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Dr. Soheila Rostami

Ophthalmology
Washington, VA
female

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Ophthalmology

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English

Doctor Q&A

55 Answers
41 Agrees
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Maybe: They could cause blurry vision and other problems only if they are not fitting you right. So make sure you know what you using and they fit on your co... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Need to see pictures: I have to see pictures of the lines you are talking about under your eyes to be able to answer you better. But there different ways to treat lines ove... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Hemifacial spasm: Hemifacial spasm needs to be worked up completely and pathological causes should be rolled out. You need to see a neurologist.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes it is normal: this is a normal reaction after working out. You have to give your self few hours before you can have a good night sleep after work out.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Either one: Many dermatologist are train to remove lesions from the body. Plastic surgeons are as well trained to remove lesions from the body, but they are capab... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tablets: If the redness is not resolving, you may use over the counter mild steroid cream or just take 50mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night for few nigh... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Usually onio does not permanetly damage your eyes.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Arcus sinalis: All of us as we get old near the limbus (edge of the cornea) over the clear part of our eye, we get deposits that make the clear part turn white. That... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: Flarex (fluorometholone) is a steroid eye drop and it can cause glaucoma and cataract. Both of these conditions can cause decrease vision.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Maybe: Depend on what has caused ur problem, therr are many treatments available. You need to see a cornea specialist.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Not really: In some cases, the tattoo may help to hide a unsightly scar. But generally, if you are not happy with a scar, you should have scar revision treatment... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Maybe nothing: Pannus has usually no pain or irritation but it can cause blurry vision.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Use Latisse (bimatoprost): If you mean that you are loosing your eyebrow hair, you have to find out what is causing it. There are many systemic causes. one of these issues are t... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Dehydration & Vasova: this appears to be a vasovagal respond. either you are very dehydrated or have something stimulate your Autonomic nervous system. This happen when we ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Possible: If there is blood in the mouth and they spit in your eye, there is possibility to develop hiv, if they are infected. But it has also to do with their ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
It could be an infec: Need to see an specialist. It could be an infection, abscess and needs to be treated with antibiotics and or drained as well.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Time for punctal plu: It appears that you need to go to next step of dry eye treatment. have you tried Restasis? If not I would start with that and also punctal plugs. They... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Eczema: if you use some steroid eye creams over the area twice per day for few days and decrease to once per day for few days, it will resolve. I prefer combi... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Scalp biopsy: Your symptoms could be scalp psoriasis. But the only way to diagnose you, you need to have scalp biopsy. Please, make an appointment with your dermato... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Have you followup?: You need to see your doctor again and they need to test you and check if the infection has cleared. There are resistant type of bacteria, that might n... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
You may have dry eye: I would suggest to use OTC artificial tears three to four times per day, and more during the time you are on the computer.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
May take time: It may still get better on its own with time. But to facilitate the healing, you may use some scar creams that helps with healing. These creams or oin... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Time will help: but if you like to get the area look better, you have to use combination steroid and HQ like Triluma cream. But you have to be careful not to use it f... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Not really: Is age related not race related.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Unknown: If you have type ii diabetes and you have uncontroled blood sugar, when you start glimepiride, your blood sugar gets under control and that can change... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Due to vitreous cell: We can see the cells that are floating in our vitreous, occasionally in a bright day. But if anyone develops vitreous detachment, the floaters are mor... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Please read my recommendation to ur other question about tatto and scars. But tattooing a area with scar should not be more painful, unless there is a... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Possibly, fillers!: The dark circles under the eyea are sometimes due to the tear deformities! these type of dark circles can be treated with fillers such as restylane, ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Possible blepharitis: If your eyes are and onflammed, the is problem called blephaitis that can case these changes.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Could be many things: Dehydration, could present itself with similar symptoms. We need to know more information to be able to help you with your diagnoses. Also, Anemia, hy... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Nystagmus?: I am not sure what do you mean by jitters? If the eyeball moves, then this is nystagmus and this is related to some kind of brain and congenital probl... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Needs to see a docto: This could be sign of more serious ear and sinus infection. He needs to be seen by his pediatrician.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Need to see someone: There should be culture of your throat performed and start you on antibiotics if the doctor see active lesions. Check yourself for fever as well.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
You may have eczema: Scally red skin is usually sign of eczema. You have to see a dermatologist or oculofacial plastic surgeon. The treatment can be as simple as mild topi... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
You can take 50 mg: You may take 50 mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every 6 hours for 24 to 48 hours, and if they don't clear, you need to see a physician.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Wait a little longer: If this is just for a day, it is not so important. It could be a mild viral infection and can resolve on its own in a few days. If it continues and do... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Needs to see someone: This could be a serious issue. There is a rare disorder called carotid-cavernous fistula. You need to have a mra and other tests to make the diagnoses... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Tell him don't do it: Why does he stretches his ears? He has probably injured his ear tissue and then bled and form a hematoma and then it became infected. He needs to see ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Not related: This is a dental question and not an eye problem!
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No one knows: Prp (platelet rich plasma) is a wonderful treatment for aging skin. I believe there is so much we can do with this product. I am willing to try this f... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: Age and gender both are important. Almost 70 yo 80% of females above age 60 have blepharitis.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Less salt at night: Make sure you take less salt the night before. Also, other good eating habits help you to keep your kidneys healthier and that helps as well. Keeping... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Most likely no: As far as strabismus causes crossing your eyes is not one of the causes of this problem. There are neurological, traumatic, congenital and many other ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Congenital eyelid pr: These are congenital eyelid deformities. Blepharophemosis includes ptosis thelecanthus and epicanthus inverses. It is autosomal dominant inherited con... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: If what you mean by spatial problem is the stereopsis and three demential view, yes we have stereo tests. You just need to go to an optometrist or oph... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: You sunglasses protect your eyes from damaging uv rays. The don't cause reflection toward your skin. You should wear sunglasses whenever you are in t... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Aarp may be a good starting point!
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
You may have dry eye: There are many things that can cause your symptoms. One of the most common problems that could be causing your symptoms, is dry eyes. It can cause pai... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Eyelid wash: Recurrent chalazia are due to meibomian gland dysfunction and possibly acne rosacea.You need to see an specialist and you need to be started on approp... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Pigmentosis: Most of the time, means benign changes. Most likely your son has a dark completion and this is just pignent in the covers of the eye. But it would be ... Read More

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Sep 7, 2013
For nearly twenty years, I have known Dr. Rostami to be one of the smartest, kindest, most compassionate eye surgeons in the DC area. She does excellent surgery. Without reservation, I give her my hi...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rostami is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rostami is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I sent a message through to him and have an appointment tomorrow with PCP. If it hasn't cleared by tomorrow she will figure it out! Thanks!!!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Any suggestion other than amoxicillin. I thought doxycycline would be better. Suggestion of how to find a specialist in chalazion or gland?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, visited my GP today and she advised the same treatment

Awards

Top Ophthalmologist , First Place, District Of Columbia - Summer
2013
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