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426 Manatee Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34205

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Meet Our Doctors

Daniel B. Pope, M.D.

 
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Board-certified Ophthalmologist Daniel B. Pope began practicing in Manatee County in 1983 and started his private practice in 1991. He sees patients daily and gladly welcomes new ones. Dr. Pope has a history in Manatee County first with a group practice in 1983 and eventually opening a private practice in 1991. He is also a graduate of Manatee High School.

Community Restoration in Downtown Bradenton, FL

In 2000, Dr. Pope set out to restore a local landmark – the former train depot located in downtown Bradenton. His vision became a reality in 2001, with the completion of The Eye Depot. Even more it was named as a Florida Heritage Site in 2004.
 

Dr. Pope's credentials include:

 
  • American Board of Ophthalmology (Board Certified)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (Fellow)
  • Florida Society of Ophthalmology
 
  • Manatee County Medical Society (Past President)
  • Florida Medical Association
  • American Medical Association
 

Gary N. Dolin, M.D. FACS

 
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Board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Gary N. Dolin began his training as a university scholar in biomedical engineering at Princeton University. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University, where he spent considerable time studying ophthalmic pathology. A one-year medical internship and three-year ophthalmic surgical residency were completed at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr. Dolin was privileged to be the first chief resident of his year. In 1981, Dr. Dolin established his Ophthalmology practice in Manatee County. He treats a full line of general ophthalmologic conditions, including those for glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye syndrome, and diabetic eye disease.
 

Dr. Dolin's credentials include:

 
  • America Board of Ophthalmology (Board Certified)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology®(Fellow)
  • Fellowship with the American College of Surgeons (1988)
 
  • Florida Society of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Medical Association
 
 

William H. McSwain, M.D.

 
 
Board certified ophthalmologist Dr. William H. McSwain was born and raised in Bradenton and graduated from Bradenton Christian School. After receiving the Outstanding Senior Award and graduating summa cum laude from Stetson University, he earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University. Following a medical internship at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington, he completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Arizona. There he received the Academic Merit Award, was elected to the Ophthalmic Knowledge Honor Roll, and served as chief resident.

Dr. McSwain is trained in and practices all disciplines of comprehensive ophthalmology. He has a particular interest in cataract surgery, eyelid surgery, and glaucoma. He is excited to be back in Bradenton, serving the community in which he grew up.
 

Dr. McSwain's credentials include:

 
  • American Board of Ophthalmology (Board Certified)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
 
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Manatee County Medical Society
 

Waldemar Torres, M.D. FACS

 
 
Board-certified retina specialist Dr. Waldemar Torres began his training at Ponce School of Medicine where he graduated in the top 5% of his class. He then completed his internship at Wilson Memorial-Binghamton Hospital followed by ophthalmology residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital. After serving as Chief Resident of Ophthalmology, he completed an additional two-year fellowship specializing in medical and surgical retina.

Dr. Torres has experience managing a full spectrum of diseases of the retina and vitreous in the Tampa Bay area since 2005. His particular interest is in age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retina surgery.
 

Dr. Torres' credentials include:

 
  • American Board of Ophthalmology (Board Certified)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow in the American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
 
  • Manatee County Medical Society
  • Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology
  • Ponce School of Medicine (Professor Ad Honorem)