the eye institute of west florida

Stephen M. Weinstock, MD – Cataract Specialist

Ophthalmologist Tampa, Stephen Weinstock, MD

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Stephen M. Weinstock, MD, FACS, is a refractive cataract and LASIK specialist. He founded The Eye Institute of West Florida in 1974, pioneering sub-specialty eye care in Pinellas County. Today, as President and Medical Director, Dr. Weinstock is recognized as a world renowned refractive cataract and LASIK surgeon. He teaches the latest techniques, such as “no-stitch, no-patch” cataract extraction and implantation of premium intraocular lenses (IOLs), here and abroad.

Dr. Weinstock is also very proud of being the first ophthalmologist to introduce the excimer and YAG lasers to Pinellas County. In 1999, Dr. Weinstock was honored with the “VISX Star Surgeon” award and placed in the top 5% of refractive surgeons nationwide. He is one of the only surgeons in the country who has been certified by the American Board of Eye Surgery in both cataract and LASIK surgery. Dr. Weinstock is also an associate clinical professor of ophthalmology at the University of South Florida.

Joined the Practice: 1974

Place of Birth: New York, NY

Undergraduate: Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Medical School: The Chicago Medical School, IL

Internship: University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, FL

Residency: University of Kentucky, Department of Ophthalmology, Albert B. Chandler Medical Center, Lexington

Fellowship: Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, FL

Board Certifications: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology, American College of Eye Surgeons, American Board of Eye Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

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

Specialty: Refractive Cataract Surgery

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