Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist

Board-Certified Ophthalmologist
Fellowship-Trained Retina Specialist

Areas of Specialty

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Flashes & Floaters
  • Laser Surgery of the Retina

A Foundation of Educational Excellence

Dr. Philip Ames grew up in Sarasota, Florida where he attended Pine View high school and was a co-founder and later captain of his crew team, Sarasota Crew, which is now the top team in the United States. He went on to graduate from the University of Miami with a double degree in Chemistry and Biology, and a minor in Psychology. He then attended the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where he did research in targeted delivery of genetic vaccinations and completed his medical training. Afterwards, Dr. Ames attended University of Florida Ophthalmology Residency where he completed his training in comprehensive ophthalmology.

Dr. Ames then went on to complete his fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery with the world-renown surgeon, Dr. Steve Charles, who has performed more retina surgeries than any other surgeon in the world and is responsible for the invention of many of the surgical procedures and equipment that we use in retina surgery today.

Dr. Ames brings with him his beautiful wife, Veronika, who is an audit manager with Deloitte & Touche, as well as their newborn daughter, Vivian. They hope to grow their family further in his hometown of Sarasota.

Dr. Ames joined Coastal Eye Institute in 2021.


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