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Dr. Esturado Ponce, MD

Ophthalmology*
4.9 (64)
Map Pin Small Tarpon Springs, FL
Accepting new patients

Overview of Dr. Esturado Ponce, MD

Dr. Esturado Ponce, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Tarpon Springs, FL. Dr. Ponce, completed a residency at New York Eye And Ear Infirmary. Patients rated Dr. Ponce an average 4.9 star rating.

Dr. Ponce works at St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute Tarpon Springs in Tarpon Springs, FL with other offices in St Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. They frequently treat conditions like Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Ponce's Office Locations

  1. 1
    St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute Tarpon Springs
    43309 US Highway 19 N, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (727) 938-2020
  2. 2
    St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute St. Petersburg
    9400 9th St N, St Petersburg, FL 33702 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (727) 328-7700
  3. 3
    St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute Tampa
    13303 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (813) 384-3838

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  • Morton Plant Hospital

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Degenerative Disorders of Globe
Eye Cancer
Macular Hole
Retinal Vascular Occlusion
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Serous Detachment Retina
Cataract
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Chorioretinal Scars
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Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
Diplopia
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Disorder of Choroid
Eyelid Disorders
Foreign Body in Eye
Glaucoma
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Macular or Retinal Edema
Non-Magnetic Retained Intraocular Foreign Body
Progressive High Myopia
Retinal Hemorrhage
Retinal Neovascularization
Retinoschisis
Senile Cataracts
Visual Field Defects
Vitreous Hemorrhage
Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
Vitreoretinal Surgery
Acute Endophthalmitis
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Blind Hypertensive Eye
Blind Hypotensive Eye
Blindness
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Chalazion
Chorioretinitis
Chronic Endophthalmitis
Contusion of the Eyeball
Corneal Diseases
Diabetic Cataracts
Diabetic Retinopathy
Dislocation of Lens
Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
Drusen
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Dry Eyes
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Endophthalmitis
Eye Infections
Floaters
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Foveal and Macular Hypoplasia
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
Hyphema
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Hypotony of Eye
Iridocyclitis
Iris Ciliary Degeneration
Keratitis
Lacrimal Gland Disorder
Paralytic Strabismus
Pars Planitis
Purulent Endophthalmitis
Retina Diseases
Retinal Cysts
Retinal Dystrophy
Retinal Hemangioma
Retinal Ischemia
Retinal Telangiectasia
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
Sarcoidosis
Stye
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Tear Duct Disorders
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
B-Scan Ultrasound
Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
Cataract Removal Surgery
Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
Eye Test
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Farnsworth Lantern Test
Ocular Prosthetics
Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
Ultrasound
Vision Screening
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    About Dr. Esturado Ponce, MD

    Specialties*
    • Ophthalmology

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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Chinese and Spanish
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    NPI Number
    • 1023213071
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • New York Eye And Ear Infirmary
    Residency
    Board Certifications
    • Ophthalmology
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Esturado Ponce, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Ponce is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Ponce has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Ponce has seen patients for Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Ponce on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    64 patients have reviewed Dr. Ponce. The overall rating for this provider is 4.9. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Ponce.

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