A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens which often results in blurry or hazy vision. The lens is a crucial component of the eye, and it bends the light rays that enter the eye in order to help you focus your vision. The lens needs to be clear in order to do its…Details
Dr. Riordan was featured on First Coast News discussing how cell phone usage has increased a spike in myopia cases. She also discusses the tips to protect your eyes while using your cell phone.
February is National AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month. The goal of this initiative is to teach people about the risks of AMD and other vision impairments in the hope that everyone gets the treatment they need for better eye health. Did you know that Florida Eye Specialists has a guide to help those with Age-Related Macular…Details
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.
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…Details
Until recently, patients diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), were given no hope for recovering from any vision loss from the disease. Recent studies have shown reason for hope, though, as researchers have had encouraging results experimenting with stem cells in treating AMD. The research is still in early stages, but some patients in studies…Details
Dr. Ravi Patel performs pro bono cataract surgery for patient Michael McDonald— who lost everything in hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Michael was on the verge of going blind and through the surgery, Dr. Ravi Patel was able to save his vision.
When planning activities during holiday travel, your eyes are probably among the last things you worry about. Whether you’ve got perfect 20/20 vision, or you desperately need corrective measures, it’s important to take steps to keep your eyes healthy during any type of vacation. Snowy slopes and sandy beaches each pose their own dangers to…Details
Eyes are reacting negatively to staring at screens. Dr. Friedl discusses digital eye strain and common problems with cell phones and eyesight on News4Jax. If you think you are suffering from digital eye strain, book an appointment with Dr. Friedl or contact us if you have any further questions.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on the brink of approving a type of gene therapy to improve vision loss in people with certain types of blindness. The FDA will decide whether to approve the treatment, known as Luxturna, early in 2018. Luxturna (voretigene neparvovec) is a one-time injectable treatment for a condition…Details