Craig Berger, MD opened the Bay Area Eye Institute in 2007, specializing in the treatment of Dry Eye Disease, cataract and cornea transplant surgery.

Dr. Berger, a Board Certified fellowship trained ophthalmic surgeon grew up in Leesburg, FL. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Florida and received his Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine in 1995.

He completed his internship at the Mayo Clinic in 1996 and his ophthalmology residency at the Tulane School of Medicine. He spent an additional year at Tulane for sub-specialty training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery. During his Corneal Fellowship, Dr. Berger was involved in the first studies of wavefront guided laser surgery (CustomCornea®) in the United States. He was also involved in the first efficacy and safety studies of Restasis® in patients with dry eye.


Medical School
University of South Florida College of Medicine, 1995

Mayo Clinic - 1996

Tulane School of Medicine



Languages Spoken


Procedures & Conditions

Dry Eye Disease, cataract and cornea transplant surgery



Office Locations

Bay Area Eye Institute
3242 Cove Bend Dr
Tampa, FL 33613
Phone: (813) 265-6940