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Dr. Bruce Saran

Ophthalmology
West Chester, PA
35 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

Tuesday: 12pm - 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

662 Answers
151 Agrees
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Refraction lubricate: First make sure that you have the proper refraction. At age 45, patients may start to develop presbyopia, the need for glasses to focus close-up. When... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Go to your doctor : This could be a drug fever or a secondary infection. Go back to your doctor immediately.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Probably eyelid: One eye seems small compared to the other most commonly from one eyelid being "droopy" also called ptosis. Rarely is it from the actual eye ball bei... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Inflammation: Uveitis is a broad term for inflammation in the eye. Most patients have anterior uveitis-affecting the front of the eye, also called iritis or iridoc... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No time limit: High myopia has a life long risk of retinal detachment that is higher with personal history of retinal tear or detachment in either eye, the presence ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: Patients with HIV develop eye problems with their eyes when their white blood cell counts drop- the CD4 count. If the CD4 count falls below 250. Pat... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: Patients with diabetes and hypertension can minimize the risk of potentially blinding eye disease through exercise. Exercise lowers your blood pressur... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Ophthalmic migraine: It sounds like a typical ophthalmic migraine. Patients can have spasm of the arteries at supply the eye and get these symptoms with or without headac... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Ophthalmic migraine: It sounds like a typical ophthalmic migraine. Patients can have spasm of the arteries at supply the eye and get these symptoms without headache. If ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Many things: Allergies, eyelid infection (blepharitis or meibomianitis), thyroid disease, or laxity of the connective tissue around the eye that causes the fat pad... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Not good: Adults with diabetic retinopathy most often lose vision from swelling in the retina. With good control of blood sugars this can sometimes resolve. If ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Dermatochalasis: Laxity of the connective tissue around the eye that causes the fat pads around the eyeball to "push" forward called dermatochalasis. This can occur w... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Avoid sun and UV: Common sense preautions delay skin aging. These include avoiding sunlight and uv. Avoiding smoking also helps.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Warm compress: 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
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Bad luck or hygiene: 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Vitreous floater: 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
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Possible: You can transmit herpes, chlamydia and gonorrhea in this manner. Check with your eye or medical doctors.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Compress & neosporin: Clean the bite with soap and water. Cold compress, neosporin and watch for spread of infection: increasing redness, swelling, discharge and warmth a... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Go to your doctor: Early sinusitis is treated with decongestants. Increasing pain, fever and excessive discharge could indicate a bacterial infection requiring antibiot... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Probably: The faa license requires 20/20 uncorrected or corrected in each eye for first and second class for distant vision. For near vision, the requirement is... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Timeline: Early phase: pain, tingling & burning in the area where blsiters will appear begins 2 weeks after exposure & last anywhere from 2 hours-1 day. Constit... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 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
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Many causes: This could be due to problems on the conjunctiva from an infection or dry eye, a problem on the cornea such as a corneal abrasion, infection or recurr... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Many: These are essential vitamins that are important for metabolism and overall health. Vitamins a, e , c and zinc are associated with lower risk of macula... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Eye exam: This can be from dry eyes or improper focusing in the eyes- you need glasses. Go to your eye doctor to find out.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Vision loss pain : Optic neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerves that presents with vision loss, pain with eye movement & "fading vision" when a person gets hot (li... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Warm compress: It's probably stys, 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... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes and no: The diagnosis of glaucoma is made by gathering lots of facts. Patients typically will have elevated eye pressure, signs of optic nerve damage either... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Not common: Most young diabetics will take at least 5 years before the diabetes can affect the retina- the light sensitive eye that is most commonly involved. As... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Not a treatment: There are no conclusive studies that show drinking red wine lowers intraocular pressure or helps glaucoma. There are some studies that suggest drinkin... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Allergies or pollution: If your tear production is adequate, and you're having these symptoms, it sounds like a reaction to inflammation occurring on the surface of the eye. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: The patient is simply more aware of i floaters.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: Vitreous separation & traction on the retina causes retinal tears-causing vitreous floaters & hazy vision. Untreated, these tears allow fluid to flow... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Probably unrelated. : Wrinkles under your eyes are a natural aging phenomenon. They can also occur with allergic reactions, dermatitis, eye inflammation from infections and... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Possibly : No studies have shown their benefit or detriment to these diseases. Smoking anything increases carbon dioxide an monoxide levels in the blood. Thee ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
You can't: There a several retinal conditions that can cause inflammation in the retina that can cause these symptoms. You need to go to your ophthalmologist fo... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Allergic eczema : 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
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
A few possibilities: 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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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: Some antibiotics can cause lethargy and make your eyes feel heavy. Check with our doctor i make sure it's not a worsening ing the illness for which t... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: It will not keep the lens clean and you will contaminate the cap and the rest of the fluid in the bottle.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Hours. : This occurs because broken blood vessels leak blood within the tissues around the eye. An hour or two to develop and typically 2-3 weeks to resolve d... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: Rubeosis irides is the growth of abnormal blood vessels on the iris and in the drainage area of the eye. This is due to poor blood flow in the eye th... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Synkenesis: Synkinesis is the result from miswiring of nerves after (injury) trauma. This can involuntary muscular movements or actions accompanying voluntary mov... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Glaucoma: There are many forms of glaucoma. There are many treatments for these many forms of glaucoma. There is no simple "cure." most treatments require pa... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Most likely benign : The white part of your eye is called the sclera. The sclera can accumulate pigmentation: blue, grey or brown discoloration due to melanin, a natural ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Go to your MD or ER: Go to your md or er. This is not normal. This could represent a cardiac dysrhthymia (abnormal heart beat), an endocrine problem or physical response ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Not yet: Peripheral vision comes from the retina, the layer of light sensitive cells that line the back of our eyes. Mainly the light sensitive rod cells popul... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
OK to do: Should be fine. Castor oil is safe for skin and even if you get a little bit in the eye. Make sure it's pure and fragrance free.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No : Crying and rubbing your eyes can cause eyelid and conjunctival edema, swelling. This makes your eye openings appear smaller. Your eyes are not smalle... Read More
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Testimonials
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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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