Header (727)-346-8696
Font Size   Decrease  Reset  Increase 

Cataracts

Gulfcoast Eye Care is proud to offer some of the most advanced treatments available for one of the most common and debilitating eye conditions in the US. Cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s natural lens which affect about half of all Americans aged 65 and older. They can also develop in younger patients, and can cause your vision to become progressively worse if left untreated. Our cataract surgeon, Dr. Michael Manning, offers an array of cataract removal options, including state-of-the-art laser cataract surgery. Gulfcoast Eye Care is one of the first practices in Florida to offer this innovative technology, and we are proud to be travelling into this exciting new frontier in cataract surgery. In addition to cataract removal and vision improvement procedures after cataracts, our doctors offer a number of options for presbyopia, a common eye condition in patients over 40 that makes it difficult to see up-close objects.

Below, you will find a number of links that will take you to more detailed descriptions of cataracts, presbyopia, and procedures that can help to improve these conditions. If you would like more information, or if you would like to schedule a consultation and vision evaluation, please contact Gulfcoast Eye Care today.

What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are very common eye conditions that result in a clouding of the eye’s natural lens. Without diagnosis and treatment, cataracts progressively get worse, leading to serious vision impairment and even blindness. Symptoms of cataracts include blurry or cloudy vision, halo or glare effects around light, double-vision, and many others.

Learn More About Cataracts

Overview of Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is a very common procedure that involves removal of the cataract and replacement of the eye’s natural lens for restored vision. The treatment is often performed on an outpatient basis, and many individuals are able to resume normal routines the following day.

Learn More About Cataract Surgery

What Are Intraocular Lens Implants (IOLs)?

Intraocular lens implants, often referred to as IOLs, are new lenses that serve as replacement for the eye’s natural lens once cataracts are removed. Our practice offers a full range of IOLs that can allow patients to see more clearly at a variety of distances without heavy reliance on corrective eyewear.

Learn More About Intraocular Lens Implants

How Is Laser Cataract Surgery Different?

Laser techniques offer a revolutionary advance in how cataract surgery is performed. Our practice is one of the first in Florida to provide patients with an option that utilizes laser energy instead of a surgical blade to make the incisions necessary for cataract removal.

Learn More About Laser Cataract Surgery

Is Cataract Surgery Right for Me?

A comprehensive eye exam can help determine whether you are in need of cataract surgery. Find out if this procedure is right for your needs by clicking the link below.

Learn More About Whether Cataract Surgery is Right for You

Cataract Surgery FAQs

Take a look at our Cataract Surgery FAQs page to find answers to some of the more frequently asked questions about this procedure. We can help you know what to expect from the treatment and recovery processes.  

Find Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Cataract Surgery

Financing

Gulfcoast Eyecare is happy to speak with you about insurance and financing questions regarding cataract surgery. We accept a variety of payment methods and we work CareCredit®, a healthcare financing company offering low- and no-interest payment plans for qualified applicants.

Learn More About Cataract Surgery Financing

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: