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Dr. Stephen Ambrose Updegraff, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1601 38th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Updegraff, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Edward White Hospital. Dr. Updegraff takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Anderson Sibley, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1515 9th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mark Sibley's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sibley include diabetes, glaucoma, and LASIK. Dr. Sibley takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sibley graduated from Meharry Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Diabetes, LASIK, Cornea Problems, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Retina Surgery

Dr. Stephen Mark Weinstock, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6133 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Weinstock practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Weinstock's practice, he is particularly interested in eye muscle surgery, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Weinstock performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Eye Muscle Surgery, YAG Laser Surgery, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Sara Landy, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1601 38th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Landy's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Landy's education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy

Dr. Michael Henry Manning Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6036 Park Boulevard
Pinellas Park-st Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Manning is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Palm Harbor, FL and Pinellas Park-Saint Petersburg, FL. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Manning completed his residency training at Palmetto Health Richland. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Manning is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Dr. Robert Jay Weinstock, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6133 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Weinstock's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Weinstock's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Weinstock is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
6950 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. David Hall specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Hall accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Hall attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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What is Refractive Surgery?

Refractive errors are problems in the shape of the eye that prevent light from being focused as it should. Small changes to the shape of the cornea (the clear, dome-shaped layer covering the front of the eye) and length of the eyeball can make vision blurry. Refractive surgery is any surgery on the eye that corrects a refractive error, improving vision and reducing the need for glasses and contacts. The most well-known refractive surgery is LASIK surgery, but there are several kinds.

LASIK surgery uses lasers to reshape the cornea. It can be used to treat most cases of near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. An ophthalmologist cuts away a flap of tissue covering the cornea, then guides a laser to lower or raise the curve of the cornea or to smooth out the surface of one with irregularities. It only takes 10 - 15 minutes per eye, and it is permanent.

LASEK is a very similar procedure that involves a thinner ‘flap’ under which the ophthalmologist operates. It may take slightly longer to heal, but it is a better choice for people with thin corneas.

There are several other kinds of surgery that reshape the cornea, including photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), conductive keratoplasty (CK), and laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK). While these procedures are not always as effective at vision correction as LASIK, they are also not as invasive. Unlike LASIK, they do not involve cutting open the flap of corneal tissue at the beginning of the procedure. PRK trims only the top layer of the cornea, while CK and LTK use heat to create precise scarring that will reshape it. There also may be less risk of side effects.

For severe cases of myopia, or nearsightedness, a procedure called phakic intraocular lenses may be used. These are like an implantable contact lens that is permanently inserted into the eye, in front of the natural lens.

Although an optician can refer patients to a surgeon, refractive surgery can only be performed by an ophthalmologist. A complete eye exam and consultation should always be performed. While recovery may take a few days of discomfort and blurry vision, it can lead to a lifetime free of glasses and contacts.
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