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Dr. Federico Mattioli

LASIK Surgery
Houston , TX
26 years experience male

Locations

Mattioli Vision Professionals

Houston , TX

Address

2200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 500, Houston , TX, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

UnitedHealthcare

Humana Insurance Company

About

Bio

In practice since 2001, fellowship trained refractive eye surgeon, performed 35,000 refractive eye surgeries. Interests are laser and lens implant technology. Further clinical research and development of new techniques/technology. Board certified by the American Board of Physician Specialties.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

LASIK Surgery

Licenses

United States: Florida, Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

173 Answers
23 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Arcus: Arcus refers to a bluish or grayish-white ring seen around the edge of the cornea, in front of the iris color. It occurs as lipids are deposited in t... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Not perfectly: Depending on the power of your mono vision, you may need a different glass prescription for each eye, so OTC readers likely won't work. A "computer" ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Similar : Mostly similar results but slower healing and possible haze formation with flap-less laser vision correction. Benefit is that all risks associated wi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
No: Although some surgeries may need to be stepped or staged to achieve a final result, a procedure would not be left incomplete in the operating room.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Possibly: Some redness is to be expected from the eye drops used and local irritation of the surgery and inflammation. Sometimes bruising over the white part o... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: The eye bank may or may not accept the cornea for a transplant but should be accepted for research purposes.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Typically yes: Cataract surgery sometimes negates the need for corrective eyewear after the treatment. An evaluation by an experienced lasik surgeon can help determ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Keratoconus is a progressive weakening of the cornea. Although not "curable", it may be slowed by gas permeable contact lenses ("hard" lenses), ribof... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
What is the pain?: Any eye pain that needs medication should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to determine the cause. If it is from glaucoma, the eye pressure may be ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
No: There is no known cure for glaucoma. Glaucoma requires careful monitoring and proper management when present.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Glasses or surgery: Presbyopia - inability to focus up close. Corrections include glasses or contacts, laser surgery such as lasik or prk, intraocular lens implants. Ea... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Possible help: Sometimes hard contact lenses such as gas permeable contact lenses can provide a controlled physical contact against the cornea to slow progression of... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
More specific: Depends on why vision is blurry. Very common reasons are dry eyes and nearsighted/farsighted/astigmatism errors. A good eye exam by an ophthalmologi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Pretty much: The distance vision can stay 20/20 until cataracts develop in older age. Near vision can start to blur in the early 40's.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Agree as stated: You may have been given an ointment or drops to use once the patch is off. Keep the area clean and don't forget the follow-up visit if you were asked... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
No: Defects someone would notice in daily life would be late in the disease. Specialized visual field tests can show defects much sooner but still after ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Several: It's an elective procedure which means you do not need to have it for medical reasons. Alternatives are contacts and glasses. Lasik is an effective p... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Nerve compromise: Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that result in optic nerve damage.Although there are many types and causes, "open angle" refers to normal draina... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Many: Treatments are glasses, contacts, corneal surgery such as lasik laser surgery, and lens implant surgery. Appropriate surgical procedures will vary de... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Until cataract out: The congenital cataract sits right behind the pupil, and may appear as the white spot. If this spot is the cataract, it will stay until surgically re... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Target: The desired vision per each patient (usually 20/20) is always targeted. In nearly all cases that is achievable with today's techniques. Typically, t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: The diagnosis itself does not mean surgery is automatically needed. Surgery is required when there is a secondary effect of the cataract causing or le... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Get evaluated: This can be from high blood pressure, tension headaches, or migraines for example. These are treatable conditions but an evaluation with an ophthalmo... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
More to it: Candidacy is based on many clinical factors determined during a full evaluation. Among these factors are vision, prescription, shape of the eye, heal... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Most likely: Depending on why you might need lasik again, most of the time it is possible. On some occasions, other treatments might be recommended instead. A th... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: The conditions are not mutually exclusive. Both can lead to significant vision loss and should be monitored and treated by an ophthalmologist.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Unusual: As with any surgery, named complications can be many, but problems are uncommon with icl. Of the most serious could be uncontrolled high pressure in ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
No: Lasik will not help people with optic atrophy. The nerve has for some reason suffered an injury and as such may not process light input/vision in a n... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
18-21: Fda approval for some lasik lasers is 18 years old and other lasers 21 years old. A stable prescription is also a considering factor for surgery.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Direct trauma or repeated trauma (boxers) can cause cataract formation. It can also cause further injury to the lens suspension system that can incre... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
No: There is no reason for open angle glaucoma to develop in this situation.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
No: More likely this will lead to eye fatigue and eye dryness which can affect vision, and eye drops can help temporarily. Good sleep is essential to bei... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Pressure can rise: Valium is in a class of drugs that the fda has listed as a contraindication because of a potential further reduction in the angle of the eye responsib... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Normal blinking is not a problem. A special lid holder is placed to keep the lids from closing all the way, even though you may feel like you blinked... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Side effects: Side effects such as effects on breathing are less common with selective than with non-selective beta blockers. If blockers are used in tablet form f... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
No: Not clear on what is being asked, but a stuffy nose is not a risk for glaucoma.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Possible, get seen: There are many possibilities for blurry vision such as inflammation, residual prescription, swelling, dryness, flap mal-position, to name a few. It i... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
None for best vision: In most instances, cataract surgery is an elective procedure. Glasses may correct the prescription, but the vision remains blurry due to the cataract... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
No: Not aware of any evidence that this would help for it, so can not specifically recommend it.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Notfor better vision: Unfortunately, if the nerve is completely damaged by glaucoma, vision recovery is not possible. It is the cable that carries light to the brain to ma... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
No: This lens is typically for people who are older than 40 years and need both distance and near vision correction, whether referring to a multifocal con... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Protein changes: Most common develops from natural protein changes in the lens of the eye, typically from aging and presumably long term uv exposure. It causes the le... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Although not all types of glaucoma are genetic, such as traumatic and medication induced, a very common type does have a higher incidence within famil... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
No: Lots of terminology in vision correction surgery, such as lasik (laser in situ keratomileusis). Lasix (furosemide) is not a surgery, but a brand medi... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Type of lasik: Zyoptix refers to a particular laser platform of the lasik procedure. Depending on your vision characteristics as determined by a specific preop lasi... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Careful monitoring: Cause of thinning is important to know. There are several specific tests for glaucoma, but it is not always obvious in early stages. Eye pressure is... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Need to monitor: Eye pressure is the most simple to test but incomplete. A single measurement of 24 and very young age may not cause any problem. Careful monitoring b... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Flaps: Prk may be preferred by some airline companies due to perception of flap complications, or postop halos or dryness but that also can occur with prk. ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
Lasik doc: Candidacy determination is based on multiple factors that your lasik surgeon can evaluate. Prescription, eye health including special testing of the ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 26 years experience
It can be treated: Prescription eye drops for eye allergies are very effective and can be used after lasik. Avoid rubbing the eyes at any time.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mattioli is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mattioli is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I am not sure I would like mono vision.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Just wasted $600. Oh well. Digital measurement--hah!
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Texas Tech University School of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Lasik Surgeon, Third Place, National - Winter
2013
Top Lasik Surgeon, Third Place, National - Summer
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Association of Physician Specialists, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, International Society of Refractive Surgery, Pan-American Association of Ophthalmologists, Texas Medical Association, Harris County Medical Society
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