Dr. Bud Kurwa

Ophthalmology
Ehrenberg, AZ

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Ophthalmology

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

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66 Answers
21 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Not aware of new res: I am not aware of new research, I am sure its being done. As pertaining to the eyes gca is crucially important to treat before eye get involved, there... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No studies: I am not aware of a specific study for this, one can assume its the same as other populations myopia or nearsightedness being higher in the reading po... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
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No: The optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain cannot regenerate once you cut it so a transplanted eye would be blind. When people donate their ey... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Glasses do not help or worsen eye sight they are only to see well with when you wear them.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: You can get damage to the brain from excess alcohol but no evidence for macular damage has been shown.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Not helpful: Red wine has some heart related benefits, there is no study to show it has any value in glaucoma.
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No usually: One may feel a mild pressure as one blows that nose as the pressure can be reflected in the eye. Some people have a wide naso lacrimal canal and the p... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Onions may cause burning and sever watering but will not cause permanent damage.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Presbyopia is the difficulty for near reading vision with age, usually after age 40 but in myopic or nearsighted people they can see up close so they ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Retinopathy , catara: The retina is sensitive to radiation and it can cause serious damage if radiation over a certain dosage is given. Cataracts are common also.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Needs testing: The closer you want to hold your reading material the higher the number needs to be but it does give you more magnification. Ont he other hand if you ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: But should not be necessary if the lenses are made correctly.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Glaucoma is caused by increased eye pressure this is not connected to sinus presssure.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Ocular migraine does not generally require treatment as it comes in multiple episodes for while then goes away. Also one gets visual symptoms but no ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Need to treat pressu: High eye pressure should not be left untreated especially if it is causing nerve damage. That is a priority as whatever damage occurs is not reversibl... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Use meds: Use the eye drops regularly to prevent further optic nerve damage. Good general health preservation is good in any disease. If you have closable angle... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Not known: I am not aware of any proper study showing that.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: They are not bad for your eyes.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Consider lasik: If you are over 18 and have stable vision lasik is the best answer.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Made correctly: Glasses need to sit comfortably, have the right correction for the glasses and need to be adjusted so they sit in the correct position on the face. Pr... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: Its safe to do so but not sure why one would need it regularly.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Does not: Smoking does not raise the eye pressure. However the deleterious effects of nicotine on the heart and blood vessels can in turn cause damage to the ey... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Very variable: Macular degeneration can come rapidly within days or it can take years to affect vision. There is a dry macular degeneration that takes years to affec... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: As long the pressure is under good control with eye drops and there is no progression of the glaucoma.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Bad question: One does not normally walk around with acute narrow angle glaucoma because the pressure can reach 60 to 90 and this will blind the person within hours... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Neurology consult: Myasthenia, chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia and a number of other syndromes are a possibility.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Multifocal vision: The new iol (intraocular lenses) are of 2 kinds, one allow you to see far and near (like a bifocal contact lens) and the other corrects for astigmati... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Alcohol dehydration: Alcohol dehydrates the body and has multiple side effects.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2-3 days later: If the wound is healing well generally there are no restrictions other then to prevent contamination.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Lasik surgery: Lasik surgery will cure your vision problem once and for all.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Some choices: Do not overdrink liquids this can elevate eye pressure in extremes. Doing upside down exercizes can increase eye pressure just by adding the hydrostat... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Crucial role: Shclemm's canal is the little canal that acts as the outflow channel for the fluid to leave from inside the eye. This fluid brings nourishment to the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Weight on the nose: The weight of the glasses may still be felt after one removes them. I would get your optician to adjust the fitting.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No likely: If you have migraine on the day of the eye exam you should probably cancel your eye exam appointment on the other hand if you do go the eye pressure i... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Relaxation and rest are always helpful but there are no reliable methods to lower eye pressure naturally.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: It will not hurt you to do so but things may look dim and one could trip over something small if it is dark.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Many: Pain and pressure feelings in an eye can be a sign of a myriad of conditions from minor annoyances like dry eye, sinus disease to serious conditions l... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No effect: Wearing glasses or contacts does not change the prescription of the glasses.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Not easily: Intraocular pressure can be lowered temporarily with highly concentrated sugar solutions given IV (such as mannitol) in acute emergencies. In normal s... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Contradictory quest: The definition of glaucoma is elevated pressure that causes optic nerve damage. So if there is anything that results in increased eye pressure that ca... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No one knows: Lutein is a strong anti oxidant that preferentially accumalates in the macula and protects against damage from uv light. It is being studied as we spe... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: In general its very safe but you should have a complete eye exam for any unknown issues with your eyes.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Ocuvite has ingredients designed to reduce the likely hood of getting macular degeneration is has nothing to do with glaucoma.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Genes vs age: Dystrophy is malfunction due to a genetic problem degeneration is usually age related. Macular dystrophies are rare such as stargadt disease, best's d... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: A bright computer monitor may give you glare but the screen can be dimmed. But its not generally necessary to wear sunglasses.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: In patients with closable angles any dilating agent is dangerous as it can precipitate an attach of acute angle closure glaucoma. Anti histamines are ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Retina damage: Damage to the retina from inflammation and scar tissue formation.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
One is more safe: Beta blockers can either block beta1 or beta2 receptors. Beta 1 receptors are in the heart and blocking them can cause the heart to slow down causing ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Valium can be used: I am not aware of any connection between glaucoma and the use of valium.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No it does not.: However if one is on viagra (sildenafil) and experiences blurry vision it would be important to discontinue.
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