Meet Dr. Alabata

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Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Fellowship Trained Glaucoma Specialist

LASIK Surgeon

Laser Assisted Cataract Surgeon


Phil Alabata, D.O. completed his ophthalmology residency at the world-renowned Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.  He completed his Glaucoma Fellowship at the distinguished Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. He trained and staffed ophthalmology residents in both eye care and surgical techniques at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia as well as University of Florida Health in Jacksonville, Florida.


Dr. Alabata practiced as a military physician for nine years and was instrumental in providing refractive surgeries for special operations soldiers by innovating Fort Benning’s Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Program, one of many throughout the world. He served as the Chief of the Department of Ophthalmology and Assistant Chief of Surgery at Martin Army Community Hospital at Fort Benning, Georgia.


Dr. Alabata brings 21 years of experience and proficiency in many different areas of eye surgeries.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Florida Society of Ophthalmology, Society of Military Ophthalmologist, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, Emerald Coast Health Alliance, Emerald Coast Medical Association and the American Medical Association.


Dr. Alabata is proficient in state of the art iLASIK surgery; Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK); Phototherapeutic Keratectomy (PTK); customized Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract surgeries with LenSx utilizing New Technology Intraocular Lenses; latest advances in glaucoma management, glaucoma laser surgery (SLT, Yag Peripheral Iridotomy) and minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries (Hydrus Microstent, iStent Inject, Xen Gel Stent); Yag Laser Capsulotomy; as well as eyelid and eyebrow surgeries.


Dr. Alabata is a native of the Emerald Coast, born and raised in Milton, Florida and plans to stay.