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Risk Factors That Can Lead to Cataracts | Florida Eye Specialists

Risk Factors That Can Lead to Cataracts

Across the United States, more than 20 million American suffer from cataracts each year. Cataracts refers to an eye condition where one or both of the eyes’ lenses become clouded and foggy. The severity of a cataract can vary greatly, with some small enough so as not to seriously affect vision and some cataracts causing

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Doctor Spotlight: Dr. Patel | Florida Eye Specialists

Doctor Spotlight: Dr. Patel

Dr. Ravi Patel is one of our many skilled and experienced doctors at Florida Eye Specialists. He is a Jacksonville native and graduated from the Bolles School. After completing his fellowship training across the country in California, he returned home. He has been part of the team since 2009 and enjoys providing patients with the

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Giving Back | Florida Eye Specialists

Dr. Patel Saves Local Man’s Sight

Dr. Ravi Patel of Florida Eye Specialist performed a pro-bono cataract surgery for a local welder who was going to lose his job due to his affected vision. This was an unfortunate case in which a hard worker fell through the cracks of insurance coverage. Florida Eye Specialists stepped up to the plate and took

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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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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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Florida Eye Specialists | Cataract

What You Should Know About Cataracts

About 24 million U.S. adults have at least one cataract, which is a rate expected to double within the next three decades, according to the National Eye Institute. The risk for cataract increases significantly as we get older, affecting about half of those aged 75 years and up to 70 percent of those who are

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The Convenience of Cataract Surgery Without Eye Drops

Thousands of people each year have cataract surgery to correct a clouding of the lens inside the eye. Cataract surgery without eye drops is an approved change to the traditional procedure that passed in 2015, that can help patients avoid the inconvenience of using eye drops after their operations. Ophthalmologist Michael Kelly said many people

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Study Finds AMD Patients Benefit From Cataract Surgery

There is a new US study that found cataract surgery is likely to benefit patients with all stages of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a progressive eye condition that affects around 15 million Americans and millions more around the world. It attacks the macula of the eye, where our vision is at its sharpest.

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