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5 Common Cataract Myths Debunked

June 2022 A cataract is a cloudy area on the eye’s clear lens. Although cataracts are extremely prevalent, they are one of the most misunderstood medical conditions. Cataracts are a normal part of aging, but they don’t have to get in the way of doing the things you love. Stay informed of your eye health

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New Study Finds Lower Risk for Dementia After Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. According to CDC estimates, more than 30 million people in the US over age 40 are affected by them. Despite the safety and efficacy of cataract surgery, many older adults do not treat the disease, either due to barriers to treatment or simple unawareness. When a cataract

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Dr. Patel Performs Pro Bono Surgery for Diabetic Dad in Need
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Dr. Ravi Patel Performs Pro Bono Cataract Surgery for Diabetic Dad in Need

Florida Eye Specialists is proud to fund pro-bono surgeries for vision-saving care through the Florida Eye Cares foundation.  William Servance, a Jacksonville dad of two, received one of these free cataract surgeries when his insurance wouldn’t cover the cost. Dr. Ravi Patel performed the crucial surgery in October. Now, Severance says, he can see better

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Getting to Know Dr. Jason Miles, New Cataract and Cornea Specialist

Dr. Jason F. Miles, M.D., is honored to bring patient-focused eye care to Northeast Florida. He joins the Florida Eye Specialists team after completing his internship in internal medicine, residency in ophthalmology, and fellowship in cornea and external disease at The University of Florida / UF Health in Gainesville. Through his practice, he hopes to

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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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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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Is It Possible to Reverse Cataracts Without Surgery?

Twenty-five percent of the population will develop cataracts by the time they reach age 65, according to the National Eye Institute. The likelihood of cataract development increases with each decade of life as the clouding of the natural eye lens worsens with age.  It is not possible to reverse cataracts without surgery. While there has

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Cataract Surgery, Symptoms, Treatment and Causes

Cataracts are areas of cloudiness that develop on the lens inside your eye. This common eye condition can end up making it harder for you to see clearly as it gets worse. Knowing more about cataracts and cataract surgery can help you identify symptoms and explore your treatment options.  Causes The aging process is among

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Cataract Specialists Spotlight

In honor of June National Cataract Awareness Month, we want to shine a spotlight on our team of cataract specialists. Our cataract surgeons have performed over 35,000 cataract procedures. Get to know our cataract experts below.

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LASIK vs. Cataract Surgery

When you have vision problems, LASIK surgery or cataract surgery may be able to help. However, these types of surgeries are used for entirely different vision problems. Learning more about these two treatment options can help you make a decision for your vision. Keep the following information on these eye surgeries in mind. What Is

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Cataract Surgery: Purpose, Procedure, Risks, and Recovery

Cataracts are cloudiness affecting the eye lenses that tend to appear as you get older. This vision problem can cause you to have trouble seeing, but cataract surgery can correct this. Cataract surgery is a safe and effective way to improve vision problems caused by cataracts. Use this cataract surgery information to make a plan

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