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Getting Ready for Cataract Surgery: Top FAQs

Getting ready for cataract surgery can feel overwhelming, and it’s normal to have questions. Our expert cataract care team is here to help. Choosing an experienced eye specialist to treat your cataract is important to ensure a short recovery time and extended health of your eye.

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Dr. Riordan Discusses UV Rays & Cataracts on News4Jax

Twenty percent of cataracts are caused by overexposure to UV radiation. As National Cataract Awareness Month takes off, it is important to be aware of the negative ways that UV rays affect our eyes. Dr. Kimberly Riordan, an optometrist at Florida Eye Specialists, sat down with TV news station News4Jax to discuss how the sun

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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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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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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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Answers to Common Cataract Surgery Questions

A cataract is the natural lens in the eye that becomes cloudy with age. Cataracts have the potential to seriously impair your vision and can even lead to blindness. Keep these answers to common cataract surgery questions in mind in order to protect your eye health. Our cataract surgeons in Jacksonville, FL are here to

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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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Do Cataracts Cause Eye Floaters?

Cataracts and eye floaters affect your vision in different ways, but many believe that a correlation exists between the two eye conditions. Large or widespread cataracts can impair your vision, making it blurry or discolored, whereas eye floaters can disrupt your otherwise clear eyesight with random spots or dots. Read on to learn about the

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