For keratoconus patients, seriously impaired vision can get in the way of living a normal, active life. That’s why dedicated eye doctors at Florida Eye Specialists like Dr. Ravi Patel are committed to bringing the latest advanced keratoconus treatments to Jacksonville-area patients. Florida Eye Specialists was the first in the region to offer a groundbreaking
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. David Kostick of Florida Eye Specialists recently performed a life-changing procedure for a teenage boy who needed eye surgery. Edward Yost, 19, was injured in an accident that resulted in a torn tear duct. Edward is very active and enjoys playing rugby. He regularly volunteers with organizations such as Baptist Sports, but he could
Glaucoma is a condition caused by fluid pressure inside the eye – intraocular pressure – that can damage the optic nerve, leading to partial or total vision loss. It is possible for the individual living with glaucoma to also develop cataracts (or the loss of transparency or clouding of the eye lens). When these two
June is National Cataracts Month and a good time to consider the effects developing cataracts has on a person’s life, along with the risks and complications that come with not having the surgery. How is cataract surgery tied to a lower risk of car crashes and other safety hazards, for example? About Cataracts Cataracts are
Part of caring for an aging parent is ensuring their safety as their bodies, and especially their eyesight, changes. The American Academy of Ophthalmology states that about half of Americans have cataracts in one or both eyes by the age of 75. That is more than 24.4 million people in the U.S. In turn, how
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:
The lens of your eye is typically clear. However, when a cataract forms, the lens becomes clouded which can make it incredibly difficult to see properly. Most cataracts form slowly over time. However, by the time they are noticeable to most patients, the cataracts will have drastically interfered with your vision. The good news is
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,
Seeing a doctor for glaucoma treatment can seem like a daunting task, but there are several things you can do to make sure you have the most productive visit possible. First and foremost, do your research and prepare your questions. Glaucoma treatment is not one-size-fits-all, which leaves many people asking “what is the best treatment
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.
Modern ophthalmology offers numerous cosmetic eye procedures for patients who are interested in looking refreshed or restoring some of their features to their previous state. These are some of the most popular treatments available that can help you give your eyes a brand new look.