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About Dr. Richard S Kalski
Dr. Richard S Kalski, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Miami, FL. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Kalski is affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center and Larkin Community Hospital. Dr. Kalski has received 4 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Richard S Kalski has the following 1 specialty
An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
Dr. Richard S Kalski has the following 10 expertise
- Macular Degeneration
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Eye Pain
- Vision Issues
- Eye Exam
- Refractive Surgical Procedures
- Lasik Surgery
Dr. Richard S Kalski has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Richard S Kalski is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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The best!, I was very upset and depress due to all doctors that I had seen were telling me nothing is wrong, one even suggest that I may have a brain tumor, when finally got to Dr Kalski he not only told me that I did not have a brain tumor but a very treatable condition: cataracts, he did my surgery and I felt he saved my life, I was able to see clearly again! even the colors were brighter, excellent doctor and his staff is always nice and ready to help, Doctor Kalski call you the day before your surgery to ask you how are you and to assured you he is ready and that everything is going to be ok, and that is something you do not see very often in a doctor. I highly recommend this doctor.
Thanks to Dr. Kalski, I went through over a year of being legally blind because of his mistakes. Dr. Kalski performed cataract surgery on one of my eyes several years ago. I was scheduled for an early morning procedure at an outpatient facility, where he does this type of surgery in the morning one day a week (at least at the time of my procedure). After waiting for several hours in the waiting area past my scheduled time, I was taken back for pre-op prep. As I was being prepped, the nurse said that he was running late that morning because of a complication with an earlier surgery. I then asked how many he had done that morning, and was told that I was #18!!! Had I not been partially sedated at that time, I would have run. At that time, Dr. Kalski came in and, shortly after beginning the procedure exclaimed "##&X&!- the lens capsule ruptured!" At that point, I was "put out" and really not aware of anything until the following day when I woke up and, literally, could not see my own hand in front of my face. I was informed by my family that there had been complications and I was to call my ophthalmologist, who Dr. Kalski was doing the cataract surgeries for. I was scheduled the next day to see the ophthalmologist, who explained that the lens capsule had been ruptured during the procedure, and pieces of the capsule had then fallen into the vitreous inside the eye, causing irritation to the cornea. On that particular day, when the tech held up fingers in front of me and said "how many", I couldn't even see her hand, much less individual fingers. After several weeks of weekly visits to the ophthalmologist, I still was only able to see haze with thousands of black floaters swirling inside the eye, and was told with each visit that the cornea was so swollen that they were unable to get a good view of the retina. I was sent to a retina specialist, who followed me for another several weeks, and after little to no improvement, I was scheduled for a vitrectomy (to remove the jelly-like vitreous inside the eye along with the floating pieces of the lens capsule. That procedure did give me some improvement almost immediately, but my vision was still extremely hazy, almost like I was in very dense fog. I also noticed that when going from brightly lit areas to darker ones (and vice versa), it was as though the entire visual field was shaking. When I went for my followup appointment with the retina specialist, he informed me that while doing the vitrectomy he discovered that Dr. Kalski had not only ruptured the lens capsule, but in placing the implant, had somehow managed to get a fragment of the lens capsule OVER THE FRONT OF THE IMPLANT. I was then sent to Bascom Palmer, both for evaluation of the lens capsule in front of the implant situation, but also for the corneal scarring that had been the result of several months of swelling and inflammation caused by the pieces of the capsule in the vitreous. I was treated at Bascom Palmer for about six months before they would even attempt to correct the cataract in my other eye because of the poor vision in the eye that Dr. Kalski had operated on. After the doctor at Bascom Palmer was satisfied that the vision in my right eye was essentially as good as it was going to get, I was scheduled for surgery on the other eye. Now is where the "kicker" really comes in! When the measurements were done prior to the surgery, it was found that I have unusually shallow eyes, which probably explains why this all happened in the first place! If Dr. Kalski, in an obvious attempt to do as many surgeries as possible in a morning, had done 18 procedures prior to mine, I question whether he actually looked at the measurements that had been done prior to that surgery before attempting the procedure, or if he just relied on his experience and "expertise". I additionally question this because when I finally obtained my records from the ophthalmologist, written in large letters on it was "CAUTION- UNUSUAL EYE". Now, thanks to the doctors at Bascom Palmer, I do have sufficient vision in my left eye (not the one that Kalski did), so as to be able to function pretty well. However, I have not been able to drive at night since then. I should add here that I was only 53 years old when Dr. Kalski did that surgery. In short, what this man did to me has and will continue to affect my entire life and the quality thereof. If I could caution anyone concerning him, my advise would be to run- not walk- to the nearest exit and search out a doctor who limits the number of surgeries he attempts in any given day so that they can given the appropriate care and attention to your eye. I can tell you firsthand, there is no going back once this kind of damage has been done!
Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2017, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2017, 2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
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Dr. Kalski is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
28 Years Experience
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1990
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
Dr. Richard S Kalski accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- AvMed Empower
- AvMed Engage
- Avmed Choice
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- Florida Blue BlueOptions
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana HMO Select
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
UHC of the River Valley
- Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsRichard S Kalski Md Pa, 7000 SW 97th Ave Ste 114, Miami, FL
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