Patient Vincent Elliott, 28 years old, could barely see to count fingers in front of his face when he came to Florida Eye Specialists. Elliott had lost his vision in both eyes to a hereditary condition called keratoconus. The only way to treat it is through a corneal transplant. Due to Elliott’s condition, he struggled
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.
A Jacksonville resident and local CNA was recently given the gift of sight after Dr. Rachana Patel removed two large white cataracts from both of her eyes. Prior to the surgery, Mrs. Tammy Pike had lost hope. Out of work for three years and unable to see her beautiful children and grandchild’s faces, she knew
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:
Dr. Ravi Patel was featured on News4Jax’s Medical Minute segment discussing the changes patients can expect to see after cataract surgery and the speedy recovery process. Watch the full interview here:
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,
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
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.
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
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