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Lakewood Ranch Macular Degeneration

Lakewood Ranch Macular Degeneration

Has your Lakewood Ranch eye doctor referred you to a macular Degeneration specialist? If you’re searching the area for the best eye specialist around, contact Coastal Eye at 941-748-1818 and schedule an appointment.


If you’re dealing with Macular Degeneration, you want to find a qualified eye specialist who can provide you with the treatment options that are available to you. 


Age related macular Degeneration is a deterioration of the macula that results in impaired central vision. Age-related macular Degeneration is the number one cause of blindness for those over age 55. There are also factors which can increase the likelihood of developing Macular Degeneration that include: having a fair complexion, being of the female gender, smoking, and having heart disease. 


One large study has concluded that high levels of dietary supplements consisting of a combination of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Beta Carotene and Zinc at specific concentrations may lower the risk of developing macular Degeneration by 25% for those who are at high risk. The Lakewood Ranch Macular Degeneration Institute recommends the combination that replaces the Beta Carotene with Lutein.


Meet the lakewood Ranch Macular Degeneration team:


Allison Menezes, M.D.

- Retina Specialist and Laser Surgeon

- Board-Certified Ophthalmologist

- Fellowship-Trained Retina Specialist


Areas of Specialty

- Macular Degeneration

- Diabetic Retinopathy

- Laser Surgery of the Retina

- Retinal Diseases/Tears


Dr. Menezes received her medical degree at McGill University in Montreal.  She completed residency training at the University of Toronto in ophthalmology and internal medicine and is Board certified in both.  Following her residency, Dr. Menezes stayed on to complete subspecialty fellowship training in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery.


Anita Shane, M.D.

- Retina Specialist and Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon

- Board-Certified Ophthalmologist

- Fellowship-Trained Retina Specialist


Areas of Specialty

- Macular Degeneration

- Diabetic Retinopathy

- Laser Surgery

- Intraocular Injections

- Vitrectomy Surgery


Dr. Shane is a native of Florida who completed double degrees in bioengineering and economics at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She went on to receive her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After her internship in internal medicine at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Florida, she completed her residency in ophthalmology at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, which has been ranked #1 Eye Hospital by U.S. News and World Report for ten years standing.


If you have macular Degeneration, it’s important to visit with a specialist  often. Careful monitoring of your vision and regular eye exams are important for those with Age related macular Degeneration. Dietary modifications are also important to help reduce the risk of dry AMD worsening.


There are new drugs out on the market now known as anti-VEGF medications that have been shown to slow and even reverse the progression of the disease in some patients. Coastal Eye now offers Avastin, Lucentis and Eylea. 


If you’d like to learn more about the Lakewood Ranch macular Degeneration eye specialists, please contact Coastal Eye by calling 941-748-1818, or go to coastaleye.com.

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Why Choose CEI?

Coastal Eye Institute (formerly Manatee Sarasota Eye Clinic) is one of the area’s largest ophthalmology practices featuring a comprehensive team of fellowship-trained ophthalmologists in every subspecialty of eye care.From infancy to the golden years...we provide care for the total health of your eyes. Trust your eye care to our specialists!


Coastal Eye Institute has fellowship-trained ophthalmologists in every specialty of eye care:

  • ➢ Laser Cataract Surgery
  • ➢ Glaucoma
  • ➢ Macular Degeneration
  • ➢ Diabetic Retinopathy
  • ➢ Dry Eye Disease
  • ➢ LASIK Laser Vision Correction
  • ➢ Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • ➢ Pediatric Eye Care
  • ➢ Routine Eye Care
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