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Dr. Lawrence A. Seigel
CATARACT & IMPLANT SPECIALIST
Board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Lawrence A. Seigel is a cataract specialist with
over 25 years experience. As a cataract surgeon his areas of expertise include cataract extraction with intraocular lens implantation, which can reduce pre-existing astigmatism during cataract surgery.
Dr. Seigel removes the cloudy lens, from the eye and replaces it with a clear plastic lens. These lenses focus light just like a natural lens. As a result, thick glasses are no longer needed after surgery. It is the most common operation performed in North America today.
Intraocular Lens Implant
Intraocular lenses, commonly called IOLs, may be one of the most important ophthalmic developments of our time. The tiny prescription lenses prescribed by Dr Seigel are placed inside the eye during surgery. Now with Dr. Seigels experience, patients receiving IOLs often enjoy the best vision of their lives.
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procedure is performed, it's risks and benefits here.
Dr. Seigel’s Advanced Surgical Techniques
Dr. Lawrence A. Seigel, founding surgeon of the Suncoast Eye Center uses the most advanced surgical techniques in cataract surgery today including: small incision, no-stitch surgery, clear corneal surgery with topical anesthesia.
No Stitch Same Day Surgery
Dr. Seigel makes a tiny incision that seals by itself. Applying a topical anesthesia allows for a rapid recovery producing clear vision that returns almost immediately with little, if any, discomfort.
Clear Corneal Surgery
Dr Seigel performs this technique to restore vision loss due to cataract development. The cataract is removed with the assistance of ultrasound technology known as phacoemulsification. Following clear cornea,
small incision cataract
surgery, you may resume many of life’s daily living activities immediately.
The Founding Surgeon
Practicing in Pasco County Dr. Seigel is active in the local
community. In 1978 Dr. Seigel established the Suncoast Eye Center Foundation. A non-profit organization helping the needy in our area with their eye care needs.
Dr. Seigel received his medical degree from New York Medical College, New York City. He completed his internship training at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, N.Y.U., Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Seigel served two years of his Ophthalmology residency at North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York and completed his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, California.
Prior to coming to Florida, Dr. Seigel practiced Ophthalmology at Frankfurt
Army Medical Center, West Germany, where he was a Major in the U.S. Army and the Assistant to the European Consultant in Ophthalmology. Dr. Seigel is Board Certified by the
American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the
American Academy of
Residency in Ophthalmology:
North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset 1976 - 1978
New York Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco, California 1978 - 1979
Saving Sight Together
Dr. Lawrence A. Seigel and Dr. Alan M. Freedman together are continuously reaching out to the community to help others. In 1985, they established the SUNCOAST EYE CENTER FOUNDATION, with the goals of this non-profit foundation being to provide
and educate the communities served by the Suncoast Eye Center about healthy eye care.
Follow the link below to learn more about the foundation, its activities, or how you can help our continued growth.
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Eye Surgery Institute
The Suncoast Eye Surgery Institute first opened January 1989. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with two operating rooms, two laser suites and comfortable pre and post-operative areas. Your surgical experience and comfort should be as pleasant as possible.
Providing that personal attention and care is our main goal.
The Surgery Institute is Medicare-certified and fully licensed by the State of Florida.
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Free Speakers Bureau
Need a speaker for your group? The Suncoast Eye Center provides an informative seminar on the aging eye. Covering topics including cataracts, glaucoma, droopy eyelid problems, macular degeneration and several others. The seminar can be tailored to work with your existing program..
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highest level of ophthalmological care, in a professional, caring, pleasant
atmosphere, and is committed to providing their team members a secure, caring,
and safe work environment."
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