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
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…Details
Diabetic patients are often advised to visit their eye care doctors frequently and undergo regular eye check-ups. The reason being, people with diabetes are more likely to suffer from eye diseases and are at a higher risk of blindness than those who do not have diabetes. We have created an infographic about the eye conditions…Details
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…Details
Nearly 2.5 million eye injuries occur in the United States each year, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Understanding and implementing safety practices, such as using protective eyewear, could prevent 90 percent of injuries. October is Eye Injury Prevention Month. This observance allows us to build awareness of common eye injuries, and more importantly…Details