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Dr. Patel wears a medical device and holds a device up to a patients eye while performing the first PDEK Surgery in the region.

Dr. Patel Performs First PDEK Surgery in Region

Dr. Ravi Patel of Florida Eye Specialists recently became the first doctor in North Florida to perform the new PDEK surgery, an advanced type of cornea transplant that provides faster visual recovery times for patients. Using the PDEK technique, doctors take the two innermost layers of the cornea, along with the newly discovered Dua’s layer,

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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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Dr. Hasan Trains on New Cornea Technique | Florida Eye Specialists

Dr. Hasan Trains on New Cornea Technique

Recently, Dr. Akbar Hasan had the opportunity to attend a course in Rotterdam, The Netherlands concerning a new procedure for partial corneal transplants. He has brought his newfound knowledge back to Florida Eye Specialists in order to help patients in the northeast Florida area with certain corneal diseases see more effectively, and heal more quickly.

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How to Know if You’re a Good LASIK Candidate

LASIK is a surgical procedure that can reduce a person’s dependence on corrective lenses, glasses, or contact lenses for clear vision. While the procedure is safe and effective for most patients, not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK.

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What You Need to Know About Cornea Transplants

A cornea transplant is a surgical procedure that replaces tissue inside the eye with tissue from a donor. More specifically, the surgeon replaces the cornea, which is the clear, round outer lens of the eye that helps with focus. The procedure can help you see better and reduce eye pain. There are several reasons someone

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