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Giving Back

Help Dr. Ravi Patel & Florida Eye Cares Support K9s for Warriors

The collective hearts of our Jacksonville eye care community have been grieving recently, since losing a friend and colleague to suicide. He was a military veteran and experienced tremendous stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us at Florida Eye Specialists knew him or knew of him, including Dr. Ravi Patel. Through Florida Eye

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Retina Information

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Symptoms and Causes

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss for Americans over age 65, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Macular degeneration affects at least 11 million Americans, and that number is expected to double by 2050. While blindness is rare in AMD, it can cause severe central vision

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Cosmetic Information

Blepharoplasty Cost and Recovery Time

As time passes, it is normal to develop excess skin or fat deposits that build up around the eyelids. When this happens, many people notice the skin around the eyelids begins to sag or droop. A Blepharoplasty, or eye lift, can help remove this excess skin and fat to restore your eyelids’ youth. Here is

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How My Life Changed After Graves’ Disease Treatment

Did you know that an autoimmune disorder can lead to permanent vision loss? Nearly six percent of those who suffer from Graves’ Ophthalmopathy lose their vision entirely due to damage to the eye’s optic nerve.  Graves’ Disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects the thyroid gland and is often accompanied by Graves’ Ophthalmopathy, which can

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Giving Back

Dr. Shetty Saves Glaucoma Patient’s Sight With Innovative Surgery

Florida Eye Specialists is fortunate to be able to give back to patients in need through pro bono surgeries funded by Florida Eye Cares. Marian Rogers has been fighting with glaucoma for decades. While doctors cannot reverse the vision loss in her eyes, Dr. Shetty performed a new technique with the XEN Gel Stent to

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Cataract Information

Does Cataract Surgery Help Glaucoma? What You Need to Know

An estimated 15% of the 3.5 million patients who undergo cataract surgery also have primary open-angle glaucoma. Recent studies have shown that cataract surgery can provide benefits for future glaucoma management in patients. Learn more about how cataract surgery can help glaucoma below.  Could I Have Cataract Surgery If I Have Glaucoma? Many patients worry

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Eye Health

Dr. Kostick Answers Patient Questions About Graves’ Disease

Graves’ Disease affects nearly 1 in every 200 people. This autoimmune disorder is often accompanied by Graves’ Ophthalmopathy, also known as Thyroid Eye Disease (TED). Florida Eye Specialists’ oculoplastic surgeon Dr. David Kostick, is one of a few specialists in the region with clinical experience treating TED with traditional and newly approved medical therapy. Below

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Dry Eye Information

The 5 Best Eye Drops for Dry Eye

Why are my eyes uncomfortable? This straightforward question can be puzzling if you are not evaluated by an eye doctor.  There are two main forms of dry eye disease: aqueous deficient and evaporative. Finding an effective treatment option depends on which type you suffer from. An eye doctor will identify the type of dry eye

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Cataract Information

Dr. Ravi Patel Discusses Florida Eye Cares on First Coast News

Florida Eye Cares, a nonprofit organization launched by Florida Eye Specialists, provides free vision screenings and eye surgeries to local patients in need. Dr. Ravi Patel discussed the nonprofit and the pro bono cataract surgery he performed for a local patient on First Coast News.  Read the full story here.

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Getting to Know Dr. Christian Guier, Board-Certified Optometrist

Dr. Christian Guier, O.D., F.A.A.O., always puts compassion first when it comes to treating his patients. He is the newest optometrist practicing at Florida Eye Specialists, but he comes to our team with many years of experience. He was the first clinical optometrist at Mayo Clinic, providing care there for 24 years. We are excited

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Glaucoma Information

Glaucoma Symptoms and Causes

Glaucoma, widely known as the “sneak thief of sight,” is a group of eye diseases that can gradually and unknowingly steal your vision. Millions of Americans have glaucoma, yet many are unaware they have the disease since the symptoms are often unnoticeable at first. Protect your eyes from vision loss through routine eye exams and

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