Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

close up of eyeOur comprehensive eye services at our Lake Nona office include treating many diseases of the eye including cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, uveitis, dry eye and screening for medication-induced retinal toxicity.  Our ophthalmologist works closely with other specialists such as geriatricians, rheumatologists, dermatologists, endocrinologists and primary care physicians to provide the most comprehensive eye care for all patients.

 

Our Ophthalmology Services in Lake Nona

General Eye Exams: You will receive a comprehensive examination of the eyes, which includes a vision check and an array of tests for the overall health of the eye. Many of the tests performed in a general exam are also performed when you are inspected for specialized problems, such as cataracts or glaucoma.

 

Laser Cataract Surgery: A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. The amount and pattern of the cloudiness within the lens may vary. Common symptoms of a cataract include a painless blurring of vision, poor night vision, and needing brighter light to read. Causes of cataracts include age, injury to the eye, medications (especially steroids), family history, unprotected exposure to sunlight, and previous eye surgery. Surgery is the only way a cataract can be removed. Cataract surgery is a stitchless, painless procedure done with virtually no downtime.

 

Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery: Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, which is the part of the eye that carries the images we see to the brain. When damage to the optic nerve occurs, blind spots develop. If the entire nerve is destroyed, blindness occurs. Early detection and treatment are the keys to preventing optic nerve damage and blindness. Glaucoma can be treated with eye drops, laser surgery or surgery done in the hospital. Because glaucoma can progress without your knowledge, regular eye exams are very important.

Meet Our Ophthalmologist

 Mehul Patel, M.D.

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