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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...