Dr. Thomas Shane is an ophthalmologist practicing in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Shane specializes in eye and vision care. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Shane can practice medicine as well as surgery. Opthalmologists can perform surgeries because they have their medical degrees along with at least eight years of additional training. Dr. Shane can diagnose and treat diseases, perform eye operations and prescribe eye glasses and contacts. Ophthalmologists can also specialize even further in a specific area of eye care.
Education and Training
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine 2006
American Board of Ophthalmology
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Macular Degeneration
- Retinal Detachment
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Society of Retina Specialists
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