Destined for a long career as a diving and salvage officer in the Navy, Dr. Luis C. Gago, M.D., made a sharp turn and pursued medicine. Coming from a family of physicians he was constantly exposed to the wonderful ways he could help people. Today, Dr. Gago enjoys the relationships that he builds with his patients and the satisfaction of being able to help each one see better.
Dr. Gago has performed thousands of cataracts, laser eye correction, and glaucoma surgeries. By treating a patient’s cataract so they can see, helping a patient become more glasses-independent using a laser, or preventing a patient’s loss of vision from Glaucoma. Dr. Gago truly believes he can make a difference, by improving a person’s quality of life. By listening and understanding a patient’s fear of losing their vision, their driver’s license, or their independence, he can help by providing alternatives and treatments that will help ease their fears.
Dr. Gago considers himself fortunate to be in a field that is constantly evolving and allows him to apply these innovations to help improve each patient’s vision and care. The technological explosion in the ophthalmic field has led to great advances that benefit patients and their vision. With the advent of improved tools to remove cataracts and the emergence of intraocular implants that can correct astigmatism or provide youthful vision, patients have more options for their visual needs than ever before.
Patients seeking laser vision correction can take advantage of custom treatments that correct their specific visual prescription. For patients who are not candidates for laser vision correction, he can now offer an implantable contact lens that will take care of their visual needs. New minimally invasive glaucoma procedures also offer patients new treatment options, which help reduce or prevent the loss of peripheral vision from glaucoma. Additionally, Dr. Gago has years of experience in performing blepharoplasty, a procedure that removes excess skin from the upper eyelids that interfere with vision.
“Our goal at [Specialty Eye Institute] is to provide you the most advanced and best eye care possible. We work at making your visit a pleasurable and educational experience. Please ask questions, our outstanding staff and I want you to understand your diagnosis and options before you leave our office. I look forward to seeing you in our clinic.” — Luis Gago, M.D.
Luis C. Gago, M.D. Specialties
- Vision Issues
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Eye Pain
- Lasik Surgery
- Macular Degeneration
- Eye Exam