Shaminder Bhullar, MD
Dr. Bhullar received his medical degree at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. He completed his ophthalmology training at the Krieger Eye Institute at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and vitreoretinal fellowship at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Dr. Bhullar is passionate about providing his patients the highest quality of care, with the compassion and respect they deserve. He is committed to bringing the best cutting-edge technology and subspecialty care to the Bradenton/Sarasota community. Dr. Bhullar is credentialed at Sarasota and Manatee Memorial Hospitals.
Thomas Shane, MD
Dr. Shane is proud to serve as a retina specialist for patients in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, and Bradenton. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Emory University, Dr. Shane attended the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and continued on to do his residency at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. Following residency, Dr. Shane continued at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for a two-year vitreoretinal surgical fellowship. Dr. Shane served as Chief Resident and Director of the Ocular Trauma Service at Bascom Palmer.
Dr. Shane is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and ASRS. He is credentialed at Sarasota and Manatee Memorial Hospitals.
Jonathan Brugger, MD
Dr. Brugger is a board certified ophthalmologist who completed a two-year vitreoretinal surgical fellowship at the esteemed Charles Retina Institute where he trained with the leader of modern-day vitreoretinal surgery. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and Biomedical Physics from the University of South Florida in 2004. Thereafter, he earned his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY followed by an internship at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA. Dr. Brugger went on to do his residency at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in New York City, and he is credentialed at Sarasota and Manatee Memorial Hospitals.
The vitreous, normally a completely clear substance, may become opaque or cloudy in conditions where blood, inflammatory cells, or derbis may develop and blurr vision. In these cases a vitrectomy may need to be performed to restore vision. In other conditions the vitreous must be removed in order to perform surgery on the retina, such as a retinal detachment, macular hole or epiretinal membrane surgery. In other cases the vitreous is pulling or tugging on the retina and needs to be removed in order to return the retina to its normal anatomical position. Common eye conditions treated with a vitrectomy include: Complications from diabetic retinopathy such as bleeding, Macular hole, Retinal detachment, Epiretinal membrane, or Bleeding inside the eye (vitreous hemorrhage).