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Retina Center


Retinal Diseases Largo, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Tampa

RetinaAt the Eye Institute of West Florida, we treat even the most complex retina-vitreous disorders in a safe, caring and personal environment. Our Tampa Bay retina specialists are world-renowned experts at diagnosing eye diseases and offering the latest treatment options. There are numerous diseases that can affect the retina and vitreous which require the care of a specialist.

At The Eye Institute of West Florida you will always receive the personal attention of an expert in the field. Dr. Kirsch and Dr. Hairston are Florida-licensed, board-certified ophthalmologists with advanced medical training, called a Fellowship, in the subspecialty of retina and vitreous care. Their credentialing and years of experience as specialists assure our patients the highest level of care and comfort while being treated in a very special environment.

Some conditions commonly treated by our retina specialists include: age-related macular degeneration, cystoid macular edema, flashes and floaters, diabetic retinopathy, macular holes, retinal tears, retinal detachment, retinitis pigmentosa or other inherited retinal diseases, strokes of the retinal vein, wrinkled retina and cancers of the eye. Our retina specialists may also treat a patient who has experienced severe eye trauma, severe inflammation of the eye or complications from other eye surgery.

Because our physicians are directly involved in many clinical studies sanctioned by the FDA, our patients receive the latest medications and newer technologies before they are made available to the general public. EYLEA™ was approved by the FDA for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration in November, 2011. Our Tampa Bay retina specialists were among the first physicians in the United States to receive this advanced medication for the treatment of macular degeneration.