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Dr. Bruce Saran

Ophthalmology
West Chester, PA
33 years experience male

Locations

Chester County Eye Care Associates

West Grove, PA

Address

Southern Chester County Medical Center, Medical Office Bldg. 1, Suite 203, 1011 West Baltimore Pike, West Grove, PA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

CIGNA Health Care

Independence Blue Cross Group

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Medicaid

Medicare

Tricare

VA healthcare

Chester County Eye Care

West Chester, PA

Chester County Eye Care

Exton, PA

About

Bio

Graduated Magna Cum Laud from the SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine, completed ophthalmology training at UIC Eye Center in Chicago, voted best senior resident, completed medical surgical fellowship in retinal disease at the Scheie Eye institute of the School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania where I serve as a Clinical Assistant Professor. I am the managing partner of Chester County Eye Care Associates, caring for our retina patients at our West Chester, Exton and Jennersville offices.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

Hebrew

Doctor Q&A

828 Answers
199 Agrees
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
No: They magnify images. This does not strain or weaken your eyes or make you're dependent on glasses.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Treatment: Time. Allergies should get better with treatment. You need a stepped approach to treatment. Eliminate the allergen, go on loratidine or cetrizine, ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Warm compress: A sty or"stye" is a moderately inflamed "sweat ducts" in the eyelid. I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 s... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Will not make worse: Lattice degeneration is a thinning of the peripheral retina from the vitreous gel "pulling" on the retina with a distinctive whitening of the retinal ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Sinus : Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Allergies: This doesn't sound like the fluid sounds like allergies. I would recommend taking an antihistamine. You can try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) first. You ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Ocular Migraine : Temporary blind spots and formed flashes-scintillating schotomas are part of the ocular migraine or ophthalmic (also called ocular) migraine. Patient... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Yes. : Try pulling down your eyelid and getting to on the inside of your eyelid. It doesn't have to "hit the eyeball".
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Allergies: Patients with allergies can develop scaly, red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids from allergies. This skin condition is called allerg... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Probably not: You have a mild astigmatism and at 20 years of age, are probably able to see quite well without glasses. If you get headaches when you read you might... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Go to eye doctor: This could be due to inflammation in the eye, corneal problem or an early cataract.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Very specific: This depends on the age of presentation, medical history and exam and the type and progression of the motility disorder. Very complicated and specifi... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
No common signs: The diagnosis of glaucoma is made by gathering lots of facts. Patients typically will have elevated eye pressure, optic nerve damage on exam, visual... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
No: The alcohol base can cause a corneal abrasion (scratch the cornea) and conjunctival irritation. It does not make your eyes smaller.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
No -more aware: You most probably have a vitreous floater. The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get ol... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Pink Eye: Most "pink eye" is caused by a viral infection on the inner part of the eyelid and thin moist "skin"covering the eyeball-called the conjunctiva. Once... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Many things: Red eyes can be from inflammation from chronic allergies, dry eye syndrome, blepharitis (minor infection of the eyelid margin), meibomianitis (blocked... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Viruses and parasite: Infections in the retina such as herpes viruses and some parasites can infect the brain as well, especially when the immune system is suppressed such ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Decongestant : Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Warm compress too: A sty is an inflamed "sweat duct" in the eyelid. The ducts get blocked. I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave fo... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Depends: Most pink eye is caused by a viral infection on the covering the eyeball-called the conjunctiva. Once infected its called conjunctivitis; this can d... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
OK: Vision correctable for 20/20 if fine for flying.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Get second opinion: Allergies cause itching ; tearing. Over-the-counter allergy medicine ; eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eyedrop. Blepharitis al... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Ocular Migraine : These are called scintillating schotomas- part of the ocular migraine or ophthalmic (also called ocular) migraine. Patients have spasms of the arteri... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Grade not important: The grade of retinopathy is not important unless its very severe. Both systems the keith-wagener-barker and the scheie system grade retinopathy by th... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Dry eye: Adequate tears are necessary to lubricate the top layer of the cornea, the clear dome in the front of the eye and the conjunctiva, the "skin" over you... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Yes: Hypertensive retinopathy is a indication that the hyperstension is causing similar changes in other organ systems: heart, kidney, legs and brain.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Yes: Coughing can cause momentary increased pressure in eyes that can slow blood flow and cause these symptoms. Also, can 'activate' vagal nerve which als... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Bruise : Probably a bruise. Small broken blood vessel under the skin. If it gets larger, or you have more areas of bruising or bleeding got to your doctor or ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Call your doctor: Most patients should have no change or improved vision a week after treatment.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Many things: Red eyes can be from inflammation from chronic allergies, dry eye syndrome, blepharitis (minor infection of the eyelid margin), meibomianitis (blocked... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Not from injection: Vitreous separation can rip the retinal and retinal blood vessels causing a vitreous hemorrhage and retinal detachment. Vitreous hemorrhage causes f... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Dust allergies: Fairly common symptoms for dust allergies. Builds up as you sleep. They are worse in the morning. Pollen allergies are worse as the day goes on. A... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Time: Conjunctival hemorrhages are usually benign. They can be a result f eye rubbing, dry eye or just occur spontaneously. Go to your doctor if your star... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Yes: Vitreous separation and vitreous hemorrhage cause vitreous floaters in your vision. This can also result in hazy vision. The laser procedure helps t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Sinus: Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
No: Optic atrophy. If there is enlargement there is another disease process.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Dilated pupil: This is due to one pupil being dilated and the other normal, called anisocoria. You need an exam from an eyemd. This could be due to any number of t... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Consult EyeMD: For more severe patients we recommend muro 128 ointment at bedtime and muro 128 drops breakfast, lunch and dinner with lubricating drops as needed. F... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Allergies or lids: Allergies cause itching ; tearing. Over-the-counter allergy medicine ; eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eyedrop. Blepharitis al... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Blood: Retinal hemorrhages can occur in any of its layers: causes: diabetes, hypertension, macular degeneration, and retinal vein occlusion are most common.... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Go to your doctor: Patients can lose central vision after vitrectomy due to fluid build up in the macula from inflammation called cme- cystitis macular edema , scar tiss... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Thin sclera: Where the sclera is thin, it appears blue from the deoxygenated blood the choroidal blood vessel layter next tot he sclera. This is normal in patient... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Blepharitis: Eyelid margin disease is a common and chronic condition caused by inflammation of the eyelids referred to as blepharitis or meibomitis. This conditio... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
No: Petroleum and menthol has very low risk of toxicity to the eye. It could cause a little irritation and in really rare causes a corneal abrasion. Go ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Dry eye syndrome: Adequate tears are necessary to lubricate the top layer of the cornea, the clear dome over the fron of your eye and the conjunctiva, the "skin" over y... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Yes: This could be due to allergies or eye infections. Allergies can cause secretions that stick lids together. Lthe treatments are very different. For a... Read More

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May 24, 2015
Hi Doc: Good advice!! I've added your to my network and recommended you. I would appreciate a return of the favor. I'm an ENT/OMFS in Sacramento, CA Special interest TMJ disorders. Thanks. Loui...Read More
Jan 1, 2014
I am very grateful to you for being part of the Health Tap community for the sake of both patients and doctors!
Feb 14, 2013
Top level retinal specialist!!! Very professional and caring! I highly recommend Dr Saran.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! ... but what if it comes & goes in L eye & is worse after reading? I had my eyes checked & they are perfect (no need of glasses).
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! It is with glasses what should I do they want me to get 70-120 coating I really don't have that kind of money and its both lenses
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Thanks for your quick reply! I've recently had a blood test that showed no diabetic factors. The condition occurs primarily after being exposed to bright sunlight.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, NY
Graduated 1988MD

Awards

Elected “Best Senior Resident” UIC Eye Center, Chicago, IL
Top Ophthalmologist , First Place, Pennsylvania - Winter
2013
Top Ophthalmologist , First Place, Pennsylvania - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Scheie Eye Institute University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Philadelphia, PA
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