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Alfonso Ponce, MD

Medical and Surgical Treatment of Diseases of the Retina

Alfonso Ponce, MD, specializes in medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the retina, including age related macular degeneration, retinal detachments, diabetic retinopathy, epi-retinal membranes, macular holes and other vitreo-retinal disorders from systemic conditions or trauma.

Dr. Ponce is a board-certified ophthalmologist who grew up in Guatemala and graduated from Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala where he obtained his Bachelor in Science and MD degree. His interest in retina started when he did his residency in ophthalmology at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary where he was involved in retinal imaging studies and lutein measurement. He then continued his training by completing a fellowship in medical and surgical treatment of Retinal diseases at the Infirmary.

Dr. Ponce has actively participated in national ophthalmic trials for diabetic eye disease, he has been part of the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCRnet), and has presented at several national meetings. He also trained future ophthalmologists and retinal specialists, for which he was recognized as the outstanding teacher for three consecutive years.

Dr. Ponce speaks Spanish and English.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Laser Surgical Society
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Club Vit: a group of roughly 200 surgeons dedicated to practicing the highest quality vitreoretinal surgery

Our Doctors

Our Locations

We proudly serve patients at our eye clinics in Tarpon Springs, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Spring Hill, Wesley Chapel and in The Villages at Lake Sumter Landing and Brownwood. Our philosophy is to treat those we serve as though they are a member of our own families. From the first phone call or email to the follow-up visit and beyond, we’re here to serve you. Our goal is to help preserve and optimize your vision.

43309 US Highway 19 N
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
501 S. Fort Harrison Ave
Clearwater, FL 33756
187 Mariner Boulevard
Spring Hill, FL 34609
9400 9th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
13303 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33618
1050 Old Camp Road, STE 230
The Villages, FL 32162
2955 Brownwood Blvd. Suite 303
The Villages, FL 32163
25232 State Road 54
Lutz, FL 33559

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