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Dr. Martin Mayers

Ophthalmology
Holtsville, NY
43 years experience

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Ophthalmology

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English

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
URI or Allergy: You probably have an upper respiratory tract infection (URI) or allergy. You possibly have a "strep throat" and should consult your primary care physi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Jaundice: Yellow eyes are worrisome. It could indicate liver disease such as hepatitis. Consult with your primary care physician as soon as possible.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
No: "eye surgery" encompasses many different eye operations. There are conservative non-surgical therapies that may be tried in some cases. For instance, ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
No: Macular degeneration affects the retina which is in the bak of the eye. The cornea is the clearr covering in the front of the eye. Unfortunately corne... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
No: If the "wandering" eye developed in an otherwise health eye after childhood the individual may very likely be seeing different images from the two eye... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Safety and expense: Laser surgery is generally more precise and safer than surgery done by blade. Many eye operations however can only be done by blade. In situations whe... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Yes: Smoking can interfere with healing of your eye and should be discontinued before eye surgery. Alcohol consumption could be a problem and you should sp... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
CL optical zone: It could be that your pupils are larger than the optical zone of the contact lenses. You should check this out with eye care provider.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Yes,: The water in a pool is not the same as your own natural tears, and could damage the surface of your corneas. You should consult with a local eye do... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Variable: It depends on how much damage the eye sustained prior to your surgery. If the eye was otherwise in good shape, vision should return within 4 to 8 week... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Stop the Naphcon A: Excessive use of eye drops containing preservatives can cause a condition called "medicamentosa". Treatment involves stopping the offending eyedrop a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Yes: Retinochoroiditis refers to inflammations/infections affecting the retina primarily and the choroid secondarily. The retina contains the photorecept... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Not in the long term: Drops that make your eyes "white" usually contain a chemical that shrinks the blood vessels. Chronic use can lead to rebound -when the drop wears o... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
You would want to?: If your laser eye surgery is for glaucoma or retinal problems you will still need glasses. If your laser eye surgery was done to reduce your dependenc... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Yes: If your are nearsighted (myopic), have astigmatism, or have different prescriptions for your two eye you will need a prescription from your eye doctor... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Yes: Lasers are tools that your eye surgeon uses to treat many different eye problems. Laser done for nearsightedness and farsightedness should reduce your... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
They could: If the lenses were not prescribed by an eyecare specialist they could even permanently damage your eyes. If they were prescribed by an eyecare prov... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Possible allergy: You might be allergic to an ingredient, or be using them too vigorously. Take an eye cleanser pad vacation. If your condition worsens see your eye car... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Yes: If you are farsighted and wear glasses that are too strong, your eyesight without glasses might deteriorate faster than otherwise. However your eyesig... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
No: No, ......And that is another reason why you shouldn't sleep with your contact lenses.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Surgical removal: Enucleation is reserved for blind eyes that are painful or cosmetically unappealing to the patient. The eyeball is surgically removed and replaced wit... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
No: Colorblind is a condition that people are generally born with. It is not a complication of lasik surgery.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
No: Unless you have underlying accomodative esotropia, computer use will not cause your eyes to cross. If you have accomodative esotropia whenever you foc... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Yes: "wandering" eyes are often "lazy eyes" or what a doctor would call ambylopic. If the wandering eye is not amblyopic the person will likely see double... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mayers is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, NY
Graduated 1979MD
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