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Dr. McGregor Lott and macular degeneration patient Leland Reineke
Patient Spotlights

Patient Story: What Macular Degeneration & Treatment Looks Like

Leland Reineke moved from Ohio to Ponte Vedra Beach to get out of the cold and enjoy golfing, fishing, and the active lifestyle that Jacksonville has to offer. But, shortly after moving, a degenerative eye condition threatened his new way of life. Suddenly his vision in his left eye deteriorated until he was unable to

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General

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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Three photos of Sparrow, Dr. Koike and other medical team members during an eye exam. A graphic is featured below the images with the logo and caption
Giving Back

Dr. Koike Performs Sight-Saving Surgery for St. Augustine Mom in Need

Catrina Sparrow, a St. Augustine mom of 4 and grandma of 3, was thrilled to receive a life-altering glaucoma surgery from Dr. Koike at Florida Eye Specialists. It all began last Christmas when she started having painful headaches. After losing sight in her left eye, she knew it was only a matter of time until

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Dr. Ravi Patel on right and Susanne Lester Headshot on left. Graphic reads "Dr. Patel Performs Pro Bono Surgery for Jacksonville Mom"
Giving Back

Super Mom Receives Gift of Sight to Help Family During COVID-19

Jacksonville mom Susanne Lester was given a pro bono cataract surgery from Dr. Ravi Patel of Florida Eye Specialists. She shared her story of overcoming many obstacles in her life that included diabetes, which would lead to vision problems.  Susanne is a super mom. Her family relies on her to drive them everywhere, and she

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Joel Dondis sitting with two reporters for video interview.
Patient Spotlights

Patient Spotlight – Joel Dondis

Florida Eye Specialists’ Dr. Kim Riordan worked with multi-talented athlete Joel Dondis and transformed his sports vision capabilities through intensive Sports Vision Therapy sessions. Dondis decided to work with Florida Eye Specialists because he wanted to take his athletic abilities to the next level. Through the treatments, he increased his ability to maintain focus, improved

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