“Trust Your Eye Care to a Specialist”

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Murray Friedberg, M.D.

Cornea Specialist and Cataract Surgeon
Board-Certified Ophthalmologist
Fellowship-Trained Refractive and Cornea Specialist, and Cataract Surgeon

Areas of Specialty

  • Micro-Incision Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Advanced Lens Implants/Crystalens®, ReSTOR®, Toric
  • Cornea Transplants/DSEK
  • Routine Eye Care

A Foundation of Educational Excellence

Dr. Friedberg completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at Pennsylvania State University where he was a Phi Beta Kappa honoree. After his internship at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, he completed an ophthalmology residency at Medical College of Virginia.

Dr. Friedberg received subspecialty training in advanced cataract and implant surgery, cornea transplants, external eye diseases and laser vision correction at the renowned Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  He joined Coastal Eye Institute in 1991.

Credentials You Can Trust

  • Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellowship-Trained in Cornea, Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA
  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology



Awarded 'Top Doctor' by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.



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
Schedule an Appointment

We are happy to work with your busy schedule! With nine physicians and four offices, we are confident we can find a time, day and location that is convenient for you. Call 941-748-1818 and let us help you on your way to seeing more clearly!


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