From Corneoplastique to Cataract surgeries. More than twelve years ago my brother (a boat captain) Mark Puthuff was in a horrible accident, it was the first time I met Dr. Arun C. Gulani. My brother had one of his first Corneoplastique surgeries. This surgery removed scaring, restoring his perfect vision which was so vital to his job. Today Dr Gulani is a world famous eye surgeon. My mother and I had appointments with him at Gulani Vision Institute. Where he came into the waiting room an greeted everyone by name, he spent so much time with us answering questions, explaining everything with such passion, talking to us like friends. I can't wait to have my Cataract surgery. I thought I would have to wait years until I was almost blind before it was possible. I never thought such a famous doctor would spend the time to share his dreams of the future with us. - Karen O'Brien
Just a follow up to my previous post: Dr Galani performed a very difficult cataract surgery on my husband,Skip. The cataracts were over 10 years old and the procedure was extremely specialized. That it why we chose Dr. Galani because of his knowledge and expertise with difficult cases. Skip's pupils took over 45 minutes to dilate. We knew that Dr Galani would be able to do this unusual surgery with the best outcome. - Ginny Christ
What an amazing experience it has been! I'm in complete awe of the way I can view life! I had the pleasure of actually having my favorite school instructor assist this beyond amazing doctor in my surgery! Thank you Natera Austin and Dr. Arun C. Gulani - Tianna Sutton
High five to Dr. Arun C. Gulani and his staff. When all the other eye doctors informed me that my eye could never be fixed Dr. Gulani stepped up to the plate and proved them all wrong. And by Dr. Gulani's art of repairing vision. I am now able to join the U.S military! - David Purcell
Had very successful eye surgery performed by world renown eye surgeon. Met folks from all over the world who had traveled to JAX to receive help from Dr. Galani for extremely serious vision problems. Highly recommend him!! - Sharon Leahy
Big Ups to Dr. Gulani! The best at what he does.. - Vickston Perez
Frank's Journey to 20/20 Vision
Frank and I travel forty minutes by car to get to Gulani Vision Institute. Others travel from distant parts of the globe, all with the same hope, that Dr. Gulani will restore our vision as he has done for so many. Some like Frank, had been told surgery probably would not improve their vision or had been disappointed with the outcome of a surgery. Dr. Gulani had been able to correct my vision, so it was natural that Frank would turn to him for help.
I would not have believed I would be able to see so well and now Frank can experience the clarity of 20/20 vision. It is truly life changing.
Dr. Gulani views each patient as someone who should expect the best vision. His passion is to design a plan to meet that expectation, no matter your age or needing to correct a problem left unresolved for a very long time or having been told by other doctors that nothing more can be done. Dr. Gulani works with a dedication which is a joy to behold and those of us who have been lucky enough to have been his patients are grateful.
I say again, "seeing is believing.........literally!"
Dr. Arun Gulani with Frank DeStefano
Vision Beyond 20/20
Another wonderful visit with Dr. Arun Gulani. - Josephine Perez
With #Gulani if you have dry eyes corneal disease , Sjögren's syndrome which in all rights is very complex issues.Please go see him!! Love him!! Arun C. Gulani he is an artist in his field from going legally blind to 20/20 God is good and he sends you to the right people! You know when other Physicians tell you they can't help you But then God sends you that help and help for me and my family has been Dr. Gulani! Doctor Gulani not only cares about the issue but about the person and the family attached to the issue. I will be able to watch my babies grow. I am so thankful to God for blessing Dr. Gulani with the gift and knowledge to do what he does. That is to help people!! Thank you so much for all you do! - Earline Flick
Where the world comes to fix their complications, yet everyone gets treated like family. - Annette Giles
Dr Gulani! Has Ben's vision beyond 20/20! So impressed with a dr who believes in taking care of his patients like family!! - Ginger Gray
Have keratoconus since i was 14, every Dr i knew told me i will need a corneal transplant!! But Dr Arun C. Gulani didn't give up on me!! He implant some intacs to stop my cornea from keep growing and he didn't stop there i have another surgery where he reshape my cornea!! He is not just a Dr and a Friend he is an artist!! Thanks Dr Gulani!! - Annie Cruz
My wife's vision after Dr. Gulani's work has vastly improved to the Extent she will soon be able to drive again which is a great gain in our lives!! - Nick Scicluna
24 years ago I had RK surgery. The RK incisions never really healed and joined neighboring tissue through fibrous tissue distorting light. I had 16 incisions in each eye and to top it off they were crooked incisions. With the years the complications included susceptibility to infections, distortion and flattening of my cornea, weakening of the eye, and constantly changing vision that shifted from nearsightedness to farsightedness throughout the day. I had horrible night vision that resulted from night lights scattering at the radial cuts making driving at night impossible. This was made worse because my two eyes had very different prescriptions, one eye would see an object larger than the other eye. This would cause severe eye strain, headaches, and daily unsteadiness.
In the next few hours Dr. Arun C. Gulani will perform the seemingly impossible task of going through this broken window of an eye and insert a new refractive lens. He magically gave me vision in the left eye last year. To another successful surgery! See you all soon! Literally!
"You can't do anything about the incisions that distort light and make your vision fluctuate and deteriorate. A corneal transplant would take two years to heal and the risk of infection is extremely high," specialists all over the country. For Dr. Arun C. Gulani, impossible is not the answer. He manages to give vision to people like me daily and no stitches! I'm forever grateful to Paula Elliott Estefan and Dr. G for giving me hope and the ability to see again. - Marina Douenat
Dr.Gulani is # 1, when it comes to complex eye surgery and at the same time treat everybody like family
I was 9 years old when I first got glasses, other doctors have told me for years my problem could not be fixed.
Thanks to Dr. Gulani I can now see without glasses.
I am Happy to hear he is now teaching in Copenhagen, Denmark in September.
Maybe I will see you In Copenhagen. Dr. Gulani - Ulla Caswell
My sister Roger Dale Griffis, our friend Earl (Frog) Echols and I visited Gulani Vision Institute this past Tuesday. I must say we had a very pleasant 'EYE' opening experience! Dr. Gulani and his team are genuinely focused on the well being of each person in their care. They present a professional environment while making you feel right at home like you're family. Dr. Gulani explained to each of us our case and options to obtain the optimum success provided through his innovative technology. He is a truly gifted ophthalmologist and a foremost leader in his profession. He travels worldwide sharing his knowledge and expertise with other doctors because he cares and knows it will make a difference in many lives. He has already provided my other sister, Charlotte Davis with better vision when she had begun to believe there was no hope. People from all over the country and the world including celebrities and doctors travel to Jacksonville, FL to Dr. Gulani's facility for state of the art optical surgery and exceptional care. He says he is blessed and I agree. If you are in need of a 'clear vision' you need to see Dr. Gulani. - Tynee Horton
Doctor who doesn't back off!
My son who just graduated law school was told nothing could be done to correct his eyes. Dr. Gulani was anxious to come up with a unique plan to fix the problem. He has treated us like family since day one. We were one of several surgeries this morning with patients from around the world. Thank you Dr. Gulani You are a true artist. - Rosemary Klempin
My husband had 8 Rk incisions from previous surgeries on his left eye and epi lasik also. He had a lot of scarring , double vision , difficulty seeing at night. Dr. Gulani repaired his vision on his left eye in November with an exceptional outcome . No double vision and now he can see at night . He just cannot say enough about this outstanding Doctor that takes on the simplest to the most extreme eye surgeries on patients from all around the world. Now today we are back to have surgery on the right eye. We are true believers in Dr. Arun C. Gulani . My husband's opthalmologist did not believe in eye surgeries until she started doing his follow up visits, since we live in Tennessee. She could not believe how clear his left eye was post surgery, especially after the scars were all removed. She recommended that if he was going to have the right eye done then he should go ahead and get it done right away., So here we are for round 2. Thank you Dr. Gulani for all of your knowledge and all you have done for our family. Now I am not afraid to ride with my husband at night when he is driving. -Angie Rymer
Hi everyone, Below is my husband's account of his eye surgery. "I thank God for Dr. Gulani for using him as an instrument for the corneal eye surgery that I underwent. After speaking with Dr.Gulani I felt his confidence, passion, and desire to do the best that he could and he delivered just that!!" Operation Day 1: some pain following hours after the surgery. Day 2: Zero pain. I was ecstatic!! I was so amazed that I told Dr. Gulani that it felt like I didn't have surgery the day before. Day3: some pain and watery eye. Day 4: just chillin and following docs orders I am so grateful for Dr. Arun C. Gulani Gulani and I pray God's blessings be upon him! - TriciaAnn Lashley-Bell
Worlds Repair Center!
Here I am minutes after my laser surgery after I was told that I was not a candidate.
Day one after surgery and I have perfect vision. Not only did I never think it was possible. Not only did I get perfect vision but I feel like family! Thanks Dr. Arun C. Gulani - Megan Tyrell
Vince Desai with Monica Desai
I love having a world renowned eye surgeon right in my back yard! Dr. Gulani goes above and beyond to keep my eyes healthy, so I can take better care of my patients. #doctorsdoctor
Personal touch in vision clarity..for the whole world! Still able to see perfectly with this guys help! Yeah! - Michelle Taylor Wigler
Below is my husband personal account of his second surgery
Hey everyone it's me again went back and had surgery on my right eye. This is day four and Im doing just fine. Toughest part to this is that Im in a dark room for five days but thats to aid the healing process. I highly recommend Dr. Arun C. Gulani if you have scarring on the cornea and don't wish a transplant. Below are pics of the scar before and after. - Tricia-Ann Lashley Bell
KERATOCONUS TO 20/20! Here I am after my special laser technique with Arun C. Gulani seen 20/20 without glasses despite my keratoconus. Dr. Gulani treats the most difficult cases that other doctors will not attempt. He's definitely my miracle eye doctor. Forever thankful - Ley Flowers
Tears of gratitude formed in my eyes this morning. The dilation of the surgery had finally lifted. I excitedly went outside for the newspaper; I could see details in the distance I never expected to see so clearly! I unfolded the paper. I could read all but the smallest print. “Thanks, Dr. Gulani,” I whispered aloud. “Thanks so much!” I had not seen as well since I stopped wearing hard contacts in the 1990s. That was before I opted to have 3 Lasik surgeries to address my near-sightedness. The procedures were partially successful. I was less nearsighted; I could get by without glasses, but I had a new problem, astigmatism, caused by distortion and irregularities of the cornea. This ‘side-effect’ could not be addressed because my cornea was too thin and fragile for another procedure. My acuity had been compromised, so my vision was far from ideal. I called it ‘sloppy’ vision. I resigned myself to see that way forever, then cataracts formed and my sloppy vision became sloppier. Driving at night, and in the rain, was risky. To see ‘well enough’ I needed a lot of light, or another procedure. I asked my ophthalmologist, a well-respected eye surgeon, about surgery. He hedged. He said my eyes would be tricky because of the 3 Lasik surgeries, perhaps a doctor with experience doing surgery on eyes that have endured multiple refractive procedures would be a good idea. I am grateful to him for his honesty. I vowed to find the best physician I could find. I trolled; I saved a newspaper article about Dr. Gulani and tucked it away. As my vision declined, I dug out the article and made an appointment. At first I thought that Dr. Gulani came on too strong, but I instinctively respected him, so I listened, as did my husband. Then we returned home to research the pros and cons of various intra ocular lens implants (IOLs) and possible issues of cataract surgery on patients who have had multiple Lasik procedures. We made another appointment with the doctor to ask questions. Dr. Gulani was generous with his time, patient in his explanations, and plain-spoken about the challenges. He made few promises. Yet he was clearly excited about using his expertise to help me. He didn’t hedge; he welcomed the challenge! He promised to consider my preferences, the limitations of my eyes, my interests and the type of work I do. (I am a college professor.) He said he would get me as close to great vision as possible. Physicians of such intellect, commitment, and generosity of spirit are uncommon. I tried to hold back my expectations, but I thought I had a chance for good vision with Dr. Gulani. I believed in him, so did the people sitting in his waiting room with me. They had traveled from all over the country to see the doctor. Some people had come from abroad. Since many of them had issues more complicated than mine, I figured I was in good hands. Every time I saw Dr. Gulani greet another challenging patient he was clearly pumped about what he might be able to do to restore their vision. Since we can’t know what our doctors’ know, we have to trust them. Like most people in the academic world, I admire exceptional expertise, so I check for credentials and experience. I also look for physicians who act out of head and heart, really bright people with a passion for helping people, even challenging people, not just the easy, safe ones. Dr. Arun C. Gulani is this sort of doctor. He changes lives every day. No wonder he is so charged up! As soon as he lays his eyes on your eyes, he starts developing a strategy unique to you. He lives to do it. Thumbs up for the Doc and his terrific staff! Thanks a million. Lucky me! - Ann Engram Smith
Jeanne and I with Dr. Arun C. Gulani, Our ophthalmologist whom we chose thru many to treat an uncommon disease in Jeanne's eye. This man of God so blessed with talent and compassion enabled my wife to see in her left eye. So unusual for a Doctor to open up his practice on a Sunday, let alone a holiday weekend to check on her progress and correct a complication due to her disease. This extraordinary man makes his patients (and spouses) family to him as a brother in Christ. Thank you for the special care Dr. Arun C. Gulani and staff. - Gary Anderson
My heart is overwhelmed to know that I made the right decision coming to Jacksonville, FL. Meeting with Dr Arun C. Gulani, a World Reknowned Opthalmologist and truly gifted man. Exceptionally professional and utterly compassionate. A true gift from God. To take time out on a Sunday and holiday too make sure my eye was healing properly.
This has been an off the charts learning experience for me. But this awesome talented gifted man walked me through all the ups and downs of this Family disease called Pseudo Exfoliation which seems to attach itself to the female counterparts.. Not ever having knowing this, but realize now I can help and share this to my girls and female relatives associated with my mom and grandmother who suffered with this no name disease. Thank you Dr. Arun C. Gulani, for your immense willingness to go the extra mile to be cutting edge and to be fearless. I wish I could bring you to Tennessee.
Thank you so so much. Heading home to complete my healing and will be returning in three weeks to complete this process. My eyes couldn't be in any better hands. You are my Miracle Worker. If only all Dr's. would be as awesome as you. - Jeaane M. Ciccio-Anderson
Passion + State of the Art Technology=
We cannot recommend Dr. Arun C. Gulani highly enough for complex eye conditions! His care and personal attention to his patients is superb. Thank you, Dr. Gulani! - Chris Dahlgren
Wow! The first day of my new vision! God bless Dr. Gulani, an accomplished healer who takes the cases other doctors fear. Here I am with both cataracts removed and clearer vision despite the multiple RK cuts in my corneas. Even my near vision seems to be improved. It was wonderful to observe how well every one of the patients at Gulani Vision is treated and how pleased each is with the result. No wonder people from around the world come here for his help! After all his intensity in planning and preparing for my surgery, it was a joy to take a few moments to celebrate the results. - Connie Combs
"World's final Destination for perfect vision"
Not only Dr Arun C. Gulani fixes the most complex cases, but his personal touch and passion is what really makes the difference. I can now return to my hobby of photography with 20/20 vision!..........Deward Benton
To find the world's most sought after eye surgeon who other leading eye surgeons fly their patients and themselves too. Like myself who was legally blind in the one eye and a bad astigmatism and no other eye surgeons wanted to operate on me. Dr.Gulani still brought me to 20/20 15 years ago because he did the cataract surgery in a such a way that I am still seeing 20/20 10 years later. He's personalble, you see him first time and every time you go. Why would anyone consider going anywhere but here in Jacksonville, FL?! Arun C Gulani- Carolyn Maynard
Reputation backed by results.
I am an aviator by trade so my vision is extremely important to me both personally and professionally. When it came time to select a doctor for my special vision needs all the research pointed me to Gulani Vision and Dr. Arun Gulani.
When you set foot inside you are never treated as just a number you are treated with respect, unequaled service by both the staff and the Dr. And you always see him personally and are never farmed off to an assistant.
PRK was performed on my eyes and after a week I returned and was tested and informed that I was seeing beyond what I expected. 20/10 vision was life changing, at the time of this writing it has been nearly 2 years since my surgery and I continue to see like a hawk with my 20/10 vision without any complications.
Dr. Gulani won't let you down. - Sam Houston
Dr. Arun gulani, thanks for teaching me the difference between Fact and Faith: Fact is when any doctor diagnoses illnesses in a report. Faith is when good doctors like you give their patients the strength to see. When other doctors gave up on my eyes, you are the one who designed the surgery for me. You are extremely talanted and passionate and also a very wonderful human being. You and your staffs are very caring and treat you like a family. You are truly a Doctor's Doctor - Swagatika Tripathy
Thank you, Dr. Gulani, for accomplishing a very complicated cataract surgery on Edna! Using innovative, advanced laser techniques, he was able to remove her cataract when it appeared impossible to do. Now on to the other eye's cataract! - Chris Dahlgren
I am posting this video of my wonderful wife having her follow up with Dr. Gulani after her Pterygium surgery. This is amazing, because an eye is not suppose to look this perfect just hours after having a huge Pterygium surgery. I wanted to show the level of professionalism Dr. Gulani has in what he does. I noticed that with my wife, Dr. Gulani took it very personal and I am forever grateful of that. This was a difficult and intense Pterygium surgery. I want to extend my gratitude and to thank you for taking your valuable time to operate and finally remove this type of advance Pterygium my spouse had. I want this video to serve as an example that yes it can be done and to help inspire other eye surgeons to raise the bar of excellence like Dr. Gulani has. Once again thanks to my friend Dr. Gulani and a happy belated birthday. May God continue to bless everything that you do. - Hector Norona
I had lasik surgery which had gone bad. My vision was very poor, couldn't barely see anything out of my left eye. I had both of my eyes corrected with Dr. Arun C. Gulani and couldn't be happier. When I came here I saw patients from all over the world and this is the worlds final destination for all complications. - Deborah Cummins Mahanay
World's repair center!
I had bad blinding scars on my right eye due to a Lasik complication. I was sent to Dr. Arun C. Gulani and he immediately knew what was wrong with me. Here I am Day 1 after surgery without any problems and already seeing so much better. While I was here I got to meet people from all I've the world and they are all flying back without any issues. Thank you Dr. Arun C Gulani! - Melissa Kay
Dr. Gulani, the world famous eye surgeon, and I on Day One after my surgery. I had a very complicated cataract that required advanced techniques. He has invented some of the tools used in lasik surgery, is a teacher and has an international practice. I am so blessed that an appointment was arranged for me.- Nancy Altman