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Dr. Samuel Barone

Ophthalmology
Silver Spring, MD
23 years experience male

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Silver Spring, MD

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8630 Fenton Street, Suite 410, Silver Spring, MD
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

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49 Answers
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
No: The choroid is a part of the ocular anatomy that is within the eye wall. A nevus will have relatively no thickness so you would not be able to feel wi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Depends: Most common side effects when using voltaren (diclofenac) drops: burning or stinging; change in tear production; discharge; eye redness, irritation, o... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Blood sugar control.: When the blood sugar is elevated for an extended period of time, particularly if coupled with high blood pressure, it damages blood vessels throughout... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Growth of cells: During a posterior vitreous detachment, the vitreous in the middle of the eye peels off the retina that lines the inside of the eye wall. This change ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Usually not.: Unless there is a big difference in the prescription between the two eyes, you should not experience double vision when wearing your glasses. There ma... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
It can.: There are many different things that can cause headaches so the first thing to do is to make sure that the eye strain is the reason. Muscles inside th... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Absolutely: The only way to diagnose (and potentially treat) either of these processes that impact the retina in the back of the eye is through a dilated exam. Ho... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
No: Macular degeneration is a problem with the retina, the film in the back of the eye that captures light (just like film in a camera). The cornea is the... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Usually not.: There are muscles inside the eyes that contract when near work (like reading) is being performed. Prolonged periods of such contraction can lead to ey... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Yes: It depends on the reason for the decreased vision. Vision can be decreased because the light coming into the eye is not getting focused perfectly on t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Decreased vision: Both the wet and dry forms of armd cause decrease in central vision. Distortion is often an early symptom and an amsler grid is a good self screening ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Depends: There are many causes of glaucoma and some can even start at birth. If no specific cause has been identified, routine eye exams are recommended with a... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Yes: Uncontrolled blood sugar over an extended period of time, particularly with high blood pressure, can lead to blood vessel damage and subsequent diabet... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Yes: Vision requires the proper focusing of light coming into the eye, the conversion of that light into an electrical signal, and higher order processing ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
It can ...: However it has not been proven to be helpful. The age-related eye disease study (areds) demonstrated that high dose anti-oxidants are helpful in preve... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Epiretinal membrane: As a result of such things as inflammation inside the eye a thin layer of fibrous tissue can form on the surface of the retina in the back of the eye.... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Potentially: However, most diabetic retinopathy occurs after several years of high blood sugar, particularly in combination with high blood pressure. Studies show ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Depends: Most people experience distortion in the central vision as an early sign of age-related macular degeneration. There is a self-screening tool called an... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Decreased vision: Both the wet and dry forms of armd cause decrease in central vision. Distortion is often an early symptom and an amsler grid is a good self screening ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Retina damage: It is rare for diabetic retinopathy to go away completely once it has been diagnosed. Treatment of the retina with laser or medications, in addition t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Vision changes: The first symptom most people experience with macular degeneration is a change in vision. An amsler grid is a simple screening tool available for home... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Poosibly: There are many different things that can cause headaches so the first thing to do is to make sure that the eye strain is the reason. Musles inside the... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Possibly: There is a condition known as retinopathy of prematurity that has been linked to oxygen supplementation in premature infants. Neonatologists are very ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Generally not.: Muscles inside the eyes contract when near work (like reading) is being performed. Prolonged periods of such contraction can lead to eye strain and he... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Freeze therapy: When tears in the retina are identified, a goal of intervention is to seal the tear (like spot-welding it closed) to prevent fluid from getting undern... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Blood sugar control: Consistantly elevated blood sugar in diabetes damages blood vessels throughout the body, and the delicate nature of ocular tissues makes them particul... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Elevated retina: A retinal detachment is a separation of the retina from the eye wall. It can be caused by a tear or hole that allows fluid from the middle of the eye ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Eye exam.: An eye doctor, usually an ophthalmologist or a specialist in the diseases of the retina, diagnosis diabetic retinopathy through a careful eye exam tha... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Yes: There are musles inside the eyes that contract when near work (like reading) is being performed. Prolonged periods of such contraction can lead to eye... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Yes: Vitreous is the jelly-like substance in the middle of the eye that undergoes normal changes with age and peels off the retina in the back of the eye. ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Yes: Cell therapy generally involves stem or pluripotent cells that have the potential, under the right triggers, to grow into many different types of cell... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Exam: Testing for retinochoroiditis starts with a complete eye exam by an ophthalmologist. Ancillary eye testing might include an angiogram, photos, and an ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Yes: Vision requires the proper focusing of light coming into the eye, the conversion of that light into an electrical signal, and higher order processing ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Stem cell therapy: It involves the use of stem or pluripotent cells that, under the proper triggers, can grow into many different cell types. Stem cells are transplanted... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Many: However what most people are referring to when they say "macular degeneration" is the age-related type that is more common in older people and seems t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Exam: Testing for intraocular melanoma starts with a complete eye exam by an ophthalmologist. Ancillary eye testing includes an ultrasound of the eye, photo... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Vision changes: The first symptom most people experience with macular degeneration is a change in vision. An amsler grid is a simple screening tool available for home... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Advancing: There are currently no stem cell therapies that have been shown to be safe and effective to retinal disease. However research is being done and some p... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Possible: However, you should discuss these symptoms with your primary medical doctor as there are other potential and more serious causes that should be invest... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Yes: High hba1c (generally greater than 7.0) is an indicator of poorly controlled diabetes mellitus. When the blood sugar is elevated for an extended perio... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Sensorineural tissue: The retina lines the inside of the back wall of the eye and is responsible for capturing light, just like film in a camera. The retina converts this l... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
It depends: While everyone gets some degree of changes in the lens that are also known as cataracts, there is not really an association between retinal detachment... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Technically yes: In general when people use the term 'macular degeneration' they are referring to the age-related form, but technically there are other types. Age-rela... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Depends: Approximately 90% of people only have the dry form of age-related macular degeneration where the vision loss is slower and usually less significant. H... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Not yet: While there are several medications as well as stem cell and gene therapies that are currently being investigated, no treatment has been proven to be ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Yes.: There are many different things that can cause headaches so the first thing to do is to make sure that the eye strain is the reason. Musles inside the... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Stem cell therapy: It involves the use of stem or pluripotent cells that, under the proper triggers, can grow into many different cell types. Stem cells are transplanted... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Not for treatment...: But the best way to prevent diabetic retinopathy is with blood sugar and blood pressure control. Lifestyle (diet and exercise) play an important role ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Depends: Small or medium tumors can be treated locally with laser, cryotherapy, or local radiation therapy called plaque brachytherapy. Small tumors in the fro... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1999MD
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