Juan Ayala-Haedo, MD, PhD, MPH, an Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon with Aran Eye Associates

Get to know Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Juan Ayala-Haedo, who serves patients throughout the State of Florida.

Dr. Ayala-Haedo joined Aran Eye Associates in 2018 as an oculofacial plastic surgeon with over 17 years of clinical experience. His current practice focuses on both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, as well as noninvasive rejuvenation techniques. He adapts the latest technologies to his procedures while always addressing the patients’ needs.

Preserving eyesight as a top priority, Aran Eye Associates is a team of highly skilled eye care professionals working together to provide excellence in eye care in South Florida. The conveniently located centers are equipped with the latest technological advancements which enable the doctors to provide a broad range of diagnostics and surgical services including: cataract surgery, corneal surgery / transplant, vitreoretinal surgery, glaucoma surgery, oculoplastic surgery, and laser vision correction.

With a broad educational background, Dr. Ayala-Haedo attained his medical degree from the National University of Asuncion School of Medicine in Asuncion, Paraguay. There, he graduated Summa Cum Laude before continuing his studies with both a PhD and a MPH from the University of Miami. His PhD studies focused on gene-environmental interactions and the pathogenesis of ocular diseases. Subsequently, his MPH studies focused on evaluating the interventions that would promote bioethical research in developing nations.

Furthering his education, Dr. Ayala-Haedo completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Rochester Flaum Eye Institute before returning to Miami where he successfully completed an advanced fellowship in oculofacial plastic surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. His research in oculofacial plastic surgery centered on the role of stem cells in the pathogenesis of thyroid eye disease.

Prior to joining the team at Aran Eye Associates, Dr. Ayala-Haedo served as the Medical Director of a regional center in South Florida. 

Oculoplastics, or oculoplastic surgery, includes a wide variety of surgical procedures that deal with the orbit (eye socket), eyelids, tear ducts, and the face. It also deals with the reconstruction of the eye and associated structures. An oculofacial plastic surgeon (also known as ophthalmic plastic surgeon, facial reconstructive surgeon, or oculoplastic surgeon) is an ophthalmologist (medical doctor and eye surgeon) who is specialized in cosmetic and reconstructive aspects of the eyelids, the lacrimal (tear) system, the orbit (the bony cavity surrounding the eye), and the adjacent face. 

The recipient of many honors and awards, Dr. Ayala-Haedo is active in various organizations responsible for promoting research and making healthcare more accessible in developing countries. He has published various book chapters and abstracts, and has presented his research at numerous national and international conferences where he has been invited to be a guest speaker. 

In his spare time, he enjoys being out on the water, traveling with his family, and volunteering with different community projects. He is fluent in English, Spanish, German, and French & experienced with Italian and Guarani. 

Learn More about Dr. Juan Ayala-Haedo:
Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/8283-Juan-Ayala-Haedo-Ophthalmologist or through Aran Eye Associates, http://www.araneye.com/juan-ayala-haedo-m-d- 

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