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Michael H. Manning, MD, FACS

Michael Manning Ophthalmologist TampaCertified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Michael Manning is a recognized leader in the fields of cataract surgery, refractive surgery, and cosmetic eyelid surgery. In addition to his leadership of Gulfcoast Eye Care, Dr. Manning is the primary cataract and refractive lens surgeon for the TLC Laser Eye Center in Florida.

Dr. Manning has devoted his career to helping people overcome debilitating eye conditions and significantly improve their vision. He specializes in a full range of cataract and lens replacement surgery procedures, as well as laser vision correction options such as all-laser LASIK.

Dr. Manning is also experienced with the treatment and management of conditions such as:

  • Glaucoma
  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Macular degeneration

Complementing his services here at Gulfcoast Eye Care, Dr. Manning takes an active role in advancing the field of ophthalmology. He has participated as the Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator in a variety of eye care studies researching ways to enhance visual outcomes with cataract surgery and lens implants.


Dr. Manning graduated as valedictorian of Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando and subsequently attended Rollins College. He majored in Chemistry and obtained his BA through the Honors Degree Program. Dr. Manning later earned his MD at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine Internship Year at that same institution, followed by his Ophthalmology Residency at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. During his training, Dr. Manning earned the position of Chief Resident.

Memberships and Certifications

Dr. Manning is a member of some of the most respected medical organizations in the world, including:

  • American Board of Ophthalmology – Board Certification
  • American College of Surgeons – Fellow
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery

Publications and Presentations

In addition to giving presentations at many national and international Ophthalmology conferences, Dr. Manning has written or co-written numerous publications. His work has included a chapter in Albert & Jakobiec’s Principles & Practice of Ophthalmology (3rd edition). The Journal of the American Medical Association has called that textbook “the current standard in comprehensive ophthalmology textbooks.”

In his spare time, Dr. Manning is an avid photographer and enjoys traveling and a variety of outdoor activities. He lives in the beautiful Tampa Bay area.

For more information about Dr. Manning’s background and experience, or to schedule a consultation, please contact Gulfcoast Eye Care today.

I strive to provide my patients with the highest quality of eye care and the personal touch they deserve.
~Michael Manning, MD

Driving Directions

Our doctors proudly offer LASIK surgery and other eye care services to those traveling from nearby communities. For your convenience, we have provided driving directions from the following cities: