Eye care information blog by Tampa Bay area ophthalmologist, eye surgeon, Craig Berger, MD. Read medically accurate and authoritative eye content from an MD.

Keratoconus treatments in Tampa, Florida

A sudden turn in a long journey with keratoconus

Eyelid conditions range from mild and irritating, to eye threatening. Here, we discuss some of the most common eyelid pathologies, their causes, symptoms, and treatment options.

Eyelid doctor in Tampa, Florida and bay area

Eyelid conditions and diseases: Everything you need to know

Eyelid conditions range from mild and irritating, to eye threatening. Here, we discuss some of the most common eyelid pathologies, their causes, symptoms, and treatment options.

Scleral contact lenses

Scleral contact lenses for dry eye syndrome: A solution for those struggling with chronic eye irritation

Dry eye syndrome is a condition that occurs when the eyes do not produce enough tears or the tears evaporate too quickly. This common condition, affects an estimated 10-30% of the population, with higher prevalence in older individuals and females.

Keratoconus Tampa Florida

Corneal Transplant Surgery, Laura’s Story

Laura had always been self-conscious about her eyes. In her teens, she was diagnosed with an eye condition that left her struggling with poor, blurry and distorted vision. She had always worn glasses to help her see, but they never seemed to help much. She tried contact lenses but she was unable to see well no matter what type she tried.

Subconjunctival hemorrhage, an explanation of eye bleeding

Subconjunctival hemorrhage, an explanation of eye bleeding

A subconjunctival hemorrhage is bleeding under the conjunctiva, the thin membrane that covers the white parts of the eye. It happens when a blood vessel ruptures and bleeds into the subconjunctival space, which is between the conjunctiva (the mostly-transparent tissue wrapping the eye) and the sclera (the “whites” of the eye).

Free eye care clinics in Florida

Bay Area Eye Institute’s Benevolent Technician Staff

Lisa and her colleagues at POF have partnered again with RAM as a “community host group” to arrange and host a “pop-up” free clinic on October 8 & 9, 2022, to serve the disadvantaged people of Madison County.

Living with glaucoma in Tampa Bay, Florida

Living with Glaucoma – one patient’s story

John has glaucoma. Here is his story about how he found the eye disease and received treatment from Tampa, Florida’s Bay Area Eye Institute.

Facts about dry eye syndrome and dry eye disease

Dry eye syndrome facts: Everything you need to know

Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a condition that occurs when the eyes do not produce enough tears, the tears are not of the correct consistency, or when they evaporate too quickly. In this article, we’ll take an in-depth look at this afflictive eye condition and provide a plan for relief for those suffering from dry eye syndrome.

Fuchs' corneal dystrophy

Fuchs’ Dystrophy: One patient’s experience and the importance of choosing the right surgeon

Fuchs’ dystrophy is an eye disease that affects the cornea, the clear dome “window” at the front of the eye. The cornea helps to focus light and protect the eye. Fuchs’ dystrophy causes the cornea to become thick and can lead to major vision problems. Here’s one patient’s story and how she found relief with Dr. Berger and Bay Are Eye Institute.

Light adjustable IOL implant, Tampa

Light adjustable Lens™ from RxSight®. The perfect IOL?

Dr. Berger’s staff sat down with Barb and discussed the available options for IOLs. She learned that traditional “standard” IOLs are set to generally focus at one distance — typically either “intermediate” or “far” — but not both near AND far. These lenses are monofocal (also called single-focus) IOLs. Standard IOLs are included in the cost of cataract surgery with most medical insurance plans, including Barb’s.

Premium IOL cataract surgery in Tampa Bay, Florida

Are Premium IOLs worth the cost when getting cataract surgery?

Dr. Berger’s staff sat down with Barb and discussed the available options for IOLs. She learned that traditional “standard” IOLs are set to generally focus at one distance — typically either “intermediate” or “far” — but not both near AND far. These lenses are monofocal (also called single-focus) IOLs. Standard IOLs are included in the cost of cataract surgery with most medical insurance plans, including Barb’s.

Avagen genetic eye test

Avagen Letter To Patients

August 11, 2021 As a fellowship-trained cornea specialist, my focus over the last 21 years has been on keratoconus.  I have always believed in providing state-of-the-art care for all cornea patients.  I was the first ophthalmologist in Tampa to offer corneal cross-linking for keratoconus when it was first FDA approved in the spring of 2016.  […]