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Founded by Stuart J. Kaufman, M.D. in 1981, the Kaufman Eye Institute is one of the Tampa Area's leading ophthalmologist centers. Dr. Kaufman's research in the field of eye related disorders, such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration, has brought critical acclaim from the medical community, and his studies have been published in both America and Europe, in 1981. Dr. Kaufman is a magna cum laude graduate of Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. Dr. Kaufman graduated from New York Medical College in Manhattan. He interned at Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center (the largest medical center in the United States).
He completed his ophthalmology residency at the world famous University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago. Dr. Kaufman is Board Certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He was on the medical teaching staffs at the above universities and was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida from 1982 to 2008. Dr. Kaufman is a former Chief of Surgery at Florida Hospital Zephyrhill. Insta-Sight™ Cataract Surgery is an advanced No-Stitch, No Needle, No Patch cataract procedure that virtually gives the patient "instant" visual recovery. Dr. Kaufman helped develop Insta-Sight™ Cataract Surgery and holds the trademark. Dr. Kaufman has been performing Insta-Sight cataract surgery since 1992 and cataract surgery since 1978. He specializes in having patient's become less dependent on glasses by using special surgical techniques such as custom focus or lifestyle lens implants such as Crystalens®, ReSTOR® and Tecnis™ Multifocal. He performed the first multifocal lens implant surgery, the first no-stitch and first Crystalens® surgeries in Hillsborough and Pasco counties.
Dr. Steven Gross, M.D., is board certified ophthalmologist and neurologist who specializes in reconstructive and aesthetic oculoplastic surgery and neuro-ophthalmogy.
Originally from Queens, New York, Dr. Gross graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He trained in pediatric medicine at the University of Illinois Research Hospital in Chicago and St. Louis Children’s Hospital of the Washington University School of Medicine. His ophthalmology training was done at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and the Columbia University Harkness Eye Institute. He also trained in adult and pediatric neurology at the Neurological Institute of Columbia University in New York City. He has subspecialty fellowship training in neuro-ophthalmology ( Columbia University), reconstructive and aesthetic oculoplastic surgery ( Southeastern Oculoplastics Center and Paces Plastic Surgery, Atlanta) and pediatric ophthalmology and strabismology (Baylor College of Medicine and Cullen Eye Institute, Houston).
Dr. Gross bases his practice on the crucial elements of experience, precision, service and trust. Dr. Gross is committed to the pursuit of excellence in every aspect of his practice. This is shown by his commitment to learning cutting edge treatments, and his academic dedication to his field of neuro-ophthalmology.
Dr. Gross creates a customized plan for each patient and strives to educate each patient about his/her situation and treatment options.
Ranked one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists and listed as one of the Best Doctors in America, Dr. Gross is one of the few physicians in the United States who is board certified and fellowship trained in neurology, ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology, strabismology and oculoplastics.
Professional History for Dr. Steven Gross:
Dr. Roger Gstalder specializes in Eyelid Surgery, Lasik , PRK, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
He has been practicing ophthalmology in the Tampa Bay area since 1972. He was raised in Michigan and New York. Dr. Gstalder graduated summa cum laude from Xavier University in Cincinnati and attended medical school at the prestigious John Hopkins in Baltimore, graduating in 1966. He completed his internship at the University of Kentucky and his residency and masters in Ophthalmology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Gstalder also served as a Naval Medical Officer from 1967-1969.
He began his private practice in Tampa in 1972 and was a founding faculty member of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida in 1973. He was an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida from 1980-1988 where he served as Vice Chairman of the Department, Director of Residency training, and continuing medical education. He served as The Chief of Ophthalmology at the Haley VA Hospital inTampa, which had the largest eye services department of all V.A. hospitals in the U.S. He has published multiple papers and is currently a Full Professor of Ophthalmology. He is a Regional Medical Advisor to the State of Florida Division of Blind Services. He is a member of American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Selina J. Lin is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a fellowship trained specialist in the diseases and surgery of the vitreous, retina and macula. She evaluates and treats diseases such as Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Holes, Macular Pucker and Retinal Detachment. Treatment methods for Macular Degeneration include Lucentis™, Avastin™ , and photodynamic (PDT) laser with Visudyne™.
Dr. Lin was raised in Jacksonville, Florida and received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She returned to Florida to attend medical school at the University of Miami School of Medicine and interned at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. Her residency in Ophthalmology was accomplished at Saint Vincent’s Medical Center in New York City where she served one year as Chief Resident. Dr. Lin returned to her hometown to complete a two year medical and surgical vitreo-retinal fellowship at the University of Florida/Shands Jacksonville.
Dr. Lin joined Kaufman Eye Institute after gaining two years of experience while working at Metrohealth Hospital as the Assistant Director of Vitreoretinal and Eye Trauma and as a Senior Clinical Instructor of Case Western Reserve University, teaching the ophthalmology residents from both Case Western University Center and the Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Timothy Parker is a Florida Board Certified Optometrist and a native of the West Central Florida area. He was grew up in Dade City and graduated with honors from Pasco High School in 1990. Dr. Parker received his baccalaureate of science degree from the University of South Florida where he studied biology with an emphasis on biotechnology. After graduation, he spent several years working with both the University of South Florida and the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in a collaborative effort studying Alzheimer’s disease and its potential genetic influences. In 1999, Dr. Parker decided to pursue a career in clinical eye care and he moved to Memphis, Tennessee to study at the Southern College of Optometry, where he was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. He received his Doctorate in 2003, graduating with honors. Dr. Parker practiced in both group and solo optometric practices in the Central Kentucky area before turning home to Florida in 2007. He joined the Kaufman Eye Institute in September of 2010, and now resides in Zephyrhills with his wife and two daughters.
Dr. Parker’s expertise is comprehensive primary eye care which includes routine vision examinations for adults and children, dry eye management, diabetic ocular disease management, and evaluation of macular degeneration. He performs both pre and post operative care of cataract and refractive surgery patients. Dr. Parker has extensive training in utilization of contact lenses for management of refractive conditions and ocular diseases. Dr. Parker also has a special interest in low vision evaluation and training patients in the use of vision enhancing devices.