Stuart K. Burgess, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Stuart BurgessDr. Burgess specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of retinal diseases including the management of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal tears and detachments, macular holes, uveitis, ocular tumors, and ocular trauma. He was one of the first retina specialists to offer the advanced treatments for macular degeneration, including anti-VEG F agents, Lucentis® and Avastin®. He is also involved in clinical studies of the latest treatments of retinal diseases.

Dr. Burgess is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American College of Surgeons. Dr. Burgess is a skilled and compassionate physician, dedicated to the preservation and restoration of his patients’ vision.

Dr. Burgess grew up in Palm Beach County. While an undergraduate at Tulane University in New Orleans, he conducted and published research at Louisiana State University Eye Center. He attended medical school at The University of Miami/Jackson memorial Hospital, earning a M.D. degree in 1991. Dr. Burgess then completed his residency in ophthalmology at Cornell University’s North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York where he was chief resident in ophthalmology.

After residency, Dr. Burgess went on to complete a two-year subspecialty fellowship in medical and surgical treatment of retinal and vitreous diseases at the University of California San Diego, Shiley Eye Institute. During the fellowship, he was involved in cutting edge research and studying diabetic retinopathy, macular holes.

Dr. Burgess joined Fort Lauderdale Eye Institute in 1999 as the group’s retinal subspecialist. He then formed the Fort Lauderdale Retina Institute in 2005. He is a member of the American Society of Retinal Specialists and the Broward County Ophthalmology Society. His work is published in several peer review journals and he has been a presenter at national ophthalmic meetings.