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

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

662 Answers
151 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Normal or floaters: The gel that fills the inside of your eye can sometimes have opacities that you may see against blue background. If you have flashes or a veil like s... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Depends : Disability is defined by not having the physical and / or mental capacity to work. Vision is one component. It depends on your insurance policy, stat... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Control, control!!!: Multiple studies have shown that patients who control their blood sugar, blood pressure and their cholesterol levels have a much lower chance of devel... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes : The macula is the central part of the retina that gives us our ability to read and see fine detail. Macular degeneration destroys this vital part of ... 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 member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Normal or floaters: The gel that fills the inside of your can pull away from the retina-the part of your eye that "senses" light. Flashes are from traction-the gel pulli... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Not sure "wide open": Some of the drugs used to treat heart attacks (myocardial infarction) can cause the pupils to dilate.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Lots: Dry eyes, corneal problems, inflammation and cataracts. You should go see your eye doctor to figure it out.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Depends : Peripheral cysts your are born with. Patients can develop cystic changes in the periphery called retinoschisis. Cysts in the central retina? The macul... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Warm compress: I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Could be many things: Broken blood vessels come from rubbing your eye-this occurs more frequently in the winter &in older patients. If there is easy bruising and bleeding ... Read More
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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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes With caution: Most common from viral conjunctivitis is very contagious. You can infect another simply by touching your eye or face and then transmitting the virus t... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Viral conjunctivitis: Viral infection on the inner part of the eyelid and thin moist "skin"covering the eyeball-called the conjunctiva is called "conjunctivitis." you infe... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Flashes floater veil: Vitreous separation & traction on the retina causes retinal tears-causing vitreous floaters & hazy vision. Laser helps to prevent the tear from progr... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Depends : Red eyes can be from inflammation from chronic allergies, dry eye syndrome, blepharitis (minor infection of the eyelid margin), meibomianitis (blocked... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Maybe more: 3 "conditions" maybe causing the problem. The first is allergies: it's been a tough allergy season. The best treatment is allergy meds, both topical... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Prematurity & weight: Retinopathy of prematurity is associated with babies that are born premature, usually less than 32 weeks gestational age (weeks the mom is pregnant) a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Ocriplasmin Jetrea : A new drug called ocriplasmin (trade name jetrea) is fda approved for treatment of macular hole and vitreomacular traction. It can resolve 41% of m... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Time: Floaters occur when the vitreous gel that fills the eye pulls away from the back part of the eye. The floaters diminish with time. If you have flashe... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: It is standard protocol to fully occlude both eyes during phototherapy.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Depends : You should consult with a fellowship trained oculoplastic surgeon- one who belongs to asoprs-american society of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructiv... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Could be many things: Broken blood vessels come from rubbing your eye-this occurs more frequently in the winter &in older patients. If there is easy bruising and bleeding ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: To give you peace of mind, have an educated and objective evaluation, and obtain a baseline. It is most likely benign.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Generally patients who develop corneal ulcers are advised not to wear contact lens again unless closely supervised by their doctor. Corneal ulcers fo... 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 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Need to follow : Patients can lose nerve fiber layer before it produces visual field or visual acuity is affected. You need to be followed over time looking at all pa... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Very rare: Severe viral infections that cause central nervous system involvement can lead to cortical blindness if the brain is involved. It's rare for influenza... 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 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
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A 32-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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
A few possibilities: This could be due to allergies, dry eyes, or eye infection or sinusitis. The treatments are very different. You need an eye exam. For allergies, zad... 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 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
You need an exam: There are numerous conditions that can affect central vision. Optic migraine is one of them but is a rarer problem. Common things are refractive err... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Depends. : This depends on many factors. The size of the visual field test, how wide an area was it measuring. It also depends on how stable the change is- is... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Stress Dry eye: Stress, dry eye, excess caffeine intake, abnormalities of electrolytes, can all cause eyelid twitching. Common things being common, it is either stres... 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Pupils bigger: Your pupils can become bigger from certain drugs such as atropine, opiates (narcotics), from fear and intense emotion. Also when you are in dim light... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Sounds right: 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Many things: This could be physiologic, meaning it's benign and just the way the pupil is. This could be from getting a drug in the eye, a neurologic condition, te... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Very low : Most unilateral uveitis are idiopathic - meaning we never find a cause. These are less likely to be recurrent. If you have an associated systemic di... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Lots of things: Could be simple fatigue, viral illnesses (flu) and rarely viral illness of the optic nerve- optic neuritis.
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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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Maybe: Allergic conjunctivitis cause inflammation and "floaters"-protein and lipid on the tear film-different than a posterior vitreous detachment: the gel i... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Maybe related: Patients with hypertension are more likely to develop eye disease. They are a greater risk for vascular diseases that can affect the retina such as v... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Normal : Babies can have wandering eyes and crossed eyes as they mature. Observe her when she is playing with something and in the distance. The eyes should ... 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 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Go to the ER: You are either having an allergic reaction or a reaction to venom.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: Vitamin d has no effect on iris color. Iris colors related to genetics, the transparency of the cornea and diseases that can affect the front of the e... 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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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