Tampa Bay Ophthalmologist Undergoes Advanced Dry Eye Treatment, Shares Story
Dr. Michael Manning offers a personal testimonial of his experience undergoing LipiFlow dry eye treatment, describing the process and his favorable outcome. His results influenced the practice becoming the first to offer the procedure in Florida.
Tampa Bay, FL – Michael Manning, MD, FACS, an ophthalmologist in Tampa Bay, strives to offer the most effective, advanced eye care treatments at Gulfcoast Eye Care. With patient safety and comfort top priorities, the eye doctor says he only offers solutions that he believes can provide the most beneficial outcome. Suffering from a common condition known dry eye syndrome, Dr. Manning made the decision to undergo a breakthrough procedure that could potentially relieve his symptoms: LipiFlow®.
Dr. Manning reflects on the dry eye treatment process and his results in a recent blog post, “Dr. Manning Recounts His Own LipiFlow® Experience.” He says that he first noticed his dry eye symptoms while in medical school, spending countless hours reading and on the computer. Having done thorough research about LipiFlow®, including visiting the inventor and company headquarters to learn more, the ophthalmologist decided to undergo the treatment for a chance at dry eye relief.
The LipiFlow® procedure utilizes heat and soft pulsations to break up material that has gradually blocked oil glands in the eyelids for years. The entire procedure usually takes 12 minutes to complete. During the LipiFlow® process, Dr. Manning explains that he felt surprisingly comfortable, experiencing a “soothing warmth on [his] eyelids along with an interesting sensation of the pulsations.” The doctor reports having a refreshed feeling following the procedure and experienced no downtime, returning to work immediately. While there is no guarantee as to the efficacy of the treatment, like any procedure, Dr. Manning is extremely satisfied with his results, noting dramatic improvement in his symptoms.
Having personally undergone the procedure, Dr. Manning recommends it to anyone suffering from dry eye disease. He explains that it can be highly beneficial in restoring proper function to the eyes’ oil-producing glands. In fact, he believes LipiFlow® to be an important procedure to do approximately every two years to maintain the favorable results. Dr. Manning says he is proud to make Gulfcoast Eye Care the first ophthalmology practice in Florida to offer the LipiFlow® procedure and looks forward to providing relief to others suffering from dry eyes.
About Michael H. Manning, MD, FACS
Dr. Manning earned his Medical Doctorate degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Manning maintains memberships in several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery. He is available for interview upon request.
The practice can be reached online at gulfcoasteyecare.com and facebook.com/gulfcoasteyecare
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Palm Harbor Office
2650 Tampa Rd.
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
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6036 Park Blvd.
Pinellas Park, FL 33781