Doctor Profile: Dr. Shetty

Doctor Profile: Dr. Shetty

The doctors of Florida Eye Specialists are renowned for their expertise. The team of doctors at Florida Eye Specialists have all come together in large part due to the efforts of Dr. Rajesh Shetty. Dr. Shetty helped found Florida Eye Specialists after serving as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology on the clinical staff of the Mayo Clinic. He has also served as Chief of Ophthalmology at St. Vincent’s Southside Hospital.

Dr. Shetty completed his medical school at Indiana University, graduating with special honors, and continued on to a residency at Parkland Hospital of the University of Texas Southwestern. He completed an ocular pathology fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and a clinical glaucoma fellowship at the Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia.

As a double-fellowship trained, board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Shetty specializes in the treatment of cataracts and glaucoma. He is a pioneer in the treatment of these debilitating eye diseases. Some of Dr. Shetty’s other accomplishments include:

  • First surgeon in the state of Florida to perform the minimally invasive Trabectome procedure to treat glaucoma.
  • First in the region to perform minimally invasive Canaloplasty for the treatment of glaucoma.
  • One of the first in the region to perform laser cataract surgery.
  • Primary Investigator for Aerie Pharmaceuticals’ Mercury 2 Study for Roclatan, the first novel glaucoma medication in 20 years.

Dr. Shetty’s career has been marked by excellence at every stage and he is proud to utilize his skills in the treatment of patients at Florida Eye Specialists.

Treatment of Cataracts and Glaucoma at Florida Eye Specialists

Along with the outstanding staff of Florida Eye Specialists, Dr. Shetty works tirelessly to treat patients with debilitating eye conditions. The Glaucoma Research Foundation estimates that more than 3 million Americans have glaucoma, but less than half of them are aware of it. Routine comprehensive eye exams are key to the early detection of glaucoma and in preventing blindness.

Cataracts are most common among the aging population. By the age of 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had surgery to remove a cataract. A cataract is a clouding of the lens that affects an individual’s vision. Cataracts are common in older individuals as protein in the eye begins to gather on the lens. As more protein clumps together, the cataract grows and impairs vision.

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The key to treatment of these, or any serious eye conditions, is early detection during routine examinations and specialized treatment. At Florida Eye Specialists, our experienced doctors routinely handle the most serious eye conditions. Florida Eye Specialists has six locations around Jacksonville to conveniently serve you. Contact us today to make an appointment.