21097 NE 27th Ct. Suite 370
Aventura, FL 33180
1776 North Pine Island Rd, Suite 214,
Plantation, FL 33322
What to Expect at your office visit:
Early detection of eye problems plays an important role in prevention and treatment of disorders, which is why an eye exam is one of the best ways to protect your vision. Regular eye exams give your eye care professional a chance to help you correct or adapt to vision changes.
A complete eye exam consists of a series of tests designed to evaluate your vision and check for eye diseases including cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.
Before examining the back of the eye, which includes the retina and optic nerve, the doctor will dilate your pupils using special eye drops. These drops may give you temporary blurred vision, which may inhibit your ability to drive. If you have never had your eyes dilated before or are sensitive to dilation, please make sure you have a family member or friend accompany you to your visit to take you back to work or home.
What to expect at cataract surgery:
Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure that takes twenty minutes or less to perform. Eye drops are placed in your eye to dilate your pupil. You will receive local anesthetics to numb the area and you will be given a sedative to help you relax.
The actual surgery consists of two main steps. First, your cloudy, cataractous lens is removed using laser and ultrasound technology. Then, an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) is placed in your eye. The IOL becomes a permanent part of your eye that you will not see or feel.
Although your vision may be blurry as your eye heals and adjusts, you can expect your vision to begin improving within a few days.
What to expect at LASIK surgery:
LASIK eye surgery is performed using a laser programmed to reshape your cornea. The laser allows your eye surgeon to flatten the curve of your cornea or make it steeper, in order to improve your vision. Often, LASIK is performed on both eyes on the same day.
During a pre-surgical eye exam, your surgeon will perform a thorough dilated eye exam to confirm you are a good candidate for laser vision correction.
To complete the assessment, your eye doctor uses highly specialized instruments to determine which areas of your cornea need reshaping. LASIK eye surgery using wavefront-guided or wavefront-optimized technology — a newer type of LASIK procedure — employs a scanner that creates a highly detailed topographical map of your eye. Theoretically, the more detailed the measurements, the more accurate your eye doctor can be in reshaping your cornea.
LASIK eye surgery is usually completed in 30 minutes or less. During the procedure, you lie on your back in a reclining chair. You may be given medicine to help you relax. After numbing drops are placed in your eye, your doctor uses a special instrument to hold your eyelids open. A suction ring placed on your eye just before creating the corneal flap may cause a feeling of pressure, and your vision may dim a little.
Your eye surgeon uses a LASER to create a hinged flap about the size of a contact lens on the surface of your eye. Folding back the flap allows your doctor to access the part of your cornea that needs reshaping. Using different laser, your eye surgeon then adjusts specific parts of your cornea. After reshaping is complete, the flap is folded back into place and heals without stitches.
Immediately after surgery, your eye may burn or itch and be watery. You will probably have blurred vision. You may be given pain medication or eye drops to keep you comfortable for several hours after the procedure. Your eye doctor might also ask you to wear a shield over your eye at night until your eye heals.
You will be able to see after surgery, but your vision will not be crystal clear right away. By the next morning, you will be seeing great!
You will have a follow-up appointment with your eye doctor the day after surgery to see how your eye is. Plan for other follow-up appointments periodically during the first six months after surgery as your doctor recommends.
It may be a 1-2 weeks before you can start to use cosmetics around your eyes again. You might also have to wait several weeks before resuming strenuous contact sports and swimming or using hot tubs. Follow your doctor’s specific recommendations about how soon you can resume your normal activities.
MEET THE DOCTORS
AARUP BUBAL, MD
- Refractive Surgery
- General Ophthalmology
Dr. Kubal is dual fellowship trained in glaucoma and corneal diesease. He specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of cataracts, galucoma. and corneal disease in addition to laser vision correction.
He attended Harvard University ad as undergraduate, where he graducated summa cum laude and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He went on to eran his medical degree from the johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, one of the nation’s most prestigious medical schools, graduating in the top of his class. As a medical student, Dr. Kubal distinguished himself, receiving the stephen J.Ryan, MD Prize, awarded to the most promising medical student entering the field of ophthamology. Dr. Kubal stayed in Baltimore for his residency training, which he completed at the world-renowned Wilmer Eye Institute. During his rsidency, Dr. kubal was also awarded the A. Edward Maumenee Research Grant to pursue his research interests in advanced intraocular lens surgery.
He then completed fellowship at Minnesota Eys Conssultants in Minneapolis, MN, one of the most prestigious cornea, glaucoma, and refractive surgery fellowship in the country. There, he learned form some of the most prominent nation and worldlearders in ophthalmology. In Minnesota, he learned from the true pioneers of laser vision correction, the innovators who helped devlop the LASIK procedure, see it through FDA approval, and perform continued research and developments. He also received advanced surgical training on new, minimally invasive techniques for glaucoma surgery and corneal transplatation and brings a new level of expertise to the greater Miami and Ft. Lauderdale community.
Dr. Kubal is available to see patients ad Dr. Katz’s office on Thursdays and friday
ANIL VEDULA, MD
- Refractive Surgery
- General Ophthalmology
Dr. Vedula is a fellowship trained corneal sugreon who specialize in cataract and refractive surgery, medical and surgical treatments of corneal diseases, and general ophthalmology.
He attended Duke University as ad undergraduate, where he was awarded the prestigious A.B Duke memorial scholarship to study mathematics and physics, given to only 15 graduating high school senious nationally. While at Duke, he received the faculty Scholar award, the highest award given by the faculty, and graducated summa cum laude. He wend on to earn his medical degree from Yale School of Medicine, one of the nation’s most prestigious medical schools, graduating in the top of his class. Dr. Vedula completed his intership at worked with Dr. David Abramson, studying ocular oncology. He then completed his residency at Bascom Plamer Eye Institute, the nations top residency program and eye hospital. He stayed at Basco Plamer Eye Institute completing a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery. While there, he performed novel research on nanoparticular technology and endothelial cell transplantation, studied serveral new laser vision correction platforms, and wored on advancing corneal transplatation techniques with novel injectors. He is corrently a volunteer Assistant Professor ad Bascom Palmerm, where he teaches clinical and surgical ophthalmology to residents and fellows.
Dr. Vedula has reseral published articles in many medical journals and in a co-author of several book chapters. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology(AAO), the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery(ASCRS), and the Cornea Society.
Dr, Vedual is available on tusedays at the Katz Eye Institute
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