Spring 2022

Cataract Exam Reveals Evidence Of Stroke

Ophthalmologist makes a life-saving diagnosis during routine eye evaluation. Before Thomas Insley retired in 2016, he sold mattresses for a Tampa retailer for nearly 17 years. The Washington, DC, native viewed the job as a calling to “help people sleep better.” But selling mattresses was a far cry from his early vocation as a gemologist. Thomas Insley “My father was a watchmaker and we decided that once I graduated from school we would open a small jewelry business in Crystal Ci...

Growing South Hillsborough Gets A New ER

Manatee Memorial Hospital opening full-service ER at Sun City Center Since 2010, the population in Hillsborough County has increased more than 24 percent to 1.5 million. Much of that growth has taken place in the southern portion of the county, where civic leaders expect the population to jump another 150,000 before 2040. The ER at Sun City Center will include 12 treatment areas and a physician on duty 24/7. To help meet that area’s expanding need for medical services, Manat...

Looking Out For Young Eyes

Pediatric ophthalmologist boosts institute’s focus on children’s vision care. The world is an enchanting place when viewed through the eyes of a child. Children delight in nature and embrace family. They learn about these entities primarily through what they see. When children suffer a vision disorder, they require the services of a fellowship-trained pediatric ophthalmologist such as Michael A. Lopez, MD, who recently joined the team at Florida Eye Specialists & Cataract In...