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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 […]

Do I Have to be Awake During LASIK

While some prospective LASIK patients may like the idea of being “asleep” during the procedure, there would be many drawbacks to using general anesthesia for vision correction surgery. General anesthesia, regardless of the procedure being performed, always entails some additional risks. The duration of LASIK surgery is usually only about 10 minutes total, and our state-of-the-art lasers can reshape the cornea in less than one minute during that stage of […]

Is LASIK Permanent

LASIK surgery has the ability to correct a number of common refractive errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. For the vast majority of our patients at Gulfcoast Eye Care, the results of LASIK surgery last decades. However, since LASIK works by altering the surface of the cornea, future changes that may occur inside of the eye can still affect your vision. While many patients experience the positive effects of LASIK […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Long is Recovery from Cataract Surgery?

It may surprise you to know that recovery from cataract surgery is often a fairly quick process. Here is Dr. Michael Manning with some helpful information on what can be expected during recovery from advanced cataract surgery: What type of aftercare is required for patients during recovery from cataract surgery? After cataract surgery, care is required to help ensure the best possible outcome. Post-operative eye drops are recommended to prevent […]

Can I Mix Different Multifocal Intraocular Lenses?

Our experienced cataract surgeon, Dr. Michael Manning, recently sat down to answer some frequently asked questions about cataracts and some of the options available to our patients here at Gulfcoast Eye Care. Take a look at what he has to say about multifocal intraocular lenses below, and please contact our practice with any further questions you may have, or to schedule an eye examination. In which cases would mixing multifocal […]

Complications Associated with Cataract Surgery

Even with the many advances that have been made in the field of cataract surgery, including the advent of laser cataract treatment, it’s important to note that all surgical procedures carry some degree of risk. With that in mind, our experienced cataract surgeon, Dr. Michael Manning, has made cataract surgery a large focus of our practice. He has successfully performed this procedure on many individuals, and his skills and expertise, […]

Dry Eye Treatment with LipiFlow® – Tampa and St. Petersburg Ophthalmologist Discusses the Benefits

Dr. Michael Manning, the head of Gulfcoast Eye Care, offers insight into an advanced procedure designed to significantly reduce the symptoms of dry eye syndrome. Tampa Bay, FL – Itchiness, burning sensations, and other symptoms affecting the eyes may not simply be allergies and they may not go away quickly. In fact, those symptoms may indicate dry eye syndrome, an extraordinarily common eye condition that affects millions of people every […]

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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 […]

Do I Have to be Awake During LASIK

While some prospective LASIK patients may like the idea of being “asleep” during the procedure, there would be many drawbacks to using general anesthesia for vision correction surgery. General anesthesia, regardless of the procedure being performed, always entails some additional risks. The duration of LASIK surgery is usually only about 10 minutes total, and our state-of-the-art lasers can reshape the cornea in less than one minute during that stage of […]

Is LASIK Permanent

LASIK surgery has the ability to correct a number of common refractive errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. For the vast majority of our patients at Gulfcoast Eye Care, the results of LASIK surgery last decades. However, since LASIK works by altering the surface of the cornea, future changes that may occur inside of the eye can still affect your vision. While many patients experience the positive effects of LASIK […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Long is Recovery from Cataract Surgery?

It may surprise you to know that recovery from cataract surgery is often a fairly quick process. Here is Dr. Michael Manning with some helpful information on what can be expected during recovery from advanced cataract surgery: What type of aftercare is required for patients during recovery from cataract surgery? After cataract surgery, care is required to help ensure the best possible outcome. Post-operative eye drops are recommended to prevent […]

Can I Mix Different Multifocal Intraocular Lenses?

Our experienced cataract surgeon, Dr. Michael Manning, recently sat down to answer some frequently asked questions about cataracts and some of the options available to our patients here at Gulfcoast Eye Care. Take a look at what he has to say about multifocal intraocular lenses below, and please contact our practice with any further questions you may have, or to schedule an eye examination. In which cases would mixing multifocal […]

Complications Associated with Cataract Surgery

Even with the many advances that have been made in the field of cataract surgery, including the advent of laser cataract treatment, it’s important to note that all surgical procedures carry some degree of risk. With that in mind, our experienced cataract surgeon, Dr. Michael Manning, has made cataract surgery a large focus of our practice. He has successfully performed this procedure on many individuals, and his skills and expertise, […]

Dry Eye Treatment with LipiFlow® – Tampa and St. Petersburg Ophthalmologist Discusses the Benefits

Dr. Michael Manning, the head of Gulfcoast Eye Care, offers insight into an advanced procedure designed to significantly reduce the symptoms of dry eye syndrome. Tampa Bay, FL – Itchiness, burning sensations, and other symptoms affecting the eyes may not simply be allergies and they may not go away quickly. In fact, those symptoms may indicate dry eye syndrome, an extraordinarily common eye condition that affects millions of people every […]

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