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

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.  […]

fda corneal cross linking approval

FDA approval for CXL

FDA approval for CXL The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tasked to assure the safety and effectiveness of medical devices sold in the United States. The roots of the current FDA were planted in 1906 when President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Pure Food and Drugs Act. Initially the act had a very narrow focus limited […]