Dr. Ray Morton Balyeat , MD



My ophthalmology practice is dedicated to providing high quality diagnostic expertise and both medical and surgical management for diseases of the retina. My medical practice therefore emphasizes identification and treatment of diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular disorders, inflammatory eye disease (uveitis) and retinal detachment. I am committed to state of the art management for diseases of the vitreous, retina and macula in a community setting. My educational background which includes fellowship training and a multi-decade commitment to professional development set my medical and surgical practice apart from general ophthalmology practices that claim to offer services for patients with retinal problems. I take great care discussing with patients who have surgical problems the risks and benefits of surgical management. Simply having a surgical problem does not necessarily mean that surgery should be performed particularly if the patient does not perceive a loss in function. Too many surgeons measure their worth by the number of procedures they perform each year without consideration the needs of the patient. Whenever possible I involve the patient in the decision making process regarding the appropriateness of surgery and post surgical care. I have access to state of the art diagnostic equipment within a short walking distance of the exam rooms and I can repair simple retinal detachments in the office by pneumatic retinopexy (PR). I perform surgery under both general and local anesthesia in the outpatient facility of Tulsa's premier hospital for ophthalmic surgery, St. John Medical Center. The pre-admission testing, surgery and post-operative care are usually performed in the same unit at the hospital.

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 37 Years

Languages Spoken: English

Education & Training

Medical School: University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine

Graduation Date: in 1983

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • St John Medical Center

Specialties: Ophthalmology

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS OK BlueChoice
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Community Care PCC
  • CommunityCare PPO Standard Network
  • First Health PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Compass HMO
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Dr. Balyeat's Office Information

Fax: (918) 871-2912
Website: eyeinst.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Doctor Balyeat's Other Office Information

The Eye Institute
2000 S Wheeling Ave Ste 500
Tulsa, OK 74104
(918) 584-4433

Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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