Dr. Federico Mattioli

LASIK Surgery
Houston , TX
27 years experience male

Locations

Mattioli Vision Professionals

Houston , TX

Address

2200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 500, Houston , TX, United States
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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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
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LASIK Surgery

Licenses

United States: Florida, Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

173 Answers
23 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 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.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
No: Lasik is not indicated during pregnancy. One reasonable time frame is waiting for 3 normal cycles after pregnancy, and if not breastfeeding.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Typically no: Posterior blunt head trauma can cause optic nerve injury and lead to poor vision, but glaucoma refers to eye conditions involving eye pressures that a... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Only to see close up: Presbyopia refers to the inability to focus at near, usually people over 40 years old, "reading glasses" can correct the focus. For surgery, many fac... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Many: Varies by type of glaucoma. Common risk factors include older age and family history. Other factors are nearsightedness (open angle), farsightedness ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Many: Classified into primary and secondary types. Specific types include congenital, traumatic, medication induced, inflammatory, angle glaucoma (closed, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Not related: The medicine in advil (ibuprofen) is not known to adversely affect glaucoma. Advil (ibuprofen) has its own precautions to be aware of.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Yes if healthy eyes: If your eyes are healthy, eyesight can improve with contacts, glasses, orthokeratology, lens implants, prk, and other types of procedures. Limits of a... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: This class of medicines can cause pupil dilation which can cause an already narrow angle to become more narrow possibly blocking enough outward eye fl... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Healthy habits: Actually lowering the eye pressure will require medical treatments such as eye drops and/or various types of surgery. No smoking - smoking can result... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Practically speaking: Because the eye is living tissue, changes are always possible. Cataracts are permanently removed from the eye so they do not return. A clouding of t... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Absolutely not: Studies have shown that lasik is safe. It is highly predictable after the surgery. It has been performed for about 20 years. Around 32 million peopl... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Follow directions: Make sure you follow any instructions your eye surgeon has given you. This may include eyedrops, staying out of contact lenses, getting prescriptions... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Cause of blur?: Depends on the cause for blurry vision. In general terms, if vision is improved by glasses then chances are high that lasik will help. Candidacy eva... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Yes, reading and computer work are ok. These activities can lead to dryness of the eyes. Artificial tears and increasing blinking during these and o... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Unlikely: Marfan' s can cause several eye problems that may be aggravated by lasik. An internal lens problem is more common in marfan's and can be a cause of d... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Varies: Most people can see clear enough to drive the next day, but it may fluctuate even for several weeks due to natural healing processes as with any surge... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Normal to white,rare: When the natural lens is cloudy it is termed cataract. Most can not be seen just by looking at someone without the use of eye equipment. If it is ver... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Bone surgeon: Orthopedic surgeon. Some may specialize in a particular joint.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: The difference is that lasik is a type of laser eye surgery. Lasik refers to lasers to correct vision by reshaping the cornea. There are many other ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Not for the glaucoma: Ocuvite and similar vitamins developed for the eye have been studied for retinal conditions such as macular degeneration. There is no evidence that i... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Floater?: Very commonly a floater can cause a moving speck in the vision. A more stationary, constant speck in the central vision could indicate more serious c... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
No: There is no reason for open angle glaucoma to develop in this situation.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Eye check: Typical early diabetic cataracts are centrally located meaning they are blocking the vision right in the center. An evaluation with your eye surgeon ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: There is no known problem from computer use after cataract surgery. If prolonged, anyone may experience temporary eye fatigue and/or dryness. Focuse... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Dryness: Lasik can aggravate dry eye conditions. Dry eyes should be treated regardless if having lasik or not.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Blood flow: If you are flat and then get up, it could be from sudden blood flow leaving the head due to gravity. Dehydration, blood pressure, and some medication... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Not really: The pupil size varies with light exposure but vision will not change. Any non reaction or difference in size between pupils warrants an exam with the... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Reshaping the cornea: Lasik is a two step process where (1) a thin top of tissue is created and retracted and (2) a laser is used to reshape the cornea to create a refocusi... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Hyperopic contact lenses are common and can cover a wide range of prescriptions. See your eye doctor for the exam and measurements.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Scleral buckling is around the sclera, not involving the cornea, so it can be done. It can result in nearsightedness again because of the buckling ef... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Many: Trauma (head and/or eye), alcohol and other drugs, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, optic nerve tumors, brain tumors, some heart and... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Possibly: Depends on how much movement the nystagmus induces. Certain lasers have advanced enough trackers that can follow the movement of some nystagmus and t... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
No: Focusing at the same distance for long periods such as reading or computer use can cause fatigue and dryness but will not change your lasik.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Refractions: Hyperopia - eye focuses light too far behind the sharp spot. Commonly called farsighted myopia - eye focuses light too far in front of the sharp spot... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Studies have shown that lasik is safe. It has been performed for about 20 years. Around 32 million people worldwide have had it. As with any surgery... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Not common, see doc: This is not necessarily common, but you need to let your surgeon know and be evaluated. It may not be serious but as a lasik surgeon, i know we appre... Read More
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A 74-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Get seen : Variable reasons but blurred vision in one eye can be related to several conditions that would need treatment such as inflammation in the eye or nerve... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: As in anyone considering any procedure, the benefits of having the treatment must be greater than the accepted risk, of course. In your father's situ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Check other options: Technically possible, but there are other options that may have less adverse effect on the already compromised optic nerve (where the neuritis caused ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
More specific: How long does it stay blurry? Any medications? Very common reasons are dry eyes and nearsighted/farsighted/astigmatism errors. A good eye exam by an... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
None: Lasik surgery is an elective procedure. There aren't any signs that would make it a requirement. There may be situations (or simply the desire) when... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Eye floaters can be a sign of retinal problems that could lead to worsening vision and would be extremely important to have that evaluated with an oph... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Very likely: Typical results from prk are very good so it is very likely your goals could be achieved. A careful evaluation and discussion of your situation and o... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Most temporary: Many potential complications but the most serious are very unusual. Usually temporary side effects are glare, halos, light sensitivity, dry eye. A mo... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
LASIK or PRK: In general, results for nearsightedness and regular astigmatism are very good with either treatment. Many people achieve excellent vision after these... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Yes with prescriptio: If you have a valid prescription (less than one year old) you can. Many places will carry a large assortment of lenses, hopefully one with your presc... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
May affect vision: Lazy eye generally refers to an uncorrectable or partially correctable suboptimal vision in one or both eyes for any variety of reasons. Commonly, a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Strabismus: There are many types of strabismus. Depending timing, duration, pattern, age, associated symptoms, strabismus might be a minor issue or a bigger issu... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Ignore: Ask if blurred vision is from the shape of the cornea, and is it regular or irregular.
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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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