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Elderly man being checked for Glaucoma

The only way to tell if you have glaucoma is to have a complete eye exam at least every one to two years. Our glaucoma treatment options available to the residents in the Tampa area are what you need to combat your eye condition. Glaucoma is a lifelong condition. With early detection and treatment including eye drops, the risk of vision loss can be greatly reduced. Patients and their eye doctors need to work together to agree on a treatment plan that offers the patient the best chance of preserving vision. Common treatments include oral or topical medication, as well as laser and conventional surgery. Talk to your eye doctor about treatment options because some may be better for your condition than others. Do not stop taking medication without talking to your eye doctor first. You and your doctor are a team whose goal is to preserve your vision and help you maintain your quality of life. Schedule an appointment with our Tampa glaucoma specialists and make sure you are getting the care you need!

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Call (727) 581-8706 to schedule your appointment

Meet Your Glaucoma Care Specialists

Amy Martino, MD Glaucoma SpecialistAmy Z. Martino, MD completed her glaucoma fellowship at the world-renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Health System and School of Medicine, the #1 eye hospital and vision research center in the country. She was the first doctor in Hillsborough County to implant the Hydrus microstent for glaucoma and one of the first surgeons in Florida selected to implant the glaucoma iStent® device, the world’s smallest medical implant. Her surgical talents include glaucoma lasers and specialized glaucoma surgeries (such as trabeculectomies and glaucoma drainage devices). Dr. Martino is also a staff physician at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, where she takes pride in serving those who have served our country. As a graduate of the University of South Florida, she enjoys giving lectures to the current ophthalmology residents. She volunteers her time through the Eye Care America program and Catholic Charities Medical Missions to help underprivileged patients receive eye care.

R. Taylor Davis, MD - Glaucoma SpecialistR. Taylor Davis, MD a Florida native with generational ties to Tampa Bay, started his medical education at The University of Florida. He graduated Cum Laude with a dual degree in Microbiology and Cell Science. During college, he was involved in 3 years of clinical research at the renowned Diabetes Center of Excellence. He received a master’s degree in Pharmacology at Tulane School of Medicine and was a primary investigator in cancer research under Dr. Debaisis Mondal. He attended medical school at Florida Atlantic University. After medical school, he completed his residency program at the LSU Department of Ophthalmology in New Orleans. During his residency, Dr. Davis remained active in research and presented his findings at many ophthalmology conferences across the United States. Through his research and residency training, he discovered his passion for treating patients with Glaucoma. Dr. Davis then completed two additional years of specialized fellowship-training at the prestigious UT Southwestern Hospital in Dallas, TX, where he diagnosed and treated a high volume of patients with complex Glaucoma problems. Dr. Davis is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Glaucoma Society. In his free time he enjoys traveling, boating, working out, diving, skiing, and spending time with friends and family.

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