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Dr. Ravi Patel Discusses Florida Eye Cares on First Coast News

Florida Eye Cares, a nonprofit organization launched by Florida Eye Specialists, provides free vision screenings and eye surgeries to local patients in need. Dr. Ravi Patel discussed the nonprofit and the pro bono cataract surgery he performed for a local patient on First Coast News.  Read the full story here.

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In the News

Dr. Rachana Patel: Risks of Wearing Contacts While Swimming

Dr. Rachana Patel was featured on News4Jax to discuss the risks of swimming or showering while wearing contact lenses. She explains the contaminants common in water that can jeopardize eye health, signs of an eye infection, and proper contact lens care. Watch the full interview below:

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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.
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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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Keratoconus | Florida Eye Specialists
Keratoconus

Keratoconus: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

The cornea is the outer lens of the eye. A normal cornea is clear and dome-shaped, but when the shape is altered, it can cause distortions and blurriness in the vision. This is called keratoconus. Keratoconus is degenerative, but rarely results in complete blindness although a patient’s vision can be significantly impacted – enough to

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Dr. Ravi Patel on News4Jax Discussing Ocular Shingles | Florida Eye Specialists
Eye Health

Dr. Ravi Patel Discusses Ocular Shingles on News4Jax

Ocular Shingles are a serious problem for some patients, but there are treatment options available. Dr. Ravi Patel appeared on News4Jax to with a patient who suffered from Ocular Shingles to discuss this disease and the possible treatment options.

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Doctor Spotlight: Dr. Patel | Florida Eye Specialists
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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
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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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2016 CDC Study Reveals Dangers of Improper Contact Lense Care | Florida Eye Specialists
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2016 CDC Study Reveals Dangers of Improper Contact Lens Care

In a recent study, the CDC found three common mistakes of contact lens care that can lead to serious eye infections. Michael Beach, director of CDC’s Healthy Water Program, said, “Contact lenses are a safe and effective form of vision correction when worn and cared for as recommended. However, improper wear and care of contact

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