Our Ophthalmology Clinic in North Sarasota on University Parkway

Providing cutting-edge ophthalmology and retinal care to the communities of North Sarasota & Bradenton Florida.


Shane Retina
2401 University Pkwy #205
Sarasota, FL 34243
Phone: (941) 351-1200


Monday – Sunday: Open 24 Hours

Parking: Available in the parking lot in front of the office.

About Our Ophthalmology Clinic in North Sarasota

Nestled in the vibrant community of North Sarasota, our North Sarasota Ophthalmology Clinic is strategically positioned to serve a diverse range of areas including Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Longboat Key and beyond. Our goal at our North Sarasota Clinic is to bring unparalleled ophthalmology services to the residents of North Sarasota and nearby areas including Ellenton, Parrish, Anna Maria, Cortez, and the surrounding areas.

At our North Sarasota Clinic, patients will find a sanctuary for their vision, where advanced treatments meet heartfelt dedication to their overall eye health. Our team, known for their expertise and compassionate care, stands ready to extend our tradition of excellence in ophthalmology to every individual who walks through our doors, reaffirming our commitment to leading-edge care and the well-being of our patients across Sarasota.

Neighborhoods Near Our Nouth Sarasota office:

  • Downtown Bradenton
  • South Bradenton
  • Lakewood Ranch
  • North Sarasota
  • Ellenton
  • Parrish
  • Anna Maria
  • Longboat Key
  • Cortez
  • Palma Sola
  • River District
  • Heritage Harbor
  • The Meadows
  • Palm Aire
  • University Park
  • Longboat Key

About Shane Retina

At Shane Retina, our core mission revolves around safeguarding and improving your vision through exceptional care of the retina. As one of the leading centers for eye health on the Gulf Coast of Florida, our expertise lies in vitreoretinal surgery and a comprehensive range of treatments for various eye ailments. We are deeply committed to offering hope and restoring sight to those struggling with retinal diseases. Our extensive services range from addressing macular degeneration to the proficient handling of diabetic retinopathy and the intricacies of retinal detachment, making use of medical advancements and research to secure the most favorable outcomes for our patients.

Within the welcoming confines of our North Sarasota ophthalmology clinic, patients are met with a broad spectrum of diagnostic evaluations, laser interventions, and surgical remedies, each specifically adapted to meet their individual health requirements. Our team, renowned for their excellence and empathy, endeavors to provide an environment that is both educational and supportive, ensuring a comprehensive understanding and comfort for each person seeking our care. Whether you are consulting for concerns such as eye flashes & floaters or in need of advanced treatment for retinal issues, Shane Retina is your trusted partner, dedicated to the excellence and care of your visual health.

Reviews From Our North Sarasota Office

Pat Douglas
Pat Douglas
Friday12/6/19 was my first visit to Dr Shane. I am in Bradenton for the winter and needed to find a Retina Specialist. I read the reviews, liked what I read and decided to put my trust in his hands. I was well treated by the entire staff. Dr Shane is young but I felt safe. He went over my tests and injected the medicine in my eye. Now I know I have a nice doctor to take care of my issues here in Florida. Thank you Dr Shane.
Susan DeMas
Susan DeMas
Dr Shane is the first doctor I’ve been to in Sarasota in the 27 years I’ve lived here that called me to introduce himself. His office is friendly, efficient and caring. I’d recommend anyone in need of a excellent, personable Opthomlogist.
Pam Dodd
Pam Dodd
My first visit to Dr. Shane after my recent move to Sarasota. I had suddenly developed what turned out to be an ugly red but benign hematoma in my eye and wanted to find an eye specialist quickly. Like other reviewers, I'm impressed with Dr. Shane and his entire staff. They work together seamlessly. Professional, caring, and friendly. A relief to know my eye care is in great hands.
Chas McMullen
Chas McMullen
Dr. Shane is not only a great representative of the medical field but an excellent teacher as well. I have had a problem with my left eye retina swelling as the result of cataract surgery and was referred to him from my optometrist in Bradenton. I was amazed at the technology available to diagnose the problem and shown all the details with a complete treatment plan. It is nice to be given information that will aid in the solution to the problem with reassurance that the difficulty will eventually take care of its self if the treatment plan is followed. He has the knowledge, technical skill and personality that is necessary for a successful professional in this field. The eyes have it.
My wife and I were greeted and signed in immediately upon arrival in the comfortable, clean waiting room. I completed necessary paperwork and did not wait long to see the nurse practitioner and the doctor who examined me.Dr. Shane was easy to talk to, kind and thorough in asking me questions necessary to diagnose my situation and explained everything he saw and the best options for retaining as much of my eyesight as possible. The treatments and the possible benefits of shots and not having shots was explained so I understood completely what the options are.I was also impressed by and appreciated the smooth teamwork and seamless communication among the doctor and staff working to do their best for me.I am happy to have found Dr. Shane and intend to continue to see him and would also recommend him to anyone who has retina problems.Sincerely,John Lester
Anne Mckiski
Anne Mckiski
What a wonderful office, staff and Dr's. Dr. Shane is a fantastic Dr. I have MS, and got the shingles. He saw me immediately and put me on medication right away! I trust this man with my vision! I felt like I was going blind out of my right eye. He reassured me that with the medication and proper rest, I will be alright! He is the Dr to see for any problems or issues!!
Lorrie Kison
Lorrie Kison
As an RN, I’m very picky about the doctors I see. I would highly recommend Dr. Shane. He was professional, thorough and not rushed, and answered all my questions. But what surprised me most was the call the day before from him, not his office staff, to let me know of my appointment the next day and to see if I had any questions or concerns he could address prior to my appointment. To say I was caught off guard by this is an understatement, but wow how impressive of him to do especially in healthcare nowadays!
Dr.Shane and his well trained staff exude excellence in customer service- from the easy access to his store-front clinic on Tamiami Trail to the "in depth" care and comfort provided by all levels of staff. I always learn something new about eyes/vision care during appointments, and walk away knowing I am in good hands.
Copper Girl
Copper Girl
I got right in for an appointment which was a blessing. Everyone I came into contact with was genuinely warm and friendly. Dr. Shane was very nice as well. He thoroughly examined both eyes, and made me feel at ease and gave me peace of mind as he explained what was going on with my right eye. I highly recommend Dr. Shane and all of his staff!
Robin Kelly
Robin Kelly
I was referred by my optometrist for a serious concern. Dr. Shane’s office took me in immediately.I was met by a young man with a great personality, professional attitude who projected a real sense of caring and calm. Will definitely recommend this Doctor!And for the Ladies, after seeing him your eyesight will definitely improve as he is definitely easy on the eyes!
Luke Flood
Luke Flood
I had to schedule a routine post-surgery follow-up appointment while traveling out of state, and I'm so glad I was able to see Dr. Shane. He was extremely thorough in his exam, very kind, and explained everything clearly. I wish I lived close by so that he could be my regular retina doctor!
Susan Hudson
Susan Hudson
Outstanding professional, efficient and caring staff and Dr. Shane’s exceptional treatment of my husband’s detached retina saved his vision. We were fortunate to be on vacation in Venice and referred to Dr. Shane. They worked him in immediately- Recommend 100%!!!

Services at our North Sarasota Ophthalmology Clinic

At our ophthalmology clinic on University Blvd, we offer a comprehensive suite of retinal services and procedures, each designed to meet the diverse needs of our patients with precision and care.

Conditions We Treat in Sarasota

Macular Degeneration, a chronic ailment, targets the macula — a vital segment of the retina crucial for detailed, central vision. This condition manifests in two primary forms: Dry and Wet, both leading to progressive vision impairment. To manage and potentially slow its progression, treatment strategies may encompass lifestyle modifications, dietary supplementation, notably with vitamins, and cutting-edge interventions like anti-VEGF injections, aimed at preserving existing vision and halting disease advancement.

Diabetic Retinopathy is a condition related to diabetes that impacts the eyes, specifically through damage to the retina’s blood vessels at the eye’s back, potentially leading to blindness if not addressed. Key management strategies include rigorous control over blood sugar, blood pressure, and lipid levels, alongside targeted treatments such as laser therapy, corticosteroid or anti-VEGF injections, and vitrectomy surgery to prevent progression and safeguard vision.

Learn more about diabetic retinopathy

Floaters, often resembling tiny specks or “cobwebs” drifting through one’s field of vision, and flashes, perceived as sudden streaks or bursts of light that aren’t physically present, are common visual phenomena. While typically harmless, these symptoms can sometimes signal more severe retinal issues, such as a detachment, necessitating immediate medical evaluation to exclude retinal tears or detachment.

Learn more about floaters and flashes

Retinal Detachment represents a critical condition in which the retina separates from its normal position, potentially leading to irreversible vision loss if not addressed swiftly. To manage this, treatments may include laser surgery, cryopexy (a freezing technique), or scleral buckling methods aimed at reattaching the retina to its proper place. These interventions are vital for preventing permanent visual impairment.

Learn more about retinal detachment

When an intraocular lens implant used in cataract surgery shifts from its intended position, it may lead to various vision issues. Treatment methodologies for addressing this concern include lens repositioning, lens exchange, or other corrective strategies to restore proper vision.

Learn more about dislocated Intraocular lens

Macular Edema is characterized by the swelling or thickening of the macula due to fluid accumulation, resulting in distorted vision. This condition is commonly linked to diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion (RVO), and other retinal diseases. Treatment strategies often include anti-VEGF injections, corticosteroids, and laser therapy to manage the swelling and preserve visual function.

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Macular holes are tiny gaps in the macula, the central part of the retina responsible for clear, detailed vision. These gaps can blur and distort central vision and may occur spontaneously or from eye trauma. The primary treatment for this condition is usually a surgical procedure known as a vitrectomy, which aims to improve vision by closing the hole.

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Macular Pucker, a condition resulting from the formation of a fine, cellophane-like membrane across the macula, leads to blurred and distorted vision. Often necessitating medical intervention, the primary treatment is vitrectomy surgery, which involves the careful removal of this membrane to enhance visual clarity. This surgical approach aims to correct the distorted vision caused by the membrane’s tension on the macula.

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Retinal Vein Occlusion is characterized by the obstruction of the small veins that drain blood from the retina, potentially leading to vision impairment. Addressing the root causes and managing the condition may involve laser therapy, as well as injections of corticosteroids or anti-VEGF medications to mitigate swelling and enhance vision.

Learn more about retinal vein occlusion

Retinal Artery Occlusion involves the obstruction of arteries that supply blood to the retina, resulting in abrupt and painless vision loss. It’s imperative to seek immediate medical evaluation, as treatments are most efficacious when applied swiftly. The therapeutic focus lies on enhancing blood circulation to the compromised area and addressing any underlying health issues.

Learn more about Retinal Artery Occlusion

Surgical Treatments

Intravitreal injections, a procedure involving the direct administration of medication into the vitreous near the retina at the eye’s back, are a cornerstone treatment for various retinal conditions. This method is particularly effective for diseases like age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusion, delivering therapeutic agents right to the affected area. These injections are crucial for managing and treating conditions that threaten vision, providing a targeted approach to preserve sight and halt the progression of retinal diseases.

Lensectomy is a surgical intervention aimed at removing the eye’s natural lens when it becomes compromised, such as due to damage, dislocation, or cataract formation. This procedure is frequently accompanied by the insertion of an intraocular lens (IOL) to restore and enhance vision.

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Vitrectomy, a surgical method to excise the vitreous humor from the eye, serves as a pivotal treatment to enhance access to the retina. This procedure facilitates the repair of retinal detachments, removal of scar tissue, and addresses other retinal conditions. Essential for the restoration and preservation of vision in patients with intricate retinal diseases, vitrectomy is a crucial intervention for maintaining eye health.

Learn more about vitrectomy surgery

The scleral buckle surgery, a method for mending retinal detachments, employs a flexible band encircling the eye. This technique gently nudges the sclera closer to the retina’s detached area, aiding in the reattachment of the retina to its underlying support structure.

Learn more about scleral buckle

Pneumatic Retinopexy is a less invasive approach to mend specific retinal detachment types, utilizing a gas bubble injected into the vitreous cavity. This bubble presses against the retina, aiding in sealing any tears and reattaching the retina to its base. This procedure is a crucial, minimally invasive option for restoring vision in patients with suitable retinal detachments.

The technique of scleral fixation for intraocular lens (IOL) implants is utilized in specific situations where conventional methods of lens implantation are impractical. This scenario often arises in cases where the lens capsule is inadequate for supporting the IOL, such as after complications from cataract surgery or in instances of lens dislocation. The process entails anchoring the IOL to the sclera, the eye’s white part, ensuring the lens remains in the correct position to restore vision effectively.

Learn more about scleral fixation of intraocular lens implant

Advanced Therapies and Diagnostic Services

Syfovre presents a groundbreaking treatment approach for the dry form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), offering hope in slowing the disease’s progression. This innovative therapy introduces a new class of treatment dedicated to preserving vision in individuals diagnosed with this condition, which, until now, had limited options for direct treatment. Syfovre’s role in managing dry AMD marks a significant advancement in efforts to maintain the quality of life for patients facing the challenges of this previously untreatable eye condition.

Learn more about Syfovre for dry AMD

The Syfovre treatment introduces a groundbreaking approach to managing the dry form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), potentially decelerating the disease’s advancement. Representing a novel category of treatments, Syfovre aims to conserve vision for those affected by this previously untreatable condition.

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Retinal Laser Therapy employs precise light beams to address various retinal disorders, including diabetic retinopathy, retinal tears, and retinal vein occlusions. Through the strategic application of laser energy, this treatment seals retinal tears, curtails the growth of abnormal blood vessels, and prevents additional vision deterioration, offering a proactive approach to maintain and protect vision health effectively.

Learn more about our retinal laser

Fluorescein Angiography is a diagnostic test that uses a special dye to highlight blood vessels in the retina, providing detailed images of retinal circulation. This procedure assists in diagnosing and informing the treatment of various retinal diseases by revealing blood vessel abnormalities, which can occur in conditions like age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusion. The process involves the injection of fluorescein dye into a vein, allowing for the visualization of blood flow and the identification of issues within the retinal vessels.

Learn more about retinal fluorescein angiography

Photos From our North Sarasota Ophthalmology Clinic

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Eye Care Providers Our North Sarasota Practice

Thomas Shane M.D. – Ophthalmologist with Specialty in Retina

Retina Specialist in Sarasota Florida Dr. Thomas Shane of Shane Retina, PADr. Thomas Shane, a distinguished retina specialist serving the Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, and Bradenton communities, is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. His expertise is backed by an accomplished residency and specialized vitreoretinal surgery training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, renowned as the leading ophthalmology program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Renowned for his expertise and compassionate care, Dr. Shane embodies professionalism and a personalized approach to patient care.

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Gabriel Dib, FNP-C – Retinal Care Expert

Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist Dr. Gabriel DibGabriel Dib, FNP-C, significantly enhances the team at Shane Retina in Sarasota and Manatee County as a dedicated retinal specialist and proficient nurse practitioner. Originating from a robust career spanning over twenty years in Venezuela, Gabriel has amassed a profound understanding and advanced skills in vitreoretinal surgeries and retinal disorders management. His ophthalmology journey, encompassing a medical degree followed by specialized training in retina, is distinguished by contributions to clinical trials, research publications, and teaching roles on a global stage. As a crucial member of the Shane Retina team, Gabriel’s commitment to patient care and his expansive expertise are invaluable assets in our mission to offer exceptional retinal services.

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Ayah Etyem, PA-C – Eye Injection Specialist

Eye Injection Specialist in Sarasota Florida Ayah PatemAyah Etyem, PA-C, is a cornerstone of the eye injection therapy services at our South Sarasota Ophthalmology Clinic, bringing invaluable expertise and a commitment to patient care. Her educational achievements at the University of South Florida, complemented by advanced training at the University of Tampa, have endowed her with unparalleled proficiency in the management of retinal conditions through injection therapies. Ayah’s unwavering dedication to achieving excellence and her skillful application of eye injection treatments for conditions like macular degeneration position her as a key player in enhancing the ocular health of our South Sarasota patient community. Under the guidance and mentorship of Dr. Thomas Shane, she thrives in administering treatments that are both efficacious and patient-friendly, ensuring a high-quality care experience focused on comfort and superior vision outcomes.

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