“Trust Your Eye Care to a Specialist”

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Robert Edelman, M.D.

Glaucoma Specialist and Cataract Surgeon
Board-Certified Ophthalmologist
Fellowship-Trained Glaucoma Specialist and Cataract Surgeon

Areas of Specialty

  • Micro-Incision Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Advanced Lens Implants/Crystalens®, ReSTOR®, Toric
  • Glaucoma Management & Surgery
  • Laser Surgery, including SLT (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty)
  • Routine Eye Care

A Foundation of Educational Excellence

Dr. Edelman completed his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis where he was a Phi Beta Kappa honoree. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. After his internship at the University of Miami, Dr. Edelman completed his ophthalmology residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Dr. Edelman received subspecialty training in glaucoma treatment and surgery at the renowned New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He joined Coastal Eye Institute in 1994.

Credentials You Can Trust

  • Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellowship-Trained in Glaucoma Management & Surgery, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York
  • Fellow, American Academy of Opthalmology
  • Fellow, Florida Society of Ophthalmology
  • Member, Association for Research in Vision and 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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