Dr. Akbar Hasan was featured in the June issue of the Ponte Vedra Recorder to discuss cataracts, how to know if cataract surgery is right for you, and the new technology and options available. Cataracts are a normal part of aging, but cataract surgery isn’t just for the elderly. A recent study published in the
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,
Dr. Rachana Patel is featured on News4Jax discussing early onset cataracts with patient Richard Hedberg. Dr. Patel performed a pro bono cataract procedure for Richard and was able to restore his vision.
Eyes are reacting negatively to staring at screens. Dr. Freidl discusses digital eye strain and common problems with cell phones and eyesight on News4Jax. If you think you are suffering from digital eye strain, book an appointment with Dr. Freidl or contact us if you have any further questions.
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
Florida Eye Specialists is proud to announce that we are growing our team of doctors! We are honored to introduce the newest addition to our FES family, Dr. McGregor N. Lott. As an experienced professional with nearly 15 years experience in the field of ophthalmology, Dr. Lott has a sincere passion for his work. We
Dr. Chokshi was featured on First Coast News discussing how to protect your eyes from the summer sun. In this story, patient Pam Cress is featured discussing cataracts, a possible side effect of sun exposure.
At Florida Eye Specialists, we are always excited to add new members to our fantastic team of doctors. We are honored to introduce the newest addition to our family, Dr. Ashley Cowart. Dr. Cowart is an experienced professional in the field of ophthalmology with a passion for her work.
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
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
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