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Dr. Ravi Patel stands next to cornea transplant patient Freeman Kelly who is lying in a surgical bed
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Dr. Ravi Patel Performs Life-Changing Cornea Transplant for Professor from the Bahamas

Freeman Kelly, an adjunct professor from the Bahamas, traveled to Jacksonville to receive a life-changing cornea transplant eye surgery.  The 71-year-old professor has suffered from glaucoma and cataracts for years. After undergoing three different eye surgeries, Kelly’s vision still suffered. His blurry and unfocused vision had made it impossible for him to walk or drive

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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. Hasan Dr. Akbar Hasan Performing DEMK Surgery at Florida Eye Specialists
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Dr. Hasan Performs DMEK Surgery

Dr. S. Akbar Hasan is the first in the region to perform the new DMEK surgery, which replaces an ultra-thin section of the cornea, which improves vision outcomes, recovery time, and adoption of the donor cornea. Book an Appointment with Dr. Hasan or contact us to learn more about if DMEK surgery is right for

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How to Know if You’re a Good LASIK Candidate

LASIK is a surgical procedure that can reduce a person’s dependence on corrective lenses, glasses, or contact lenses for clear vision. While the procedure is safe and effective for most patients, not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK.

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A man is having his eyes examined by a doctor with an eye-exam machine
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What You Need to Know About Cornea Transplants

A cornea transplant is a surgical procedure that replaces tissue inside the eye with tissue from a donor. More specifically, the surgeon replaces the cornea, which is the clear, round outer lens of the eye that helps with focus. The procedure can help you see better and reduce eye pain. There are several reasons someone

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