The Gulf Coast Glaucoma Clinic is a regional glaucoma referral center.  Since we opened our doors in 1980, our mission has always been to end blindness from glaucoma or at least find and treat every case.  With that in mind our doctors stay on "the cutting edge" of technology. This ensures that we will always provide the best possible care for our patients.

At the Gulf Coast Glaucoma Clinic we study and treat all cases of glaucoma as well as other eye disorders.

If you were referred to us by your ophthalmologist, optometrist, or physician, you can rest assured we will work closely with your referring doctor to keep him or her well informed of your progress.

With office locations in Bradenton, Venice, Sarasota and Port Charlotte, we proudly serve all of Charlotte, Manatee and Sarasota counties.

Meet the Gulf Coast Glaucoma Clinic Physicians

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Foundation to Cure Glaucoma

You see, at that time it was unspeakable to say a CURE for glaucoma. It really bothered me that it...

Medication for Glaucoma

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Client Testimonials  

“Hello Dr Hurvitz! I’m not sure if you will remember me. Back in 2007 you broke the news to me that the 3 different drops I was using to control my glaucoma prevented me from having a healthy pregnancy. We decided that “treb” surgery would be my best option. The outcome was unpredictable and scary due to my large vascular...


I consider myself fortunate to be a patient of Dr. Lawrence Hurvitz.  I am a retired surgeon myself, and I have consulted many eye specialists over the years, including those at Harvard’s Massachusetts Eye and Ear infirmary in Boston, and the Kellogg Eye Center affiliated with the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, but rarely have I come across a...

Syed S. Rizvi, M.D.