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Dr. Mark Sibley

LASIK Surgery
Saint Petersburg, FL
46 years experience male

Locations

GulfCoast Eye Care

Saint Petersburg, FL

Address

1515 9th Avenue North, Saint Petersburg, FL, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Florida Eye Center 1980-2015

St Petersburg, FL

About

Bio

What is your vision worth?...Dr. Sibley brought Refractive Surgery to the Tampa Bay area in 1980.. High-Defintion Refractive Surgery is here for you to reduce your dependence on glasses and contact lenses... From the All- Laser Custom Lasik option or Astigmatic Keratotmy to remove astigmatism, and the Clear Lens Removal or specializing in the Refractive Auto- Focus Lens Implant (Crystalens from Bausch & Lomb) , you can rely on Florida Eye Center to provide you with the safest options.., Regain your visual FREEDOM...Freedom from glasses, contacts and the fear of losing those glasses or contacts at the worst possible time.. We offer you All-Laser Lasik. This is chosen by almost one million people every year. The Refractive Surgery in the Tampa Bay area is provided by Dr.Sibley,

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

LASIK Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery

Ophthalmology

Plastic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

59 Answers
117 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Ignore: 25% of us have astigmatism causing blurry vision.Lasik ,glasses,or contacts are 3 available options.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Ignore: Astigmatism can be treated with glasses, contacts, or Lasik. The cornea is oval, not round. =1 in 6.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Use hot compresses: If you mean that the lump is in the eyelid then it may be a common problem called a chalazion...a big name for a ''stye''
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
White eyes: The whites of your eyes are often genetic inherited and often based on your pigmentation. Some patients feel their eyes are bloodshot... DO NOT use Vi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
RARE..VERY RARE: That is unless it happens to you or a friend.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Ocuvite Antioxidants: Ocuvite was formulated in the early 80's for eye doctors to recommend to our patients but us M.D.'s were unable or unwilling to tell our patients abou... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Baggy Eyelids: Eyelids change with many factors--aging,weight gain,thyroid problems,gravity, infections,inflammations,trauma,nutritional problems,etc. Eyelids tha... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Stitches removal: Usually the person who put them in will have you come back for stitches removal about day 7-8
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Corneal scarring: Scarring can be located in the central or the side. Since our central vision is most critical then the location of the scar is also important. But w... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Eye Pain in the A.M.: Even perfect Lasik has symptoms after the treatment. Dryer eyes can be one of them. The eyes sometimes get the driest during the night and have pain... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Ignore: Caffeine and nicotine and stress and eye irritation make it worse. Think about reducing these 24/7.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
PRK vs. Lasik: PRK came 1st.We still recommend it or it remains an option-PRK is safe and successful.Lasik came later and it is the PRK but under a protective layer ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Genetics-Epigenetics: We have 46 chromosomes. These contain our genetic make-up-The 46 chromosomes are identical in all 50 Trillion cells.We got 23 from mom and 23 from dad... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Lasik may be for you: Lasik can correct nearsightedness up to -12....Lasik should be able to remove 100% of your glasses.. FYI.... -4.00 is legally blind without glasses... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Eye hemorrhages: Superficial blood vessels are fragile.They can be damaged by trauma & bleed and it can look like a red paint brush painted the white part of the e... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Lasik: I am the Tampa Bay Rays MLB Team's Lasik Doctor...The short answers is that LASIK is the High Definition Laser treatment to remove your eyeball refrac... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Ocugold +: I am glad that your eye doctor is up on his antioxidants- Esp. after Lasik This is one of the many brands that has antioxidants which are the good mo... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Symptoms after shunt: No doctor on this medical advice site can answer that for you. Our advice is to have those symptoms evaluated in the doctor's office. Call. Get see... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Antioxidants: 1st antioxidants can help save your life...Take them...FOREVER... BioFlavinoids are potent antioxidants as are Vitamin C and D and E...Take them...
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Pink eye or not: EKC is the short name for the viral conjunctivitis with the long name.This EKC diagnosis you got is usually a pink eye in both eyes for 7-10 days and ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Central vision: This may be nothing more than a need for stronger glasses.However, your symptom needs an eye exam and dilation to evaluate your retina...Keep us poste... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
99% chance of vision: It is easier said than done, but you can ''relax''....While a healthy concern about your health is beneficial, almost 99% of causes of blindness can b... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Cost or value: there is a safe and simple and successful treatment that restores your vision...What is worth to you see without glasses...You can throw those crutche... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Tobramycin: Tobramycin is an antibiotic.It can be taken as a pill or an eye drop or even given IV in the hospital.It is metabolized by our kidneys and liver in ab... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Lasik risks: lasik is an operation. The doctors are obliged to explain each and every possible complication.....Even if it only happened once in the 24 million pat... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Florida living: A lifetime of increased UV sun exposure (not heat),wherever it happens,is associated with a few things, including an increased risks of possible skin ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
No Cure-Sorry: The problem may not be curable cut it may be controllable...Ask your ophthalmologist about options
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
LASIK: Lasik is a very sophisticated surgical eye treatment done on the front surface of the eye (cornea) that is done by laser by the eye surgeon (ophthalmo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Alphagan (brimonidine): The #1 side effect is to lower the eye pressure if/when it is too high.. The #2 side effect is blood shot eyes. Why are you on it? Ask your doctor ...... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Blood on the eye: Yes you can pop a small capilary on the surface of the eye.It will often look like a small paint brush painted a red streak.. It often comes with s... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Mydriacyl (tropicamide) drops: Did you ever find out? I am confused...What would you want with these dilating drops ? If you need them and the eye doctor prescribes them then ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Blind spot: Scotoma is our big word for blind spot. Central scotoma would mean that something is causing a blind spot in the central vision. Damage to the Retin... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
No.: These contain drugs that just constrict the capillaries and decrease the oxygen and healing ..1st, your eyes are not helped by using them. They can be... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Stop visine chemical: Visine has a chemical the constricts the blood vessels. These capillaries are always bringing oxygen and nourishment to your eyes. They are dilate... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Just avoid Visine: Visine-like drops should be avoided...In cats or dogs or humans...My recommendation---Do not use Visine-like products
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Oedipus was wrong: Oedipus had issues. He gouged out his own eyes...Don't do that...We cannot fix that... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oedipus_complex
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Albino's vision: Patient's that inherit the Albino gene(s) have a lack of pigment in their body.The eyes need pigment to function properly. The lack of pigment may be ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Squirting eye: 1st, it is probably normal..EVERYONE has tiny tubes the carry our tears away from our eyes and down into the nose aided by gravity...That's why our no... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Corneal Scarring: The front clear layer of the eye is the cornea. It must be clear to let a clear image into the eye. If the retina receives a clear image & every... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Lasik results: Lasik should last a lifetime. The earlier that you have it done the more years of FREEDOM from glasses that you get. Lasik is treatment (surgery... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Lasix (furosemide) is a waterpill: Diuretics (water pills).The risk for sulfa-containing diuretic pills causing reactions in sulfa-allergic patients is low. Many diuretic medications, s... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Be patient: this is common...2 eyes with 2 different prescriptions before lasik and 2 slightly different prescriptions even after perfect lasik at 4 weeks after l... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Finger nails: Actually, finger nail color tells us a lot about your health and purple finger nails should be taken seriously... Keep us posted... Dr.Sibley
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Hot compresses: Be patient.Sometimes the problem that you are treating is so chronic that the body(eyelid problem) has so much inflammation in it that even the proper... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Sneezing after Lasik: Lasik has become very safe and successful. Normal activities of daily living, including sneezing, coughing, vomiting are usually never a problem. ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Ignore: Men:remove your fat wallet from your back pocket.Men and women: Use good sitting posture.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Ignore: Eyelid twitching is just the nerve telling the muscle to flex too much. 99% are innocent like hiccups.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Ignore: You need to ask -how high is my pressure and what is my corneal thickness and do I have nerve damage.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Lutein: Every person should be taking the antioxidant, Lutein. It is the #1 antioxidant to decrease the chance of losing your vision from macular degeneration... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
Lasik for you: Lasik is the laser treatment indicated for removal of the prescription in your distant glasses.......so nearsighted or farsighted or astigmatism can b... Read More

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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :) Thank u.. But d pigmentation is on my opak part of eye
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) you didn't really list a solution or what u may have
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Please respond. i already have a 4.25 prescription and it was fairly recently checked...??

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN
Graduated 1976MD

Residency

UAB

Residency

Harvard

Awards

President ,FSO
Tampa Bay Rays MLB Team Eye Doctor
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Florida Society Of Ophthalmology
AAO, ASCRS, AMA
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