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Combining State-of-the-Art Technology with a Caring Professional Staff

An ophthalmology team dedicated to providing excellence in every aspect of eye care, we offer complete eye examinations for adults and children, as well as the latest in eye surgical procedures. Our practice combines state-of-the-art technology with a caring professional staff. You are invited to experience our unique approach to eye care.

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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month

Each November, Gulfcoast Eye Care is proud to do its part in spreading awareness about diabetes and the dangers it can pose to both eye health and overall health. In addition to the heightened risk of serious general health concerns, diabetes significantly increases the risk of developing certain types of eye conditions, including glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic eye disease. To bring attention to the National Eye Institute’s National Diabetes Month […]

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How is AMD (Macular Degeneration) Treated?

Smoking, high cholesterol, and the natural aging process can all lead to the development of macular degeneration (or AMD). To keep these risk factors in check and reduce the risk of macular degeneration, retina specialist Jason Handza, DO often recommends routine exercise, weight management, a healthy diet, and avoiding tobacco – many of the same precautions used to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. If Dr. Handza diagnoses you with […]

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What are the Symptoms of Macular Degeneration?

When it comes to vision loss, macular degeneration is the leading cause in patients over 60. As we age, the eye’s macula – which constitutes the central area of the retina – is subject to wear and tear. In addition to the natural aging process, abnormal cholesterol levels or smoking can increase your risk of developing macular degeneration. The symptoms of macular degeneration, otherwise known as Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD), […]

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What is Diabetic Retinopathy, and How is it Caused?

Millions of Americans are affected by diabetes, and though the disease is manageable, those living with diabetes are often susceptible to a number of health risks. At Gulfcoast Eye Care, we take extra measures with our patients who have diabetes to monitor eye health, as high blood sugar levels can severely damage the blood vessels in the eyes. When the retina begins to be impacted by diabetes, the condition is […]

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What to Expect After Upper Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, commonly referred to as an eyelid lift and medically known as blepharoplasty, is one of the most popular cosmetic enhancement procedures available. Treatments such as upper eyelid surgery can dramatically reduce signs of age in the upper eye areas and even improve vision for patients affected by excess skin hanging over the eyes. While the recovery process from upper eyelid surgery will vary depending on each patient’s unique […]

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What are the Benefits of Upper Eyelid Surgery?

Some of the first and most visible signs of aging often occur in the areas of the upper eyelids. As the skin of these areas becomes susceptible to fat deposits and the muscles begin to weaken, a look of anger, sadness, or exhaustion can set in – even when you are not feeling those emotions. In fact, the skin of the upper eyelids can become so heavy that it droops […]

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How Long is the Recovery Process after Refractive Lens Exchange?

One of the many benefits of RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange) is the minimal recovery time experienced by most patients. In fact, many individuals are able to return to normal routines after one day. Following the procedure, you will be given anti-inflammatory and antibiotic eye drops to facilitate healing. You will also be asked to return to Gulfcoast Eye Care for a few follow-up visits to check on your rate of […]

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Benefits of Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

Refractive Lens Exchange, commonly referred to as RLE, offers many individuals who are not candidates for LASIK and other laser vision correction treatments an alternative to improve vision affected by nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia. Refractive Lens Exchange essentially involves removing the eye’s natural lens and replacing it with an advanced intraocular lens implant (IOL). Our experienced ophthalmologist, Dr. Michael Manning, can perform Refractive Lens Exchange procedures on an outpatient […]

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Am I a Good Candidate for Refractive Lens Exchange?

While LASIK and other laser vision correction techniques are very popular among patients who wish to reduce their reliance on glasses and contact lenses, the fact is that those treatments are not the only advanced options available. Refractive Lens Exchange, or RLE, offers very similar outcomes and, in some cases, may even be a more ideal choice. Here at Gulfcoast Eye Care, Dr. Michael Manning can perform a thorough eye […]

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What Causes Dry Eye?

Dry eye syndrome is an extremely common condition experienced by millions across the globe. Also referred to as ocular surface disease, dry eye is often chronic and can have a significantly debilitating effect on your daily life. The symptoms of dry eye disease affect patients in different ways; however, some of the most common include: Burning or stinging sensation in the eyes The feeling that there is something in your […]

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