Dr. Anita Shane: The Only Retina Specialist Available Every Day in Venice, Englewood and North Port, Florida
There’s only one retina specialist in Venice, Florida available locally every day for your retina care needs. She trained at the top ophthalmology program in the U.S where she developed a deep understanding of how the eye works, what can go wrong, and how to fix it. Fortunately for local residents, she’s dedicated her practice to providing personable and high quality retinal care to the Southwest Florida region.
Dr. Anita Shane MD is proud to serve as a retina doctor for patients in Venice, Englewood, and North Port. Having grown up in the Clearwater area, she feels a deep sense of commitment to the health and welfare of the residents of Southwest Florida.
After becoming valedictorian at Palm Harbor University High School, Dr. Shane went on to earn a coveted position as a Rice/Baylor Scholar in Houston, Texas. At Rice University, she earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in Bioengineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in three years. She then graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Dr. Shane went on to do her residency at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, the #1 ophthalmology program in the United States. She continued at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for a two-year vitreoretinal surgical fellowship. During this time, Dr. Shane trained with some of the most admired vitreoretinal surgeons in the country and performed vitreoretinal surgical procedures using the most advanced techniques and equipment available. During her second year of fellowship, Dr. Shane was selected as Chief Resident and Director of the Ocular Trauma Service at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
Dr. Shane is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Retina Specialists. She is credentialed at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Venice and Sarasota.
As the founder of Venice Retina, P.A., Dr. Shane promises to deliver high quality retinal care and treat every patient with compassion and respect. She is devoted to being available locally for patient care at all times. Importantly, she is committed to bringing the most modern and effective methods to treating any retinal condition, including macular degeneration, flashes and floaters, and diabetic retinopathy.
Retina Patient Testimonials
It is always good to see Dr. Shane as I feel I am receiving the best possible service. She very professional, has an upbeat and cheerful disposition and is truly informative. I never feel rushed, she takes time to discuss my treatments and answers all questions clearly. I highly recommend her.
What is a Retina Specialist?
Retina specialists are ophthalmologists (eye doctors) with a specialty in the vitreous body of the eye and the retina. In order to become a retina specialist, one must commit to extensive training. After receiving a license as a medical doctor, it is not uncommon to spend an additional 4 years specializing in ophthalmology, followed by an additional 2 years of vitreoretinal training.
A retina specialist routinely performs evaluations & examinations of the eye and retina in order to diagnose and treat conditions, ranging from age-related macular degeneration to hereditary diseases to cancer of the eye. Sometimes treatment involves surgery. Retina specialists use highly specialized tools to work in extremely tiny areas in and around the eye.
Given the importance of sight for humans, retina specialists use modern technology to extend the well being and quality of life of their patients far beyond what was possible just a few decades ago.