Meet Dr. Stingl
Daniel M. Stingl, MD
Dan Stingl, M.D. is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who received his Bachelor's Degree from Tufts University in Mechanical Engineering where he graduated with honors in three years. During this time he did lab research at M.I.T. developing tissue adhesives. He subsequently attended the University of Virginia for one year where he completed a Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering with high honors specializing in Radiological Physics. Dr. Stingl graduated near the top of his class from the Medical College of Virginia earning his M.D. while doing research in the Ophthalmology Department evaluating corneal adhesives and developing intraocular endoscopic instrumentation. During this time he did clinical work at the Richmond Eye and Ear Hospital and the Old Dominion Eye Bank. At the Cleveland Clinic he concentrated in plastic surgery during his internship. He received numerous awards during his residency in Ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinic and presented research at several national conferences. Dr. Stingl became very busy in private practice in North Dakota while continuing to give invitational lectures. He then founded a practice in Eastern Oregon, serving as a successful model for ethical cooperation between optometrists and ophthalmologists. During this time he developed innovative techniques in corneal transplantation and cosmetic surgery. In Florida, Dr. Stingl has practiced in Bonita Springs and Naples where he developed a surgical and laser technique for pterygia treatment with a very low recurrence rate. He has volunteered with the Lions to treat indigent patients and served on overseas missions. Dr. Stingl is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is married to his Darling Wife Angela; living in Melbourne Beach with their daughter Elizaveta and son Alexander, which they consider "Almost Heaven". He is an avid windsurfer but also enjoys snowboarding, kiteboarding and wakeboarding.
What to Expect
The Stingl Eye Clinic in Melbourne, Florida is located at 1304 Oak Street, across the street from the Emergency Department at Holmes Regional Medical Center. We are dedicated to delivering the highest quality ophthalmic services available anywhere. We work with a large number of other health care providers especially those interested in integrative or functional medicine in a concerted effort to deliver the best care to largest number of those who need it most consistent with our mission to lower the cost of healthcare while simultaneously raising the health of all. As an Essential Community Provider under the Affordable Care Act we see patients without regard to their ability to pay. This is made possible through the generosity of individuals, like yourself, who donate to our nonprofit, which is usually tax deductible. This is also made possible by the decision of those individuals with Medicare or Health First Insurance who have entrusted us to deliver their ophthalmic care.
For Your First Visit:
Please bring a list of ALL of your current medications (prescription and non-prescription), supplements, drugs and therapies.with the dosage and frequency. Please try to include an estimate of your compliance (how you actually take these items, not how you are supposed to take them).
Please bring any and all medical records pertaining to your eyes Please bring all spectacles which you currently use. We ask that you bring any spectacles which you are supposed to use. If you are having trouble with your vision, please bring any old prescription spectacles, even if they are scratched or broken.
We want to know your current diet. The more time you spend in documenting exactly what you put in your mouth with the quantity and frequency, the greater the chances that we can help you find your optimal Path to Health.
If it is not too burdensome, we would like to see all of your medical records with the most recent being the most important. Often in the process of discussing and reviewing your medical notes and labs we uncover critical information.
We DO NOT:
*Sell or Fit Spectacles
*Sell or Fit Contact Lens for Vision Only
*Provide Refractions and Prescriptions for Spectacles
Latest Clinic News:
Mesozeaxanthin may offer greater protection for the central macula in addition to luetin and zeaxanthin. Doctor Stingl recommends mesozeaxanthin especially for those individuals who are developing grouped subfoveal drusen.
Blue light from LED screens may be affecting our circadian rhythm. If you suffer from insomnia try to avoid looking at LED screens after dark or wear blue light blocking spectacles
Risk factors for Age Related Macular Degeneration.
The top 5 risk factors for AMD:
Being over the age of 60
Having a family history of AMD
Please note that the last three are modifiable risk factors...
1) Stop smoking (it increases your risk of Age Related Macular Degeneration by seven times.
2) Keep your weight down. Most of us have this challange. You cannot be on the "Path to Health" without a low carb diet.
3) Keep your blood pressure under control.
NEVER look directly into the sun, even with sunglasses on.
Green Leafy Vegetables for Glaucoma
An article in the March 2018 journal Nutrients looking at the Effect of Vitamins on Glaucoma found green leafy vegetables to be protective for glaucomatous damage independent of the blood levels of Vitamin A and C. Interestingly, a March 2016 article in JAMA Ophthalmology attempting to find a link between dietary nitrates (presuming higher nitric oxide) also found green leafy vegetables to be protective for glaucoma.
Alzheimer's Drugs Worsen
JAMA Network Open reported November 2, 2018 that cholinesterase inhibitors (Aricept, Namenda) actually worsen cognitive decline in Alzheimer's Disease patients. Pfizer has announced they are no longer pursuing efforts to develop a drug to treat the disease. Alzheimer's Disease can be prevented by avoiding sugar and carbohydrate restriction. Read Dr. David Perlmutter's books Grain Brain and Brain Maker. Also read The End of Alzheimer's by Dr. Dale Bredesen which forms the foundation of our work to reverse Alzheimer's Disease incorporating ReCODE and Cyrex testing..