Dr. Shetty was featured in Florida Health Care News with his patient Wilma to discuss advanced technology in cataract surgery. Cataracts are a normal part of aging, but cataract surgery isn’t just for the elderly. A recent study published in the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery found that more middle-aged patients are having cataract
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,
Any method of glaucoma surgery centers on reducing pressure in the eye in order to decrease or prevent optic nerve damage. However, most of the methods that are used to accomplish this involve major surgery and are highly invasive. While these glaucoma treatments are typically quite effective, the methods can lead to many potential complications.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on the brink of approving a type of gene therapy to improve vision loss in people with certain types of blindness. The FDA will decide whether to approve the treatment, known as Luxturna, early in 2018. Luxturna (voretigene neparvovec) is a one-time injectable treatment for a condition
Both PRK and LASIK eye surgeries are methods for correcting the shape of the cornea, so what makes the two different procedures unique from one another?
Glaucoma is second only to cataracts as the leading cause of blindness worldwide, according to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), and is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. About 4.5 million people are currently blind because of glaucoma. The disease damages your optic nerve, which carries the information your eye collects
Every human has a naturally occurring blind spot in their vision. This blind spot can actually be potentially reduced in size with certain types of eye-training exercises. A study conducted by scientists determined that with special eye-training techniques you can reduce the blind spot in your vision as much as 10%, thus improving overall vision.
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
More than 3 million Americans are currently living with glaucoma and it is one of the leading causes of blindness when left untreated. Finding a way to manage the disease has been difficult, but a recent device has been made bringing hope to glaucoma patients. iStent, is the tiniest implantable device ever approved by the