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Exciting Findings in Dry AMD Study!

APELLIS' GEOGRAPHIC ATROPHY TREATMENT SLOWS RATE OF PROGRESSION OF DRY AMD A Phase 2 study of Apellis Pharmaceuticals' APL-2 for geographic atrophy (GA) in age related macular degeneration (FILLY STUDY) has been statistically proven to reduce the rate of progression...

Patient Success Story: Michele Shuster

Every so often we love to feature a special patient in our patient success stories. This time, it’s Michele Shuster, who had cataract surgery with Florida Eye’s Dr. Jason Gorscak this past December and January. Michele Shuster loves to read. Fiction is her thing, and...

Eye Safety When Viewing a Solar Eclipse

A truly awe-inspiring event, a solar eclipse is when the moon blocks any part of the sun from our view. The bright face of the sun is covered gradually by the moon during a partial eclipse, lasting a few hours. During the brief period of a total eclipse when the moon...

August Is Amblyopia Awareness Month

According to the Florida Society of Ophthalmology, fewer than 20 percent of preschool kids are currently being screened for vision problems despite serious, but treatable, eye disorders found in young children. Florida Eye recommends having your children's vision...

PBS College Ophthalmic Tech Student Shelby Fischer

How did you hear about the program at PBS? I found it on the school website. Previously tried to do other things in the medical field, but found this program and the rest is history! How do you like it? It's everything I could have hoped for & more! I just can't...

Fireworks Eye Safety Report Issued by U.S. Commission

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, thousands of people, many of them children, suffer eye injuries from fireworks each year in the United States. In the most severe cases, fireworks can rupture the globe of the eye, cause chemical and thermal burns,...

June Is National Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, and the leading cause of blindness in the world. There are 24 million Americans over the age of 40 who are affected by cataracts, so it seems fitting that an entire month should be dedicated to...