Albany
Undergraduate School

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What conditions does Dr. William Crane, DO treat?

Dr. Crane frequently treats the following conditions: Eye Infections, Keratitis, and Corneal Diseases. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. William Crane, DO's office address?

Dr. Crane's office is located at 450 Margaret St, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. William Crane, DO able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Crane provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. William Crane, DO affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. William Crane, DO is affiliated with Canton-potsdam Hospital.

How much experience does Dr. William Crane, DO have?

Dr. Crane has over 31 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. William Crane, DO receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 3.4/5 for Dr. William Crane, DO. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.


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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Crane is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Canton-potsdam Hospital

Potsdam, NY

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average