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New Advancements in Glaucoma Treatment

With the wrapping up of World Glaucoma Week, we wanted to take some time to discuss recent advancements in Glaucoma Treatment, including the MicroPulse option. Listen as Dr. Kathryn Freidl, along with patient Carol Matthews, discusses these incredible treatment options with First Coast Connect’s Melissa Ross.

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Another Reason to Exercise: Protecting your Sight

The new year brings new intentions in the form of New Year’s Resolutions. It’s no surprise that the number one resolution Americans make is to lose weight. If your weight loss program includes regular walks or trips to the gym, you may be getting a bonus benefit you never counted on: protecting your eyesight.

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Glaucoma Awareness Month | Florida Eye Specialsits

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

National Glaucoma Awareness Month is in January and is the perfect time to educate yourself on the different types of glaucoma, the most common symptoms, and the best ways to prevent it. At Florida Eye Specialists we stress the importance of preventative eye health, and it all begins with a comprehensive eye examination. Early diagnosis

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5 Ways to Make the Most Out Your First Glaucoma Visit

If you are like many people, you may get nervous when you go to the doctor. The anxiety is certainly understandable, especially when it comes to visiting an eye doctor for glaucoma – having a vision problem is very distressing. Worrying about the visit may prevent you from getting all you can out of your

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Lifestyle Changes that can Help Glaucoma Progression

Lifestyle Changes Can Help Control Glaucoma Progression

Glaucoma is a disease that occurs when something damages your optic nerve, which transmits information about the images you see to your brain. Usually the damage to the optic nerve is the result of high pressure inside the eye. Medical professionals refer to this pressure as intraocular pressure (IOP). Left untreated, high IOP continuously damages

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Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma refers to a group of ocular conditions that gradually affects eyesight. Specifically, this occurs when excessive pressure is placed on the optic nerve over time, resulting in permanent vision loss. January is glaucoma awareness month; a time for discussion of glaucoma signs and symptoms, types of glaucoma, and the best means of prevention.

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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

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Ophthalmologist with Patient | Florida Eye Specialists

Glaucoma Causes and Prevention

Glaucoma is an eye condition that can rob you of your vision. It is the result of high pressure within your eye. More than 4 million people in the United States have glaucoma, according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, but only about half of them know it. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness. The

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Doctor Profile: Dr. Kathryn Freidl | Florida Eye Specialists

Doctor Profile: Dr. Freidl

Florida Eye Specialists is made up of the most qualified doctors in the area, including Dr. Freidl. Kathryn B. Freidl, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist in Jacksonville, Florida. She trained at Philadelphia’s prestigious Wills Eye Institute, the largest center in the United States for the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. She is an active

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Optic Nerve Can Be Partially Regrown in Mice | Florida Eye Specialist

Optic Nerve Can Be Partially Regrown in Mice

Glaucoma is second only to cataracts as the leading cause of blindness worldwide, according to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), and is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. About 4.5 million people are currently blind because of glaucoma. The disease damages your optic nerve, which carries the information your eye collects

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