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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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Two patients with masks pose in between a graphic featuring Florida Eye Specialists' Dr. Kenzo Koike, who partners with Vision is Priceless
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Dr. Kenzo Koike of Florida Eye Specialists Partners With Vision is Priceless to Bring Free Eye Clinic To The Community

In partnership with the nonprofit organization Vision Is Priceless, Florida Eye Specialists’ non-profit organization called Florida Eye Cares is proud to bring free eye care clinics to the Jacksonville community. Dr. Kenzo Koike provided his services for the most recent event to help those in need. One patient, Ms. Luz Irizarry, had been negatively impacted

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Dr. Ravi Patel on right and Susanne Lester Headshot on left. Graphic reads "Dr. Patel Performs Pro Bono Surgery for Jacksonville Mom"
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Super Mom Receives Gift of Sight to Help Family During COVID-19

Jacksonville mom Susanne Lester was given a pro bono cataract surgery from Dr. Ravi Patel of Florida Eye Specialists. She shared her story of overcoming many obstacles in her life that included diabetes, which would lead to vision problems.  Susanne is a super mom. Her family relies on her to drive them everywhere, and she

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Dr. Kostick poses with a teenager. Text reads "Dr. Kostick Performs Pro Bono Surgery for Teenage Boy"
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Dr. Kostick Performs Pro Bono Surgery for Teenage Boy

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

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Dr. Ravi Patel Gives Young Mother the Gift of Sight

Dr. Ravi Patel was featured on First Coast News for performing a life-changing procedure for a young mother. Takeeya Woods, 30, had lost her vision to a hereditary condition called keratoconus. The only way to treat it is through a corneal transplant. Due to Woods’ condition, she struggled to make ends meet and care for

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Dr. Patel Performs Pro Bono Corneal Transplant for Young Mother

Dr. Ravi Patel of Florida Eye Specialists recently performed a life-changing procedure for a young mother who needed a corneal transplant. Takeeya Woods, 30, was quickly losing her vision to keratoconus, a hereditary condition in which the clear tissue on the front of the eye bulges outward. Nearly blind, Woods couldn’t apply for the jobs

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Dr. Patel Performs Pro Bono Corneal Crosslinking

Dr. Rachana Patel of Florida Eye Specialists recently made a pro bono procedure possible for a young woman quickly losing her vision to keratoconus. The patient, Kia Bowman, was misdiagnosed at age 21 which lead to many tough choices, such as waiting until she was completely blind to receive cornea transplants, until she met Dr.

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