The Eye Institute for Medicine & Surgery
Eye Doctor Melbourne FL
(321) 722-4443

PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

11.30.16: Ms. Nearman

“I went to see Dr. Vaishnav for a comprehensive, dilated eye examination. He stated, “I don’t want to worry you, Ms. Nearman, but I see some blood clots in the back of your eye. Their appearance leads me to believe that there is the possibility of heart disease being present.”

I was sent for consultation to a heart specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. Following extensive testing, it was determined that there were many blood clots present in my legs and lungs. I was admitted and a care plan was set up. I was placed on the blood thinner, Warfarin.

The heart specialists explained to me, that this referral from Dr. Vaishnav, and the subsequent care that I received, saved my life. If not for Dr. Vaishnav, I would never have pursued this care or even been aware that there was a problem. I never would have dreamed of it.

I am very thankful to Dr. Vaishnav for saving my life. He is a wonderful eye doctor.”


11.22.13: Mr. John Watts

Hetal D. Vaishnav, M.D.

Fellowship Trained Retina & Vitreous Specialist,
Diagnosis & Treatment of Diabetic Eye Diseases,
Macular Degeneration, Retinal Tears, Holes & Detachments,
and Diseases of the Retina & Vitreous

Education:

- Bachelor of Science, Georgia State University, GA 1993
- Medical Doctor, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 1999

Training:

- Fellowship, University of Florida, Vitreoretinal Surgical, Gainesville, FL
- Residency, University of Florida, Opthalmology, Gainesville, FL
- Internship,  University of Florida, General Surgery, Gainesville, FL

Experience:

- Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL
- Shands at AGM Hospital, Gainesville, FL
- Malcolm Randall VA Hospital, Gainesville, FL
- Lake City Veterans Medical Center, Lake City, FL
- The Eye Institute, Melbourne, FL

Professional Memberships:

- Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Association for Research on Vision and Ophthalmology

Dr. Vaishnav’s thoughts on living in Brevard County:

“This is a great community to live in and raise a family. I am proud to serve my friends and neighbors and contribute to the health and wellness of people throughout the Space Coast.”

Dr. Vaishnav’s personal philosophy on medicine and patient care:

“I feel passionate about helping people and about practicing medicine. I listen to my patients carefully. To me, optimal patient care means combining the latest advances in medicine with old-fashioned caring, concern, and respect.”

Commonly Treated Conditions:

Diabetic Retinopathy, Flashes and Floaters, Macular Degeneration, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Retinal Detachment, Retinal Tear, Retinal Hole, Macular Edema, Retinal Edema, Uveitis, Central Serous Retinopathy, Macular Pucker, Macular Hole, Retinal Artery Occlusion, Endophthalmitis, Branch Retinal Vein Occulsion (BRVO), Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (CRVO) and many more.

Commonly Performed Procedures and Diagnostic Testing:

Vitrectomy, Intravitreal Injections, Pan Retinal Photocoagulation Laser (PRP), Pneumatic Retinopexy, Cryotherapy, Photodynamic Therapy (PDT), Scleral Buckle Surgery, Fluorescein Angiography (FA), Fundus Photos, Optical Coherence Tomography(OCT) and many more.

Appointments Available In:

Melbourne, Florida
Rockledge, Florida
Palm Bay, Florida
Titusville, Florida (coming soon!)

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Retina & Diabetes FAQs with Dr. Vaishnav

Hetal Vaishnav, M.D., Retina Specialist and Retinal Surgeon at the Center for Retina Care at The Eye Institute Hetal Vaishnav, M.D., Retina Specialist and Retinal Surgeon at the Center for Retina Care at The Eye Institute
Center for Retina Care at The Eye Institute Melbourne|Rockledge|Palm Bay|Florida|Retina Surgeon: Ganiban|Vaishnav

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Please call (321) 722-4443

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PATIENT TESTIMONIALS


11.30.16: Ms. Nearman

“I went to see Dr. Vaishnav for a comprehensive, dilated eye examination. He stated, “I don’t want to worry you, Ms. Nearman, but I see some blood clots in the back of your eye. Their appearance leads me to believe that there is the possibility of heart disease being present.”

I was sent for consultation to a heart specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. Following extensive testing, it was determined that there were many blood clots present in my legs and lungs. I was admitted and a care plan was set up. I was placed on the blood thinner, Warfarin.

The heart specialists explained to me, that this referral from Dr. Vaishnav, and the subsequent care that I received, saved my life. If not for Dr. Vaishnav, I would never have pursued this care or even been aware that there was a problem. I never would have dreamed of it.

I am very thankful to Dr. Vaishnav for saving my life. He is a wonderful eye doctor.”


11.22.13: Mr. John Watts