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Dr. Jay Pepose

Ophthalmology
Chesterfield, MO
40 years experience

Locations

Office

Chesterfield, MO

Address

1815 Clarkson Road, 13134 Tesson Ferry Road, Chesterfield, MO
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About

Bio

Dr. Pepose is an expert in cataract, LASIK, and refractive surgery. He is Medical Director of Pepose Vision Institute and Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Washington University in St Louis. He is the Executive Editor of The American Journal of Ophthalmology and on the editorial board of the Journal of Refractive Surgery and has written over 180 peer reviewed articles. He is the recipient of the Cogan Award from ARVO, the Gold Fellow Award from ARVO, and the Senior Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Pepose is cited in America's Top Doctors and in Best Doctors in America. He lectures widely on treatment for presbyopia and other ocular conditions.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

43 Answers
13 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
No. Due to dry eyes.: Exposure to wind and extreme temperatures can accelerate tear evaporation. Part of having dry eye syndrome is the inability for the eyes to respond no... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Described: Nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism can all result in bad vision. Dry eyes, cataract, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy are al... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
It depends: This depends on the type of eye surgery and your underlying conditions. Uncomplicated cataract and lasik surgery generally has very rapid visual recov... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Yes: Yes. The tears break up quickly in many patients with computer vision syndrome. This may reflect the lower blink rate and increased tear evaporation. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
True: Orthokeratology uses a series of contact lenses worn at night to flatten the cornea. It is a non-surgical method to treat low levels of nearsightednes... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Different ways: The most common method is goldmann tonometry, but newer tonometers have become available that take into account the biomechanical properties of the co... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
See an EyeMD: Blunt trauma can induce a separation of the vitreous gel which is inside the eye behind the lens. It can also damage the iris root and lead to increas... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Medical School: Ophthalmologists (eyemds) are doctors of medicine or osteopathy who complete 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, an internship, and a 3 yea... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
None: There is no color of sunglass that harms your eyes, although they may alter contrast sensitivity or perception of true colors. What can damage your ey... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Usually from dryness: The most common cause of blurry vision at work is from dryness. The environment may be dry and also you tears evaporate quickly when you stare at a co... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Color contact lenses: Color contact lenses can be opaque to fully change the appearance of your iris color or tinted to enhance the color of people with lightly colored eye... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
No: There is no natural way to improve bad peripheral vision, but some studies suggest that you can improve your peripheral awareness and processing. This... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Eye exams: Glaucoma is the irreversible loss of peripheral vision, diagnosed by a visual field and examination of the optic nerve and nerve fibers.. Glaucoma is... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
No: Using the computer too much at night will not permanently affect your vision. However, we normally blink 720 times per hour, but when you stare at the... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Yes: In the past argon laser trabeculoplasty and more recently selective laser trabeculoplasty can be applied to an area near the iris root in an effort to... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
It depends: Prk has a longer visual recovery than lasik. Like the epidermis of the skin, the cornea has an outer (epithelial) layer that takes around 5 days to r... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Yes: There are special contact lenses that can reshape the cornea to treat low levels of nearsightedness. This is called orthokeratology. However, one must... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Dryness and erosions: Tear production is lower when we rest and sleep. Eye movement stops before we start dreaming and enter REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. If there is no ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Frequently: We normally blink around 1000 times per hour, but when you stare at a computer your blink rate may go down and tears evaporate faster. The surface ten... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
A test of visual acuity measures how many clock hours an object viewed at a given distance will subtend on your retina.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
There are a number of on-line tests of near and distance acuity. One good site is www.Preventblindness.Org/eye_tests/. There are also some vision test... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Several ways: There are a number of ways to measure corneal thickness. Ultrsound is the most common way. Also, there are a number of optical ways to determine corne... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
No: If you see well at distance without glasses or contacts, that is fine. Not wearing glasses, even if needed, does not hurt or damage your eyes, if you ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
It depends: It depends. If you are wearing soft contact lenses, generally 2 weeks is adequate. For toric contacts or gas permeable contacts, 3 or more weeks may b... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Around a week: While pink eye has a number of causes, the most common is infection with adenovirus, of which there are 53 serotypes. It can also cause a febrile res... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
No: Lasik is performed after administrating numbing drops. Patients feel some pressure during the creation of the flap. It is possible to have a scratchy,... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
It depends: Lasik, lasek, icl implantation and cataract surgery generally take around 20 mintues and are ususally performed with mild sedation and topical anesth... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
It is common.: The most common "grey spots" on the white of the eye are called pingueculae. These grey spots generally are nasal or temporal and are caused by "actin... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Many reasons: Smoking has been shown to increase the risk of infection related to surgery or contact lens use. It is also associated with a higher prevalnce of cata... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Sometimes: Smoking and second hand smoking increases the risk of developing macular degenreration, which can negativelly impact central vision. It also has been ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Pain: The cornea has more nerve endings than any part of the body, even your fingertiip. Corneal abrasions are painful, may have reflex tearing and light se... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Yes: There are a number of on-line tests of near and distance acuity. For example, www.Preventblindness.Org/eye_tests/ is a good resource. There are also v... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Usually: It is possible to wear contatcs for sometic purposes, such as to change your eye color. It is important to realize that these are medical devices. Do ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Rose color: Fl-41 is a rose colored filter found to be useful in patients with migraine headaches, blepharospasm, and other light-sensitive conditions. Fl-41 was ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
No: No. Corneal transplants can be full thickness and involve all layers of the cornea, or partial thickness and just involve the inner layer. Eye excersi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Many: The best options for vision correction must be customized to each patient. For some patients, lasik, lasek or prk are good options. For those who are ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
It doesn't: The eye color is determined by the pigmentation of the iris. The intraocular lens is placed behind the iris after removal of the cloudy lens (cataract... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Many things: A number of conditions can cause a sudden blackout of vision. Most of these are vascular events affecting important structions in the visual pathway, ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
A few things: You need to bring disinfecting solutions, contact lens cases, and replacement contact lenses according to the schedule recommended by your eye doctor.... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
No.: The contact lens prescription can give you an idea of the degree of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism you may have, but it does not let ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Probably: Since most pinkeye is caused by adenoviral infection, the use of redness relied eye drops does not treat the underlying cause. While it likely does no... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
See your eyeMD: Corneal abrasions can be very painful. Patching is not recommended and a topical antibiotic should be prescribed. In some cases, placement of a bandag... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Yes: Looking off into the distance may relax the ciliary muscles, which can spasm during extensive computer use. A study in japan also indicated that warm ... Read More

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Dr Jay Pepose is a world-renowned cataract and refractive surgeon, as well as researcher. Dr. Pepose has conducted many clinical trials that have helped eye surgeons make improved choices on intraocu...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Pepose is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pepose is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! very good thank u sir :)
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UCLA School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1982MD

Awards

Cogan Award, ARVO Fellow, AAO Senior Honor Award
Best Doctors in America, America's Top Doctors
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