Dr. Craig Berger, MD

Dr. Craig Berger, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Craig Berger, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment ophthalmology, and more.

3242 Cove Bend Dr

Tampa, FL 33613

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • 16 More

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Berger "The Bay Area Eye Institute understands that there are many ophthalmologists and optometrists in the Tampa bay area to choose from. Dr. Berger s practice focuses on patient satisfaction. The philosophy is to put the patient first, provide physical and emotional comfort, and strive for the highest care possible. Your time and comfort are paramount. Dr. Berger feels that patient education is an important aspect of your treatment and will take the time to explain your ocular condition."

5  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

63  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypopyon
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iritis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Wrong Power Intraocular Lens


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27  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Collagen Injection
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK)
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Florida
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Mayo Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Tulane University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Tulane University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Surgical Teaching Award, 2008
  • Nominated to Best Doctors in America List, 2007
Media & Publications

Dr. Berger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Berger's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Berger to family and friends
47 total reviews (30 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (47)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Berger's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (30)

I was looking for eye dr for my husband and myself. I Googled 10 top cataract surgeons in Tampa and Dr Berger's name was on top of the list. I called for appointment, was surprised to get appointment in few days. Dr Berger is very knowledeable,caring and professional, his staff is excellent. He...more
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Dr Berger is one 0f a handful of Opthamologists in FL performing Corneal Cross Linking for Keratoconus. His out of pocket charge is comparatively more reasonable. Under his care, my eye is progressing positively within 6 mos. My other eye will undergo the same procedure. During my first...more
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20/20 vision in my left eye are the results from a cataract surgery performed by Dr. Craig E. Berger. Excellent Ophthalmologist!
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At first, Dr Berger is rather quiet and I wasn’t impressed with his bedside manner at first. However, after a few appointments... he opened up some and was friendlier. You have to take the first step with him. But, his work is excellent. He checked and double checked to make sure things were...more
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Due to a sudden emergency I emailed the office on a Sunday requesting a new patient appointment. I received a response the same day from Dr. Berger himself asking for us to come in first thing Monday morning. Dr. Berger and his staff were so accomodating, friendly and he was very knowledgeable. We...more
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