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New Breakthrough Wet Macular Degeneration Treatment Beovu® Available

New, FDA-approved breakthrough wet macular degeneration treatment Beovu® is now available at The Eye Institute of West Florida. World-renowned Retina Specialist Dr. Leonard Kirsch is one of the first physicians in Florida to offer Beovu® to his patients. Much like Eyelea® and Avastin®, Beovu® is an injectible drug designed to treat patients with wet age-related… Read More


Dr. Robert Weinstock trials Beyeonics™ Surgery Headset

Robert Weinstock Trials Beyeonics Visualization System

Our very own Dr. Robert Weinstock is the first ophthalmologist in the US to try out a breakthrough new virtual reality headset to help improve cataract surgery. Using the same technology that fighter pilots use in the cockpit, the Beyeonics™ virtual reality headset system enables the surgeon to virtually step into a detailed environment of… Read More


Holiday Hours

Please reference the following for office holiday closings in Largo, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Hyde Park (Tampa) and Westchase (Tampa) during the 2019-2020 season. Please note that all offices will be closing early December 24th, closed on December 25th and closed on January 1st, 2020. Happy Holidays from the physicians and staff at The Eye Institute… Read More


New, Innovative Intraocular Lens Offering – Light Adjustable Lens

The Eye Institute of West Florida is the first ophthalmology practice in the southeastern United States to use this innovative technology. The Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) is the first of its kind. The lens gives our surgeons the ability to make adjustments to the lens after implementation in a series of brief, painless in-office procedures…. Read More


Announcing our New Glaucoma Specialist

Siddarth Rathi, M.D., M.B.A, is a nationally recognized glaucoma specialist and physician innovator. He is the former Director of Teleophthalmology and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at NYU Langone School of Medicine. Dr. Rathi completed his graduate medical studies at Boston University and M.B.A. at Harvard Business School. His residency was completed at the NYU Medical… Read More


Glaucoma – The Silent Thief of Vision

Our vision allows us to see and enjoy the world. It’s a privilege we often take for granted, forgetting what an integral role it plays in our ever day life until something forces us to acknowledge it. Many ocular diseases introduce themselves with some type of symptom that encourages patients to see an eye doctor;… Read More


Feel Refreshed, Look Refreshed

Eyelid surgery is an intricate procedure that requires the expertise and experience of a properly trained surgeon. To achieve the best results, doing your research for an appropriately trained surgeon to perform your procedure is essential. For surgical and non-surgical conditions involving the eyelids and the face, an oculoplastic surgeon is an optimal choice. Jasmine… Read More


Don’t Cry over Dry Eyes

Tens of millions of Americans suffer from dry, itchy eyes. They avoid bright lights due to sensitivity and are all too familiar with a burning sensation in their eyes. Unless they regularly administer a topical lubricant into their eyes for temporary relief, they generally feel uncomfortable. This discomfort is more than just that. Dry eye… Read More


A Whole New Lens: Everything You Need to Know about Cataracts

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens, located behind the iris (the colored part of the eye). A healthy lens bends light rays in a way that allows us to form a clear image and focus on objects at various distances. Cataracts compromise this clear vision. At some point in our lives,… Read More


The Eye Institute of West Florida Is Changing the Way We View Healthcare

The Eye Institute of West Florida is reshaping more than just corneas. The multi-specialty ophthalmology practice that patients have been trusting with their eye care for over 40 years, is world-renowned thanks to their commitment to seeking the most advanced treatment options in hopes of providing better visual outcomes and a better overall experience for… Read More