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Ilya Sluch, M.D.


Fellowship, Cornea and Refractive SurgeryIlya Sluch, M.D.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
University of Miami, FL

Ophthalmology Residency

Dean McGee Eye Institute
University of Oklahoma, OK

Internship, General Surgery

St. Louis University Hospital
St. Louis, MO

Doctor of Medicine

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, AOA with highest honors


Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry w/Honors
Oklahoma State University, Summa Cum Laude, with Honors

Honors & Awards

American Board of Ophthalmology
ASCRS Research Grant Recipient
ASCRS 2015 San Diego Meeting Best Poster in Glaucoma/Retina/Pediatrics category
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Alpha Omega Honor Society
Dean McGee Eye Institute Top Senior in Ophthalmology Award
International studies in Ophthalmology Scholarship at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan
Biochemistry Senior of the Year
Goldwater Scholar
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Critical Thinking in Biological Sciences Research Scholarship

Societies and Associations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery
American College of Surgeons
Cornea Society

Professional Interests

  • Complex Cataract Surgery and Lens Exchange
  • LASIK Refractive Surgery
  • Corneal Transplantation
  • Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery
  • Technology in Ophthalmology

Office Locations

Deland, Orange City, and Lake Mary

Outside Interests

Cooking, traveling, tennis, fishing and spending time with his lovely wife and beautiful daughter.

Research Publications and Presentations

  • Sluch I, O’Brien T, Shestopalov V, Miller D. “Clinical Applications of Whole Metagenomic Shotgun DNA Sequencing for Diagnosis of Corneal Ulcers” ARVO National Meeting, Honolulu, HI April 2018
  • Sluch I, O’Brien T, Dubovy S. “Femtosecond laser versus manual arcuate Incisions” ASCRS National Meeting, Washington, DC April 2018
  • Sluch I, Elliott M, Dvorak J, Ding K, and Farris B. “Acetazolamide: a new treatment for visual vertigo” Neuro-Ophthalmology. May 2017
  • Sluch I, LaCroix J, Patel A. Bilateral optic neuritis: a new twist on immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome. Can J Ophthalmol. 2017,52:e104-e107.
  • Sluch I, Bailey A. “Hemorrhagic Descemet detachment after canaloplasty” JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017;135(3):279-280.
  • SluchI and Firestone B. “Effects of Cataract Surgery on Ocular Surface MMP9 Levels” ASCRS National Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, May 2017
  • Sluch I, Elliott M, Dvorak J, Ding K, Chorost M, Farris B. “Acetazolamide as a novel treatment for visually-induced vertigo” AAO National Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, October 2016
  • Sluch I, Dvorak J, Ding K, Wu J. “Herpetic Keratitis risk factors: an experience at a tertiary referral center” ARVO National Meeting, Seattle, Washington, May 2016
  • Sluch I, Gudgel B, Dvorak J, Ahluwalia MA, Ding K, Vold S, Sarkisian S. “Clinical Experience with the M4 Polyethylene Shell Ahmed Glaucoma Drainage Implant” AGS National Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 2016
  • O’Brien J, Sluch I, et al “Review of ‘1-year experience in myopia correction with transepithelial PRK case-matched with femtosecond-assisted LASIK’” Eyeworld. 2016; 14: 17-21.
  • Sluch I, Shah V, Siatkowski R. “Mycobacterium Chelonae scleral abscess after intravitreal ranibizumab injection” Cornea 2016; 35:1136-7
  • Sluch I, Khaimi M, Ding K, Sarkisian S. “Efficacy of SLT after Canaloplasty” Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2016;44:522 -3.
  • Sluch I, Khaimi M, Ding K, Sarkisian S. “Efficacy of SLT after Canaloplasty.” ASCRS National Meeting, San Diego, California April 2015 “Efficacy of SLT after Canaloplasty.” ASCRS National Meeting, San Diego, California April 2015
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1592 South SR-15-A
DeLand, FL 32720
(386) 734-2931
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2715 Rebecca Lane
Orange City, FL 32763
(386) 917-0404
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1900 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 896-1400
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New Smyrna Beach

524 Canal St.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
(386) 428-6811
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Lake Mary

968 International Parkway
Lake Mary, Florida 32746
(407) 878-6518
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Ormond Beach

300 Clyde Morris Blvd. Suite C
Ormond Beach, Florida 32174
(386) 734-2931
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