Dr. Ernesto Collazo is a graduate of New York University School of Medicine. He completed an Ophthalmology Research Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and an Ophthalmology Residency at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia.
Since completing a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus in 2002, Dr. Jiménez has gained an excellent reputation as a gifted cataract and refractive surgeon specializing in advanced technology intraocular lenses for the correction of Presbyopia and Astigmatism.
Dr. Collazo was recently showcased by Newsweek Magazine as one of the 15 leaders in laser eye surgery in the United States. This prestigious recognition is awarded to physicians who are internationally recognized for their commitment to excellence in ocular surgery and their leadership in the use of the most advanced technology.
Dr. Collazo is Director of the Department of Ophthalmology at SALUS in Guaynabo, PR - part of the renowned Mayo Clinic Care Network
Dr. Collazo has been honored in multiple occasions with the "Doctor's Choice Award" having been selected as one of the best ophthalmologists in Puerto Rico by his medical colleagues
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, or SLT, is a form of laser surgery that is used to lower intraocular pressure in glaucoma. It is used when eye drop medications are not lowering the eye pressure enough or are causing significant side effects. It may sometimes be used as initial treatment in glaucoma.
The most common complication of cataract surgery is clouding of the part of the lens covering (capsule) that remains after surgery, called posterior capsule opacification. If the cloudiness affects your vision, you may choose to have a laser surgery called Nd:YAG posterior capsulotomy to correct this problem.
Glaucoma is a group of diseases of the optic nerve involving loss of retinal ganglion cells in a characteristic pattern of optic neuropathy. Although raised intraocular pressure is a significant risk factor for developing glaucoma, there is no set threshold for intraocular pressure that causes glaucoma.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.
A cataract can occur in either or both eyes. It cannot spread from one eye to the other.
Most of the eyes interior is filled with vitreous, a gel-like substance that helps the eye maintain a round shape. There are millions of fine fibers intertwined within the vitreous that are attached to the surface of the retina, the eyes light-sensitive tissue.
Diabetic retinopathy is the result of damage to the tiny blood vessels that nourish the retina. They leak blood and other fluids that cause swelling of retinal tissue and clouding of vision. The condition usually affects both eyes. The longer a person has diabetes, the more likely they will develop diabetic retinopathy. If left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can cause blindness.
Macular degeneration, or age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 and older. It is a disease that destroys your sharp, central vision. You need central vision to see objects clearly and to do tasks such as reading and driving.