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David A. Saperstein, M.D.


Comprehensive Ophthalmology


Professional Statement

I have dedicated my career to caring for people with retinal problems. After completing my fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, I was offered a position on the faculty there. I immediately began to take part in many clinical trials and as a result I have been either a primary investigator or on a steering committee for most of the clinical trials studying new treatments for diseases like Age Related Macular Degeneration (both Wet and Dry), Diabetic retinopathy, Macular Hole, Retinal Detachment and inherited retinal disease. Taking part in these studies requires extra in-depth training to understand the nuances of both the disease and the various approved and experimental treatments. I take pride in being able to translate this knowledge into everyday language to help my patients understand why they are having trouble with their vision, what treatments are available and what the future holds for their individual problem. In addition to the medical treatment of retinal disease, I have been doing retinal surgery since 1993. As the chief retinal surgeon at both Grady Hospital in Atlanta and Harborview Hospital in Seattle, I have performed thousands of straightforward and complex retinal surgeries. I was also responsible for teaching retinal surgery to young physicians on the faculty of both Emory and University of Washington. This forces you to understand every nuance of each procedure. Because of my expertise I have been asked to write chapters on retinal surgery for textbooks. I have also had the good fortune to develop new drugs, surgical and low vision devices for which I hold several US and foreign patents. The drugs I have developed are currently in clinical trials for inherited retinal diseases and aging changes in the retina.

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Accepts 49 Insurance Plans

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  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup Washington Apple Health
  • Amerigroup Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Apple Health (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Asuris
  • Bridgespan (authorization required, otherwise not in network)
  • Cigna (all plans accepted)
  • Community Health Plan of Washington (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Coordinated Care Medicaid (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Coordinated Care Ambetter HMO
  • Coventry/First Health (most products accepted)
  • Crime Victims Compensation
  • First Choice Health Network
  • Group Health Cooperative Options PPO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) HMO
  • Health Net Federal Services (CHAMPUS)
  • Healthy Options (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Holland American Cruise Lines
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Kaiser (Contract Limitations)
  • Labor and Industries Washington
  • LifeWise Health Plan of Washington (all programs accepted)
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • Medicaid (zip code restrictions)
  • Medicare
  • Molina Healthcare (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Multiplan/PHCS (all programs accepted)
  • Premera Blue Cross Foundation Plus 1
  • Providence Health Plan Medicare Advantage
  • Regence Blue Shield Federal Employee Program
  • Regence MedAdvantage PPO
  • Sound Health and Wellness (Puget Sound Health Partners)
  • Soundpath Health
  • TriCare/TriWest PPO
  • Uniform Medical Plan
  • United Healthcar Medicare Solution
  • United Healthcare Choice
  • United HealthCare HMO
  • United HealthCare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • United Healthcare West
  • Veterans Affairs (authorization required)
  • Workers Compensation
  • Workers' Compensation (L&I)
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Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
medical school, 1987

Board Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology

Clinical Interests

  • Absence Of Eye
  • Accommodation
  • Acute Inflammation Of Orbit
  • Agenesis Of Eye
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Alternating Hyperphoria
  • Aniridia
  • Aniseikonia
  • Anisocoria
  • Anisometropia
  • Aphakia
  • Astigmatism
  • Biopsy Of Eye Muscle
  • Blepharospasm
  • Blurred Vision
  • Buphthalmos
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal
  • Chloroquine Retinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Coloboma
  • Chronic Conjunctivitis
  • Ciliary Body Degeneration
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Cyst
  • Conjunctival Diseases
  • Conjunctival Edema
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Conjunctival Hyperemia
  • Conjunctival Injury
  • Conjunctival Pigmentation
  • Conjunctival Scar
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Contact And Allergic Dermatitis Of Eyelid
  • Contact Lens Infections
  • Contact Lenses
  • Contact Lens-Induced Corneal Edema
  • Contusion Of Eye
  • Cornea
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Burn
  • Corneal Clouding
  • Corneal Degeneration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Disorders
  • Corneal Foreign Body
  • Corneal Haze
  • Corneal Neovascularization
  • Corneal Opacity
  • Corneal Pigmentations
  • Corneal Surgery
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cotton Wool Spots
  • Cyst Of Eyelid
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diabetic Cataract
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Diabetic Macular Edema
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Ectopia Lentis
  • Ectropion
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Enophthalmos
  • Entropion
  • Enucleation
  • Esotropia
  • Examination Of Eyes
  • Excessive Tearing
  • Exophthalmos
  • Exotropia
  • Eye
  • Eye Abnormalities
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Pain
  • Eye Strain
  • Eyelid Bump
  • Eyelid Diseases
  • Eyelid Itching
  • Family History Of Glaucoma
  • Farsightedness
  • Flashing Lights
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body In Conjunctival Sac
  • Foreign Body In Eye
  • Fracture Of Orbital Floor
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Procedures
  • Glaucoma Suspects
  • Goniotomy
  • Growth On Eye
  • Herpes Simplex With Ophthalmic Complication
  • Histoplasmosis With Retinitis
  • Hiv Eye Conditions
  • Hypertelorism
  • Hypertension Ocular
  • Idiopathic Orbital Inflammatory Disease
  • Inflammation Of The Eyelid
  • Iridectomy
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iridoschisis
  • Iridotomy
  • Iris Atrophy
  • Iris Surgery
  • Iritis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconjunctivitis
  • Laceration Of Eye
  • Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases
  • Lasik
  • Legal Blindness
  • Lisch Nodule
  • Lupus Eye Conditions
  • Mechanical Ectropion
  • Meibomian Cyst
  • Melanoma Of Eye
  • Microphthalmos
  • Minor Opacity Of Cornea
  • Miosis
  • Myopia
  • Night Blindness
  • Nodular Degeneration Of Cornea
  • Nonsenile Cataract
  • Nuclear Cataract
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Ocular Tumor
  • Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Open Wound Of Eye
  • Ophthalmic Disorders
  • Ophthalmic Trauma
  • Orbit Cancer
  • Orbital Cyst
  • Orbitotomy
  • Papilledema
  • Parasitic Eyelid Infestation
  • Partial Sight
  • Penetrating Eye Injury
  • Presbyopia
  • Proptosis
  • Pseudophakia
  • Pterygium
  • Refractive Amblyopia
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Reiter's Syndrome
  • Repair Of Laceration Of Conjunctiva
  • Replacement Of Contact Lens
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Diseases
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Retinal Drusen
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Scotoma
  • Sensitivity To Light
  • Sports Injuries - Eye
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Sudden Vision Loss
  • Thyrotoxic Exophthalmos
  • Transient Monocular Vision Loss
  • Traumatic Enucleation
  • Viral Conjunctivitis
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Discomfort
  • Visual Disturbance
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Visual Impairment
  • Xerophthalmia
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Practice Locations

David A. Saperstein practices at four locations

Vitreoretinal Associates of Washington
1750 112th Avenue Northeast
Suite D050

Bellevue, WA 98004
Vitreoretinal Associates of Washington
215 East George Hopper Road
Burlington, WA 98233
Vitreoretinal Associates of Washington
6100 219th Street Southwest
Suite 280

Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
Vitreoretinal Associates of Washington
1229 Madison Street
Suite 1002

Seattle, WA 98104
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill