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Glaucoma Awareness Month: Tips for Managing Your Glaucoma

Glaucoma is sometimes referred to as “the sneak thief of sight” because many patients exhibit no symptoms during the preliminary stages of the disease. In order to receive prompt treatment and protect your vision, we recommend routine eye exams to screen for glaucoma before major optic nerve damage can occur. While there is no cure for glaucoma, Gulfcoast Eye Care offers many treatment options that can combat this condition. When […]

Who Is At Risk of Developing Glaucoma?

Although over three million people are affected by glaucoma in the United States alone, many people remain unaware that they have this debilitating condition. In the earliest stages of glaucoma, patients typically do not exhibit any symptoms, even if the disease is beginning to impair their quality of vision. In addition, according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, people can lose up to 40% of their vision without realizing a change […]

Tampa Bay Area Eye Doctor Discusses Diabetic Retinopathy During National Diabetic Eye Disease Month

November is National Diabetic Eye Disease Month. Dr. Michael Manning of Gulfcoast Eye Care is helping to spread awareness about diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness among working-age people in America. Tampa Bay, FL – According to the American Diabetes Association®, 29 million Americans suffer from diabetes, a disease which can strike anyone and has been dramatically on the rise in recent years. While diabetes can significantly raise the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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), […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Glaucoma Awareness Month: Tips for Managing Your Glaucoma

Glaucoma is sometimes referred to as “the sneak thief of sight” because many patients exhibit no symptoms during the preliminary stages of the disease. In order to receive prompt treatment and protect your vision, we recommend routine eye exams to screen for glaucoma before major optic nerve damage can occur. While there is no cure for glaucoma, Gulfcoast Eye Care offers many treatment options that can combat this condition. When […]

Who Is At Risk of Developing Glaucoma?

Although over three million people are affected by glaucoma in the United States alone, many people remain unaware that they have this debilitating condition. In the earliest stages of glaucoma, patients typically do not exhibit any symptoms, even if the disease is beginning to impair their quality of vision. In addition, according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, people can lose up to 40% of their vision without realizing a change […]

Tampa Bay Area Eye Doctor Discusses Diabetic Retinopathy During National Diabetic Eye Disease Month

Dr. Michael Manning discusses National Diabetic Eye Disease Month and spreading awareness of Diabetic Retinopathy.

November is National Diabetic Eye Disease Month. Dr. Michael Manning of Gulfcoast Eye Care is helping to spread awareness about diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness among working-age people in America. Tampa Bay, FL – According to the American Diabetes Association®, 29 million Americans suffer from diabetes, a disease which can strike anyone and has been dramatically on the rise in recent years. While diabetes can significantly raise the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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), […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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