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Dr. Benjamin Rubin

Ophthalmology
Potomac, MD
40 years experience male

Locations

Office

Potomac, MD

Address

7801 Renoir Court , 301 st Paul st, Potomac, MD, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Fax

(888) 258-4552

Insurances accepted

BCS Insurance Company

About

Bio

I have been in practice since 1988. I completed a Glaucoma Fellowship, and a Immunology Fellowship. I also worked in the Division of Genetic Diseases and served in the consultation service at the National Institutes of Health.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

80 Answers
10 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Migraine : Possible dinus disease see ent. See a neurologist you may be having a migraine, possibly a petite mail or temporal love seizure . Temporal arteriris a... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Lazy eye: Generally lazy eye can't be improved after age 12-13 , but recent evidence shows that some improvement can be obtained with patching or atropinizatio... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Viral: Ear clogged and pink eye is most probably viral. You may also have sinus problem. Try decongestant. Antibiotics don't work against viral conjunctiviti... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Floater: If a floater yes, it could be stuck in the bursa pre macular is area. Many times will move away or you will get used to it. But it could be from somet... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Viral : all on the same side? Could be viral. Differential includes herpes simplex and shingles. You should see an internist or ENT
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Tearing: Most common cause especially when reading would be ocular lubrication "dry" eye syndrome. Wrong eyeglass prescription could also be a problem.
A member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Arcus senilus: Really depends on your age. Most commonly a benign condition in those over 40-45. Occasionally some metabolic and triglyceride or choletetol disorders... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Cycloplegia: Belladonna, the drug that makes woman beautiful, creating bedroom (dilated) eyes. Atropine type drugs effect accomadation causing the symptoms of blur... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Yes: You can increase your intake of omega 3 and have punctal plugs placed. These are small silicone plugs placed in the opening of the tube that takes tea... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Eyewash: Eyewash station or rinse with copious water, see an eye doctor.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Allergy: If itching is from dryness then artificial tears, if allergy then antihistamine drops. See an ophthalmologist to work up the cause of your itching.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Boric acid: The oldie but goody, boric acid eyewash, cold artificial tears, ice compress.
A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Migraine : Ocular migraine will not cause blindness. It has the same mechanism as regular migraine, the vessels involved are in vision cortex not in an area invo... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Possibly: Wrong glasses either prescription, position of pupils, astigmatism correction, lack of or too much correction for near or far. Inflammation eithet ocu... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Treatment on the way: As of now very minimal help from treatments including high dose vitamin a (berson study) and leutin. Recent studies show that some genetic subtypes ar... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Conjunctiva heme: Subconjunctiva heme is usually benign and can be related to a valsalva maneuver, cough, sneeze, bearing down during contractions or bowel movement.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Growth: Sleep is the most important factor as you produce growth hormone. Protein to build muscle, calcium for bone growth.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Migraine: You should see a neurologist. Other possibilities are petit mall or temporal lobe seizures, but i would also be concerned about a berry aneurysm.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Viral : Although other condition ie immunologic and inflammatory can cause especially if you are older, the most common would be a dna virus. Of greatest conc... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Yeast or dead sperm : Soak and bath after intercourse, douche with what your obgyn recommends. Test for yeast infection.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Viral: Homeopathic works as well as what you are on. Ice compress too. If vision decreases then there may be a place for topical steroids.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Chicago hope : The best analysis lays between the ears of your doctor. All of these tests are worthless if one does not understand the meaning of the tests, false po... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Allergy: 1- oral antihistamine over the counter and ocular antihistamine drops 2- frequent cold ice compress 3- showering to rid pollen from body
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
No: The irritant in the vapor cause tearing but wont damage the eyes.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Stye: Hot compress 4 x a day, omega 3 , 600 mg and see a doctor to get rex for steroid antibiotic drops and to make sure it is a stye and not a malignancy.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
AAO website: American academy of ophthalmology also all the medical schools have clinics.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Hypotension: Seek the care of your physician, could also be sympathetic or autonomic nervous system dysfunction, if the brownout is with bending over, possibly "ps... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Varies : Immunology, infectious, trauma, surgery.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Yes: New machine just released that heaps perform cornea incision and first part of catararact surgery called lensx.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Never ok : Anytime you shower with contacts you take a big chance. Water filtration may have broken down and microbes , trophozoites might be in water. Water sou... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Recurrent erosion : Symptoms could be of recurrent cornea erosion. Did you ever has a injury to the eye or an abrasion. See your ophthalmologist as close to the time of h... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Eye drops : A combination of antibiotic and steroid drops in combination with hot compress 4 times a day. Some doctors add an oral tetracycline and omega 3 which ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Pingulecula : Could be pinguecula or pterygium. See an opthalmologist for determination.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Blood suga: I suspect your blood sugar is going higher than you are measuring. It is the swing from high to low that causes osmotic shifts ns the blurred vision. ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Depends: Pilots, military police special ops, disqualify color blind. Rest of military best to check with local recruiter office, but i don't think it is a pro... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Yes: Wash with copious water but he may have particles caught in the for nix, (permethrin) the pocket between the eye and lid. This needs to be swept. He m... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Yes: Most get a response.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Yes: Rx might change after delivery.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Inflammation: You could have inflammation of your sinuses or ischemic optic neurophy.Do not wait, you need to be seen asap.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
No: Floaters are a result of an effect of changes to collagen in the vitreous jelly/ humor which is inside the eye. Perhaps a raging infection of the ethm... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
No: Lid twitching is a benign condition. If you can't open your lids or others ask you why are you blinking so much, seek care.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
"dry" eye syndrome : Could be related to systemic medications, arthritic or auto immune disease, oil and or mucous gland deficiency. Start on artificial tears preservativ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Itchy: If from dry eyes you need to increase lubrication and decrease evaporation. If allergic try to remove possible allergens. Air filters, remove animals,... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Diet controll: Certain foods exacerbate migraines like cheese and red wine. Some feel chocolate can also exacerbate. Some feel stress can exacerbate.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Uveitis?: Depends were you had inflammation. Sometimes cornea develops opacity, cataract can develop. Posterior uveitis can cause ischemia of the retina, stroke... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Diadetes: Hyperglycemia, high blood sugar in the last week can change your refraction; cornea edema from elevated eye pressure, cataract which has advanced. Dia... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Yes: Søgren's or graft vs host disease, drug or medication side effect.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Blood glucose contro: The better the control of the diabetes the lower the incidence of diabetic retinopathy.

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Jan 16, 2012
dr. Rubin gives very good explanation and provides detailed describtion
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rubin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rubin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you I've been doctors twice but still worried im at opticions tomorrow, hopefully put my mind at rest
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Hello, you don't answer my question :( would it make it heal faster , the sunlight
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for answering my question!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

SUNY downstate

Awards

Top Ophthalmologist , Second Place, Maryland - Winter
2013
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