Robert J, Weinstock, MD - The Eye Institute of South FloridaFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Jeffery
Telephone: (727) 488-7122

Femtosecond lasers System provides surgeons the ability to tailor patient’s cataract procedure.

Largo, Florida, (Jan 31, 2014)—Dr. Robert Weinstock of The Eye Institute of West Florida in Largo is offering laser cataract surgery, a new technology used to safely remove cataracts and restore vision.

“Now with 3 femtosecond lasers for cataract procedures #cataractsurgery in our operating rooms, patients can experience the best possible outcomes using the latest technologies available for advanced cataract procedures,” comments Dr. Weinstock.

With the addition of the LENSAR Laser System, our eye surgeons can remove cataracts in a more advanced way, using a laser. Using the LENSAR Laser System ensures that advanced, customized cataract procedures can be performed with laser precision.1

About Cataracts:
The lens in your eye, which helps you focus, is made of water and protein. As we age, the protein can clump together, making the lens cloudy. This cloudy area is called a cataract.

A cataract needs to be removed when it affects your vision and everyday activities, like driving, reading, or watching television. Nearly 4 million cataract surgeries are performed in the United States each year, remaining one of the most common and safest procedures in the country.

How the LENSAR Laser Works:
Eye surgeons are now offering the LENSAR Laser System as part of their advanced cataract procedure with the goal of reducing the dependency on glasses or contact lenses, and use the same proven laser technology that’s been used in LASIK procedures for over a decade.

LENSAR’s 3-D modeling, Augmented Reality, takes a more intelligent approach to cataract surgery. With Augmented Reality, surgeons can make more accurate laser incisions that prior to the LENSAR laser were done manually, and without the 3-D view of the eye. It is LENSAR’s precision, imaging, and laser incisions that help surgeons provide patients with better visual outcomes.

LENSAR, Inc., is a leader in the development and commercialization of the next-generation laser and advanced 3D reconstruction technology for refractive cataract surgery. Dr. Stephen Weinstock #drstephenweinstock founded The Eye Institute of West Florida in 1974. For more than forty years, the practice has provided excellence in ophthalmology with a warm, patient-centered philosophy of care. Its team of Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Ophthalmologists include experts in the fields of Cataract, LASIK, Retina-Vitreous, Glaucoma, Pediatrics, and Plastic Surgery. The Eye Institute of West Florida has three locations including the company headquarters and Ambulatory Surgery Center in Largo, FL and secondary patient facilities in N. Clearwater and St. Petersburg, FL.

If you would like to learn more about adding the LENSAR Laser System to your advanced cataract procedure, call schedule your personal cataract consultation with Dr. Robert Weinstock of The Eye Institute of West Florida by call (727) 581-8706. For more information about Lensar, Dr. Robert Weinstock or The Eye Institute of West Florida, phone David Jeffery at (727) 488-7122.

Doctor Details – Robert Weinstock M.D.

Joined the Practice: 2001
Place of Birth: Miami, FL
Undergraduate: Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Medical School: The Chicago Medical School, IL
Internship: St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
Residency: St. Louis University School of Medicine, MO
Fellowship: The Eye Institute of West Florida

Board Certifications: American Board of Ophthalmology, Cataract Certification (Sub-Specialty) Cataract/Implant Surgery, American Board of Eye Surgery, LASIK Certification (Sub-Specialty) Refractive Surgery
Academic Appointment: Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of South Florida, Tampa

Specialty: Refractive Cataract & LASIK Surgery

Robert J. Weinstock, M.D. #drrobertweinstock is a board-certified ophthalmologist and is fellowship-trained in cataract #cataracts and refractive surgery. He became interested in ophthalmology at an early age – as he watched and assisted his father. Dr. Weinstock has joined the practice in 2001 after completing his residency at the St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is the Director of Cataract and Refractive Services at the Eye Institute of West Florida #eyeinstitiuteofwestflorida and The Weinstock Laser Eye Center. He also is an associate clinical professor of ophthalmology at the University of South Florida, and serves as the Surgical Director of the Largo Ambulatory Surgery Center. He was named one of 250 in Premier Surgeon’s List of Leading Innovators of 2010 for his contributions to cataract surgery and premium IOLs. In addition to performing thousands of vision correcting cataract and LASIK procedures each year, Dr. Weinstock speaks and teaches nationally and internationally on customized cataract surgery and surgical innovations. He is continuously engaged in clinical research and studies to evaluate new technology, many of which are sanctioned by the FDA. He is recognized internationally as an expert on new implant technology and microincisional surgical techniques. He has authored many book chapters on cataract surgery and continues to write journal articles on cataract and refractive surgery.