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How a Routine Eye Exam Can Save Your Life

If you think an eye exam is just about seeing if you need glasses, think again! Many systemic diseases show up in the eyes long before symptoms manifest in other parts of the body. Getting a regular eye exam can literally save your life if you are found to have one of these illnesses.

Just a few of the potentially fatal diseases an eye exam can detect early include:

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What Is the Best Time of Year for Surgery?

Do you live in Tampa Bay and need reconstructive or cosmetic surgery in or around the eye? Well, now is the perfect time to get it scheduled!  Fall and winter are the best times of the year to have necessary and elective eye surgery. Why? There are a few reasons: Recovery during the cooler months… Continue Reading

The Most Common Causes of Drooping Eyelids

Are you dealing with saggy, drooping, unattractive eyelids? Do your eyelids hang down so low that your vision is affected? Identifying the cause of your drooping eyelids, also known as ptosis, is the first step in correcting the problem. Once the cause is pinned down, your ophthalmic surgeon can develop a treatment plan to fix… Continue Reading

Understanding Bell’s Palsy and What Causes It

What is Bell’s Palsy? Bell’s Palsy is an unexplained paralysis or weakness of the face, often accompanied by pain and discomfort, along with other symptoms. Bell’s Palsy usually only affects one side of the face. About 40,000 people in the United States experience Bell’s Palsy each year. Bell’s Palsy usually resolves on its own after… Continue Reading

Could My Eye Twitching Be Blepharospasm?

Have you ever experienced involuntary movements, or twitching, in the muscles of your eyelids? This can be fairly annoying, but for most people, twitching goes away after just a few minutes, or at most, hours. But, what if your eyelids twitch for several days or even months at a time? If your eyelids twitch for… Continue Reading

What is Entropion and Ectropion Repair Surgery

Entropion and ectropion are serious conditions of the eye that significantly diminish a person’s quality of life. Along with upsetting changes to the appearance of the face, entropion and ectropion can cause debilitating physical symptoms. Below, we briefly describe what these two conditions are, followed by a summary of surgical repair options. Continue Reading

What To Expect With Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is repositioning fat and muscle around the eye to improve vision, sagging skin, and wrinkles. Eyelid surgery is most often done by an ophthalmic or cosmetic surgeon in consult with an anesthesiologist and a surgical nurse. Other assistants and technicians may also be present during the surgery. The surgery… Continue Reading

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Phone: (813) 971-3846
(727) 342-3004 (also after hours)

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm

5379 Primrose Lake Cir
Tampa, FL 33647
(Inside the office of The Bowman Institute for Dermatologic Surgery)
Phone: (813) 971-3846

6950 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
(Inside the office of The Pasadena Eye Center)
(727) 342-3004 (also after hours)

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