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Ophthalmology Services

The University of Miami offers the latest in eye vision and care through our world renowned eye physicians and surgeons.

With the use of our state-of-the-art equipment and techniques we give you the best results. In addition to routine eye examinations and prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses, we provide top-quality services to treat a wide range of eye problems. We specialize in comprehensive ophthalmology, state-of-the-art cataract surgery & glaucoma surgery, diabetes eye care, cosmetic eyelid and refractive lasik surgery, optometric and low vision services.

Our mission is to provide personalized care and the most advanced state-of-the-art technology in ophthalmic eye care.

State-of-the-art Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a cloudy area in the normally clear lens in the front of the eye. Cataracts are caused by a chemical change of unknown origin in the eye and cause blurred or distorted vision. For people who are significantly affected by cataracts, replacement surgery may be the preferred method of treatment.

Glaucoma Surgery

Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the pressure inside the eye is too high, causing vision loss and damage to the optic nerve. Some cases of glaucoma can be treated with medications. For others, laser or traditional surgery is required to lower eye pressure.

Refractive surgery including LASIK

The cornea is the clear covering on the front of the eye, which bends light rays that focus on the retina in the back of the eye. A certain shape, or curvature, is required in order for light to focus exactly on the retina rather than in front of it or behind it. Corneal curvature may be surgically corrected using LASIK, LASEK or other refractive procedures to reduce or eliminate the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Diabetes Eye Care including Laser Surgery to the Retina

Patients with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing eye diseases that can cause vision loss and blindness, such as diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma. Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that weakens the blood vessels that supply nourishment to the retina. Laser surgery is the treatment of choice. Focal laser coagulation may be recommended for patients with clinically significant macular edema (CSME) – swelling of the central retina, called the macula.

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasties)/BOTOX® Treatments

Blepharoplasty may be performed for cosmetic reasons or to improve sight by lifting droopy eyelids out of the patient’s field of vision. BOTOX® Cosmetic is commonly used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial wrinkles, but is also useful for migraine headaches, excessive sweating, and eye and neck muscle spasms.

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