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The Injectable Treatment to Soften Dark Under-Eye Circles Mar 2nd, 2024

Your eyes are a prominent feature influencing your facial aesthetics. That means they influence the impression you make on others too. If your eyes are plagued by dark under-eye circles, you can quickly look worn out and a lot older than you feel.  At Advanced Eye Center in Hialeah, Florida,...

Beware of These 5 Foods to Protect Your Eyesight Feb 2nd, 2024

Most people have heard that eating carrots is good for their eyesight, but that’s often as far as the nutrition link goes. The fact is, many of the foods you eat can have a big impact on your eye health and your vision, and knowing which foods to avoid is...

How to Combat Tired, Aging Eyes Jan 12th, 2024

Aging presents plenty of challenges to our health and wellness. The best way to handle those challenges is to learn the most effective means to manage them — and that includes knowing how to care for your eyes. Advanced Eye Center is a leading provider of state-of-the-art eye care for...

4 Essential Tips to Prepare for LASIK Surgery Dec 13th, 2023

LASIK celebrates a milestone next year, marking 25 years since the FDA approved the procedure for correcting refractive vision errors, like farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism. Since then, millions of people have achieved clearer vision while eliminating or reducing their reliance on glasses and contact lenses.  LASIK stands for laser in-situ...

Cataracts? Try These At-Home Tips and Solutions Nov 2nd, 2023

Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss among older women and men, with onset typically occurring when a person is in their 40s or 50s. A progressive vision problem, cataract symptoms may not be noticeable at first, with vision loss progressing with age. A leading ophthalmologist in Hialeah, Florida,...

Will Eating Carrots Actually Improve My Eyesight? Oct 1st, 2023

Delicious raw or cooked and beloved by Bugs Bunny, carrots are one of nature’s most versatile vegetables. Not only does their mild taste make them popular even with picky eaters, but they’re chock full of important substances called antioxidants, including a very important one called beta carotene. Carrots are also widely...

Recovering from Eyelid Surgery Sep 1st, 2023

Every year in the United States, more than 350,000 eyelid surgeries are performed, either to correct vision issues associated with drooping lids or to improve the aesthetic appearance of the lids. Also called blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery consistently ranks among the top five cosmetic surgical procedures among Americans. At Advanced Eye Center in Hialeah, Florida, Rodrigo Belalcazar, MD,...

Eye Health Tricks Most People Don't Know About Aug 1st, 2023

You depend on your vision for everything you do, so it makes sense to do all you can to protect your vision and your eye health. In this post, Rodrigo Belalcazar, MD, of Advanced Eye Center in Hialeah, Florida, explains eight simple things you can do to maintain optimal eyesight and visual health. ...

Yes, It's Important to Protect Your Eyes from the Sun Jul 1st, 2023

Most people know that too much sun is bad for their skin. But, did you know the sun can harm your eyes, too? The same ultraviolet (UV) rays that cause sunburn and skin cancer can damage your eyes in multiple ways, and knowing how that damage occurs can also help...

The Link Between Diabetes and Cataracts  Jun 6th, 2023

More than 11% of Americans have diabetes, which is a chronic disease that affects the way the body uses blood sugar, or glucose. That includes nearly 9 million people who have diabetes but haven’t yet been diagnosed. Diabetes allows your glucose to build up to unhealthy levels, which, in turn,...

Help! My Eyes Are Always Red May 2nd, 2023

Eye redness is a common problem, and often, it’s not a cause for worry. Allergies, exposure to pollutants or other irritants, and even a common cold can all lead to eye redness. Typically, this type of redness is temporary and clears up with a little TLC. But sometimes, red eyes...

What to Expect During and After Laser Glaucoma Surgery Apr 10th, 2023

About 3 million Americans suffer from glaucoma, which is a serious eye disease that can lead to permanent blindness. Most types of glaucoma occur due to fluid buildup inside the eye, which increases pressure on the ocular nerve and damages it. While glaucoma can sometimes be managed with medication, other...

4 Early Signs of Cataracts That Can Impact Your Vision Mar 20th, 2023

Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss among older women and men. In fact, nearly 25 million Americans aged 40 and older have cataracts, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and by the time you reach age 75, you have a 50% chance of having a cataract or...

Turn Back the Hands of Time with Nonsurgical Skin Tightening Feb 23rd, 2023

While a good skincare regimen is important to keep your skin healthy, even the best and most rigorous routines can’t prevent wrinkles, lines, and other signs of aging from making an appearance. That’s why every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans turn to noninvasive skin tightening therapies to help their...

The Best Way to Recover From LASIK Surgery Jan 20th, 2023

About 10 million people have had LASIK eye surgery since the FDA approved the procedure nearly 25 years ago. Used to correct refractive vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, LASIK has helped many people see better without needing to rely on glasses or contact lenses. Refractive vision errors...

Which Type of Laser Eye Surgery Is Right for Me? Dec 13th, 2022

Ask anyone about laser eye surgery, and LASIK is what usually comes to mind. While popular, LASIK — which stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis — is just one type of laser eye surgery, and it’s not the best choice for every eye problem. At Advanced Eye Center in Hialeah, Florida, Rodrigo Belalcazar, MD, offers several...

3 Reasons to Consider Eyelid Surgery to Rejuvenate Your Appearance Nov 9th, 2022

Eyelid surgery is the second most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States. Only rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) is more popular.  Why do so many people choose eyelid surgery every year? The answer is simple: It can dramatically improve the way you look. Rodrigo Belalcazar, MD, and the team at Advanced Eye Center are top-rated...

8 Causes of Red Eyes — and What to Do About Them Oct 12th, 2022

Eye redness is fairly common, probably in part because so many things can trigger redness. While some of those causes are benign, others can be serious, which is why chronic eye redness should never be ignored. Eye redness occurs when the tiny blood vessels just under the surface of the...

5 Popular Perks of Skin Tightening Treatment Sep 14th, 2022

Wrinkles aren’t the only age-related change that can make your skin look older. Loose, sagging skin can age you, too. While regularly using moisturizer and sunscreen can help keep your skin supple and healthy, they can’t keep laxity at bay.  Thankfully, there are solutions. At Advanced Eye Center in Hialeah, Florida, Rodrigo Belalcazar, MD, offers skin...

How Eyelid Surgery Can Improve Your Vision Aug 1st, 2022

When most of us think about eye health and good vision, we tend to think of conditions that affect the eyeball and its structures — things like cataracts, glaucoma, and maybe eye infections. We rarely think about our eyelids. But the fact is, they can have an effect on our...

How to Fix Your Vision Problems From Cataracts Jul 11th, 2022

Cataracts are one of the most common causes of vision loss among older people. In fact, more than half of all Americans have them by age 80. Cataracts happen when tiny proteins in your eye’s clear lens start to clump together. Over time, these clumps begin to block light as it passes through the lens...

5 Ways Aging Impacts Your Eyes Jun 1st, 2022

Comedian George Burns once said, “You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.” That includes “giving in” to many of the health problems — such as eye and vision issues — that can plague us as we get older. As a top ophthalmologist in Hialeah, Florida,...

What Red Eyes Can Tell You About Your Health May 1st, 2022

Most of us have had reddish-looking eyes from time to time due to allergies, smoke exposure, or other temporary causes. But eye diseases and other problems can also cause eye redness.  At Advanced Eye Center in Hialeah, Florida, Rodrigo Belalcazar, MD, has years of experience diagnosing the causes of eye redness and providing appropriate treatment....

Where Did the Dark Spots on My Skin Come From? Apr 7th, 2022

If there’s one thing Florida is known for, it’s beautiful, warm weather. With well over 200 sunny days every year, Florida isn’t called the Sunshine State for nothing. Still, as great as those warm rays feel on your skin, it’s important to remember that the ultraviolet (UV) energy contained in those rays...

Recovering From Laser Eye Surgery Mar 8th, 2022

When most people think of laser eye surgery, they think of LASIK (laser in situ keratomileusis), a popular type of refractive eye surgery that’s used to help people see without continually relying on glasses or contact lenses. But lasers are used in other types of eye surgeries, too.  As a...

5 Reasons to Consider Dermal Fillers Feb 1st, 2022

Every year in the United States, more than 3 million people have cosmetic filler treatments, making these injections the second most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, right behind Botox®, another injectable. Fillers are popular for good reason: They have a long safety profile, treatments are quick, results are long-lasting, and...

Common Signs of a Corneal Ulcer Jan 1st, 2022

When your vision is good, it’s easy to take it for granted. But your eyes are vulnerable to all sorts of injuries, including corneal ulcers, which are sores that can lead to a permanent loss of vision. As many as 75,000 corneal ulcers are diagnosed every year in the United...

What to Expect From Cataract Surgery Dec 12th, 2021

Nearly 25 million Americans aged 40 and older have cataracts, which is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens that dramatically impairs vision. Those numbers grow with age, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology says cataracts affect at least half of Americans aged 75 and up. Fortunately, cataract surgery is...

Plexr for More Vibrant Skin: 7 Complaints it Corrects Nov 14th, 2021

The Plexr® system uses state-of-the-art plasma technology to treat a number of cosmetic skin issues. At Advanced Eye Center in Hialeah, Florida, Rodrigo Belalcazar, MD, uses the Plexr system to help women and men get clearer, smoother, more youthful complexions — all without surgery, anesthesia, incisions, or downtime. What’s more,...

How Do Dermal Fillers Work? Oct 12th, 2021

About 3.4 million filler treatments were performed last year in the United States, making it the second most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure overall, with Botox® taking the top spot. There are plenty of reasons why dermal fillers are so popular: Treatment is quick, there’s no downtime, and the results...

Seeing Halos? Schedule a Glaucoma Evaluation Sep 12th, 2021

About 3 million American men and women have glaucoma, a progressive eye disease that’s a leading cause of permanent blindness in the United States and worldwide. Most people with glaucoma have no or few noticeable symptoms until vision loss occurs. As a result, as many as half of all Americans...

5 Benefits of Skin Tightening Aug 16th, 2021

Few things can age you as quickly as loose, droopy skin, which can become more common with age. The good news is that with the state-of-the-art Plexr® system, you can tone and tighten loose skin without resorting to surgery. At Advanced Eye Center in Hialeah, Florida, Rodrigo Belalcazar, MD, uses...

Are Your Droopy Eyelids Impairing Your Vision? Jul 21st, 2021

Your eyelids play an important role in protecting your eye health and vision. With every blink, your eyelids bathe your eyes and help wash away tiny impurities and germs to keep your vision clear. As we age, though, our eyelids can begin to sag and droop. Not only can sagging...

When You Need an Opthamalogist for Red Eyes Jun 30th, 2021

Pink or red eyes may look alarming, but they’re not always a sign of a serious problem. In fact, often, they’re caused by something as simple as a cold or allergy. Other times, though, reddish or pinkish eyes are a symptom of an underlying medical problem. It can be hard...

All About Plexr Skin Tightening May 26th, 2021

The skin around your eyes is one of the first areas to show signs of aging. That’s partly because the skin in those areas is very thin, making it easier for lines, wrinkles, and sagging to occur. Unfortunately, when your eyes look old and worn, it can wind up aging...

Understanding the Difference Between LASIK and PRK Surgery Apr 22nd, 2021

LASIK surgery has revolutionized vision care for millions of people with refractive vision problems, such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. But, despite its popularity and widespread use, LASIK — which stands for laser in situ keratomileusis — isn’t always the best choice for every patient. At Advanced Eye Center in...

Botox® or Fillers: Which Is Right for You? Mar 22nd, 2021

You hear it every day. The trendiest influencers on social media and celebrities in commercials think they’ve found the best way to get rid of your most frustrating flaws — even your friends and family chip in their two cents. With so much information available, it can be difficult to...