Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery

Martin E. Orlick, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr Orlick is the founding partner of the practice.  Born and raised in St Petersburg, Dr Orlick has been proud to serve his community since 1991.  After achieving the highest honors at the University of South Florida studying Natural sciences, Dr Orlick completed his medical studies at the Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine in Philadelphia.  Following an internship in internal medicine at the University of Miami, he completed his Ophthalmology training at Tulane University in New Orleans.  His interest in diseases of the retina led him to accept fellowship training under Dr. David Meyers at the Vitreoretinal Foundation, Memphis, Tennessee.  After a number of years away from home, Dr Orlick returned to St. Petersburg to begin his career as a vitreoretinal specialist and surgeon.  His private practice obligations have been balanced by one of his main clinical interests: teaching.  For the past twenty years, he has continued volunteering his time in the eye clinic of James A. Haley VA hospital, supervising in the care of veterans while teaching ophthalmology residents.

Dr Orlick has vast experience in treating a variety of retinal diseases including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal tears and detachments, macular pucker and holes, retinal vein occlusions, and uveitis.  

Dr Orlick maintains staff privileges at Northside Hospital, St Anthony's Hospital, Bayfront Medical Center, and James A. Haley VA Hospital.  He is available to see patients at offices in St. Petersburg and Tampa.


Todd A. Berger, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Born and raised in New York City, Dr Berger has St. Petersburg his home for the last 18 years.  He matriculated from  New York University, graduating magna cum laude in the studies of biochemistry/biology.  This was followed by medical school and residency in ophthalmology at the State University of New York, Brooklyn, NY, well-known for its exposure and expertise in handling the ocular trauma of New York City.  Dr. Berger returned to NYU for an additional year to study medical retinology under the preceptorship of Drs Ronald Carr and Kenneth Noble, world leaders in electrophysiologic evaluation of retinal disorders.  Vitreoretinal surgical training was achieved at the Vitreoretinal Foundation, Memphis, Tennessee.

Dr Berger enjoys staying at the forefront of retina-related treatment and diagnostics.   As such, he has been an investigator in several multicenter studies, including use of silicon oil in vitrectomy and sustained steroid drug implant for the treatment of diabetic macular edema.

Dr Berger maintains staff privileges at Northside Hospital, St Anthony's Hospital, Bayfront Medical Center, and St Joseph's Hospital.  He is available to see patients at offices in St. Petersburg and Bradenton.

Jeffrey I. Kasper, M.D.

Dr Kasper is the ultimate embodiment of the Georgetown Bulldog!  Raised in the greater Washington D.C. area, Dr Kasper enrolled at the prestigious Georgetown University and completed his studies in Psychology and Biology.  Additional graduate work was continued at Georgetown in Human Physiology followed by entrance into Medical school.  As a second generation ophthalmologist, his lifelong goal of medicine awaited him at the Georgetown School of Medicine where he graduated with distinction.  After an intensive year studying internal medicine at the various Washington, D.C., hospitals, he pursued Residency training in ophthalmology at Georgetown University Hospital.  Continued interest in the study of retinal diseases took him to the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, where he completed a two year fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery.  After a brief stay in Kansas City as a private practice physician, Dr Kasper has been with the practice since 2002. 

Dr Kasper is a self-proclaimed Apple aficionado and he delights in keeping up-to-date with all technological advances.  He has been instrumental in ensuring that the office and operating room have state-of-the-art equipment, affording our patients the highest level of care. 

Dr. Kasper maintains staff privileges at Northside Hospital, St. Anthony's Hospital, Ed White Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital.  He is available to see patients at offices in St. Petersburg, Bradenton, Sun City, and Ellenton.


Nandesh N. Patel, M.D.

Dr Patel is the latest member of our practice.  He completed his undergraduate studies at the Boston University, achieving the highest honors in the study of economics and biochemistry/molecular biologyContinuing at BU School of Medicine, he completed his medical studies with the distinction of cum laude and Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)
Honors Society membership.  This was followed by a comprehensive year training in Internal Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine.  General Ophthalmology training was completed at the world-renowned Manhattan Eye, Ear, Throat Hospital/New York University School of Medicine.  His specialized fellowship training in the surgical and medical diseases of the retina and vitreous was completed at the University of South Florida College of Medicine which entailed care and surgery of patients at the University, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Bay Pines Veterans Hospital, and Tampa General Hospital.  In addition
to clinical duties, Dr Patel participated in various multicenter investigational trials evaluating the role of latest groundbreaking treatments for Diabetic retinopathy, Macular degeneration, and Uveitis.

In addition to treating various retinal condtions, Dr Patel has a special interest in the management of cataract surgery complications, ocular trauma, and ocular oncology.

Dr Patel maintains staff privileges at Northside Hospital, Tampa General Hospital, and James A. Haley VA Hospital.  He is available to see patients at St.Petersburg, Tampa, and Sun City.