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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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Dr. Freidl Discusses Cell Phones and Eyesight

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.

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Experimental Gene Therapy for Blindness Considered by the FDA

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

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Meet Dr. McGregor N. Lott

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

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Meet Dr. Ashley Cowart

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.

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2016 CDC Study Reveals Dangers of Improper Contact Lense Care | Florida Eye Specialists

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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Optic Nerve Can Be Partially Regrown in Mice | Florida Eye Specialist
Glaucoma Information

Optic Nerve Can Be Partially Regrown in Mice

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

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The Convenience of Cataract Surgery Without Eye Drops

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

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