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Dr. Michael Henry Manning Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1515 9th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Manning is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Palm Harbor, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Pinellas Park, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Manning is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Manning graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Palmetto Health Richland. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northside Hospital, Carillon Surgery Center, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

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

Dr. Jennifer Landy specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Brandon, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Landy's clinical interests include latisse, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). She attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Latisse, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy

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

Dr. Robert Weinstock is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Largo, FL, Clearwater, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Weinstock is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Weinstock is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

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

Dr. Stephen Updegraff is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Updegraff graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. His clinical interests include macular degeneration, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Edward White Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Largo, FL. These areas are among Dr. Sibley's clinical interests: diabetes, glaucoma, and LASIK. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Sibley trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Sibley is professionally affiliated with Bardmoor Surgery Center.

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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. His areas of expertise consist of eye muscle surgery, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). On average, patients gave Dr. Weinstock a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinstock attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
6950 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. David Hall is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hall completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. In his practice, Dr. Hall focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Patient ratings for Dr. Hall average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hall accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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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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