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Dr. Bruce Stark

Ophthalmology
Exton, PA
48 years experience male

Locations

Office

West Chester, PA

Address

915 Old Fern Hill Rd Bldg B Ste 200, West Chester, PA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Independence Blue Cross

Medicare

UnitedHealthcare

Office

Exton, PA

About

Bio

I am 59 and a half years old and have been in practice for 30 years. Outside of work, I have many interests and hobbies. I enjoy playing tennis and working out. I love listening to all types of music and enjoy going to the theater. I also enjoy spending time with my kids and going out to eat. I am currently pursuing an interest I have had for a long time. :I am hosting a radio show for my practice called "Eye on Health" It will be on WCHE, a Chester County radio station the first and third Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. It will involve interviewing experts in the field of medical and surgical ophthalmology.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Stark
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Emergency workup: New onset of ptosis needs to be evaluated emergently .Patient may need MRI imaging. In addition to blood work the fatigue factor is also worrisome an... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Stark
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Varies by lens type: Contact lenses come in many sizes and materials.Adjustment is a relative term . The other factor is based on eye health and especially the tear film.... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Stark
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Brief answer: Comprehensive ophthalomology involves treatment and diagnosis ofmany ophthalmic condition. Many ophthalmologist specialize in one specific area of oph... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Stark
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Vascular issues: Dipyrmadole is a drug that thins the blood and is used to treat heart disease and to reduce the incidence of stroke. frequently Ophthalomologists dia... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Stark
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Nutritional treatme: AREDS 2 OTC vitamins have been shown to slow down the progressiion of Dry Macular Degneration. There are many ongoing investigational drugs being tes... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Stark
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Red eye has many cau: Intermittent redness has many cause. Usually conjunctivitis is associated with discharge and usually will spread from one eye to the next. Common cau... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Stark
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
More severe: Complex migraines can involve other neurologic manifestations, but due to the multiple effects you are describing, i would definitely see a neurologis... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Stark
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Too ealry to worry: Transient eye twitching is very common so don't worry. If it becomes constant and persists for 4-6 weeks a medical workup may be necessary.Your eye do... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Stark
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Ophthalmic eval: Needs urgent evaluation since there may be extension of sinusitis into the orbit. Iv antibiotics may be indicated since there is a potential for brai... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Stark
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Not really: A physician assistant can treat certain eye conditions just like a NP but does not specialize in eye diseases. The training is much more limited than... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Stark
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Myopia: Nearsightedeness is a risk for vitreouos degeneration in younger people. There are also some vitreoretinal syndromes in younger idividuals which can c... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Stark
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Rule out diabetes: Fluctuaing vision may be due to multp[ile causes- the most serious being diasbetes. If the dimmer vision lasts for hours to minutes this amy point to ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Stark
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Changes in viteous: The most common cause of floaters is liquification of the gel in the center of the eye.It may also be hemrrhage related to tugging of the gel on a blo... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Stark
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Many causes: The swelling may be due to infection or inflammation. both may require medical treatment. Seeing your eye doctor would be critical to obtain a diagnos... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Stark
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Needs exam: Scintllating scotomas can be a form of migraine even though they are not followed by headaches there are many triggers for these phenomena.. I would c... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Stark
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Potenetially: Lattice degeneration is like a perforation in a peice of paper. If the back sticky layer of the vireous gel tugs on the retina in an area of lattice d... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Stark
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Yes: Technically speaking an MD who is not an ophthalomologist could sign off on a prescription for glasses but this would be very unusual.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Stark
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Need evalauation: What your describing needs further evaluation. It sounds like a possible preseptal cellulitis which may be related to a stye or other bacterial infect... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Stark
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
ENT consult: Recurrent sinusitis may indicate the possible need for surgical intervention beacuase after each attack scar tissue may form so sisnuses cannot f]drai... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Stark
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Possibly: With correction, many of those images should be reduced or disappear altogether. There is a phenomena called spherical aberration which has to do with... Read More

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Testimonials
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Dr. Bruce Saran
Nov 27, 2012
Dr. Bruce Stark is a gifted, compassionate and highly skilled ophthlamologist. He cares deeply for his patient's well being and is relentless in pursuing the correct diagnosis and ensuring their care...Read More
Mar 18, 2014
A vote of confidence and thanks to Dr. Stark's timely response when I needed some assistance with a patient. Thank you very much for being there.
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I was treated by Dr Stark a year ago when I developed a horseshoe tear of the retina in my right eye. Dr Stark is the cofounder of Chester County Eye Care Associates, a practice of which I have been ...Read More
Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for the time in responding to the question. Cheers!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you so much and I am headed to the eye doctor now
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Graduated 1978MD

Medical/Graduate school

Brandeis University
Graduated 1974MD

Residency

Wills Eye Institute

Residency

Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Awards

Top Doc, Main line Today
Top Doc, Main Line Today Magazine

Affiliations

American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology

Publications

Capsular Bag Distension with an Acrylic Intraocular Lens
The Bottom Line on Diabetes
Chemotherapeutic Agents May Pose Ocular Threat
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