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Robert J. Weinstock, MD – Cataract Specialist


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Robert J. Weinstock, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist and fellowship trained cataract and refractive surgeon. After completing his residency in 2001, he continued his training with a refractive and cataract fellowship under his father Stephen M. Weinstock, M.D. at The Eye Institute of West Florida. Dr. Weinstock currently serves as the Director of Cataract and Refractive Surgery at The Eye Institute of West Florida and the Weinstock Laser Eye Center. He is also the Medical Director of the Largo Ambulatory Surgery Center and is an associate clinical professor at the University of South Florida’s Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Weinstock is also the Fellowship Director of the Refractive Surgery Fellowship Program at The Eye Institute of West Florida.

Dr. Weinstock is a world leader and innovator in cataract surgery. He has performed over 30,000 cataract and refractive procedures and has pioneered revolutionary technologies such as microincisional cataract instrumentation, accommodative implants, intraoperative aberrometry, femtosecond laser cataract surgery and 3D surgical visualization/guidance. He supervises the Research Department at The Eye Institute, which is continually involved in FDA phase III and IV clinical studies. Dr. Weinstock has received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement Award, and he serves on the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Cataract Clinical Committee. He has authored over 10 book chapters, has written over 200 published articles and has given more than 300 lectures internationally.

Other leadership roles include the Chief Medical Editor for the journal Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today and a member of the editorial board for the journal Ophthalmology Management. He is a former board member of Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society and the CEDARS/ASPENS organization. Dr. Weinstock is a key opinion leader and serves on the medical advisory board of many large and small ophthalmic companies. He lives in Tampa Bay with his wife and 3 sons. He enjoys fishing, freediving, spearfishing, snowboarding and watching his children play competitive basketball.

Joined the Practice: 2001

Place of Birth: Miami, FL

Undergraduate: Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Medical School: The Chicago Medical School, IL

Internship: St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, MO

Residency: St. Louis University School of Medicine, MO

Fellowship: The Eye Institute of West Florida

Board Certifications: American Board of Ophthalmology, Cataract Certification (Sub-Specialty) Cataract/Implant Surgery, American Board of Eye Surgery, LASIK Certification (Sub-Specialty), Refractive Surgery

Academic Appointment: Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of South Florida, Tampa

Specialty: Refractive Cataract & LASIK Surgery


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