Dr. David Kira

Ophthalmology
Davis, CA
23 years experience

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Office

Davis

Address

635 Anderson Road, Suite 1, Davis
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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

430 Answers
11 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Not recommended: Tobramycin drops are for eye infections. They can be irritating to the eyes themselves and may make allergy worse. Best to use an antihistamine drop... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
They usually check.: Most times, when a patient is admitted through the trauma unit, a checklist is performed and looking for contact lenses is one of those tasks on the l... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Yes: Macular degeneration is directly related to aging. Given the population with the increasing age, the increase is inevitable.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Not really: Refractive errors refer to misfocus of the eyes. With a good refraction, normal vision is restored therefore the eye isn't really diseased.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Make them fun: When we need to treat a child's vision with glasses, the process can often be made easier by making it fun. Try to show your child other children who... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Possibly: Some retinal tears and detachments are treated with an intraocular gas bubble (sodium hexafluoride) to push the retina back on. If you travel to high... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Weeks: Generally retinal repairs can range from a 3-4 weeks to months for completed repair and completely unrestricted activity dependent upon the extent of ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Yes: A few places on the internet sell minus power lenses to help with long distance. It is difficult to select the correct power therefore a refraction w... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Go to a eye doc!: After getting poked in the eye, it may be difficult to determine the extent of the injury. If it looks serious or the vision has changed go to an oph... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
No: Chronic tearing (epiphora) is frequently caused by eye irritation and dryness. Occasionally, a tear drainage duct may become partially clogged leadin... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Maybe: The optimal age for amblyopia therapy is less than 7-8 years old. The effects diminish with age and by 20 generally no improvement can be realized. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Maybe: Peripheral vision loss may vary from undetectable to profound. One of the best ways to determine the loss is to take a visual field test followed by ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Maybe: Ibuprofen works fairly well as an analgesic. Just make sure there isn't any acute problems that needs treatment now. Best to be seen by your ophthal... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Yes: If a "lazy eye" is due to eye alignment then eye muscle surgery to help align the eyes better can improve amblyopia. Often the better seeing eye need... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Quite a few..: Depends if the onset is slow or rapid. Here is a partial list: glaucoma, anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, giant cell arteritis, optic neuritis, ma... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
No: Artificial tears and washing the eyelids out with cool water can go a long way towards relief. Medicated drops are part of a comprehensive treatment ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Maybe: The pinhole test is a rapid screening technique to check for gross focusing errors in the eyes. If the vision improves dramatically with a pinhole we... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
2-3 weeks: Even a single drop of blood with a subconjunctival hemorrhage can have a dramatic appearance. Just like a bruise, it usually takes 10-21 days to reso... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Vascular, detachment: Loss of vision horizontally and only in one eye suddenly usually means a stroke of the eye where one branch of the retinal vessels is blocked. Due to... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Usually: The majority of congenital cataracts are detected during young childhood either by poor vision or a white pupil. Certainly, cataracts may become visu... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
In the middle: Usually, the middle of the contrast and brightness adjustments are optimal. The most important thing is to have adequate surrounding lighting to redu... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Probably Nothing: If your eye doesn't hurt, isn't red and the vision clear don't worry about it. If you're experiencing discomfort, you may have an abrasion. If it pe... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Maybe: Some studies have shown a link between cataracts and sunlight exposure but the cornea absorbs most of the uv. Regardless, uv protection is a good thi... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Maybe: Your eye should not be tender with light pressure. You may have inflammation like an episcleritis or scleritis which is painful to touch. Also, seve... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Lots of things: Could be as simple as presbyopia with eyestrain or as complex as partial angle-closure glaucoma. Best to have this one checked out to rule-out seriou... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Yes, yes, yes!: To use a computer monitor, you need the ability to accommodate or focus up close. Presbyopia is common and can be completely alleviated by use of gla... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Itching: Eye allergies are almost always accompanied by itching especially at the nasal fold. Infections usually cause burning or pain with discharge that can... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Don't panic!: If it is a soft lens it may have dried out and adhered to the cornea. Simply add rewetting drops or soaking solution in a pinch over a couple of hour... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
May be serious: Temporary vision loss in the periphery is usually due to migraines or occasionally low blood pressure. Regardless, any type of vision loss should be ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Maybe: Sometimes, double vision can be simply corrected with the correct power lens or astigmatism control. If you have prisms in your glasses for strabismu... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Usually not: Corneal abrasions are superficial defects in the clear layer of cells on top of the cornea called the epithelium. These usually heal without problems... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Blepharitis?: Sound like the skin and facial irritation may be linked to the eye problems - possibly blepharitis or rosacea. Eyelid hygiene with warm compresses an... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
NO: It just may make it harder to see things... Looks cool but be careful.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
+6 to -20: There theoretically is no limit but practical limits are about +6 to -20. Beyond these ranges, contact lenses, implantable lenses or elective catarac... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Maybe: If the temple material is metal be careful not to kink the arms or they can break. If they are plastic, they usually need to be gently heated and for... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Why?: As long as you don't have eye pressure that is too low that affects the retina and macula lower eye pressures are better than too high.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
For comfort: Your pupils are opened with drops to help visualize the posterior portion of the eye - optic nerve and retina. They cannot help you reduce the intens... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Maybe: If they are the incorrect power (most often too much nearsighted correction) they can cause eyestrain. Also, the lenses may be slightly misaligned fr... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
It varies a lot: Different lenses are designed to be worn only once to annual replacement cycles. Most disposable lenses are worn 2-4 weeks before replacement. This ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
NO!: We're here to help - we'll try different powers of lenses to give you the best vision so just give us the best response - you'll see great!
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Pressures: This is dependent upon the pressure and remaining optic nerve tissue. If properly treated, glaucomatous vision loss can often be completely arrested.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
It may: Humira (adalimumab) is a very powerful immune modulating drug. It can be associated with retinitis - best to be checked for a normal retina early in ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Nothing good: An open globe is perhaps the worst injury you could have to the eye. Depending upon the extent the retina may be damaged leading to loss of the eye. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Yes: A concussion is a "bruise" to the brain. Depending upon the severity and if there is any brain swelling or pressure change in the skull, symptoms can... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
No: Lenses are carefully made to limit uv light - if your base lenses aren't uv treated and they are made darker actually more uv can enter the eye with t... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Not so bad: Staring at anything with reduced blinking can be uncomfortable especially with dry eyes. Also, if you need glasses blurred vision can give you headac... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Allergies: Aside from obvious foreign bodies such as sand or other debris allergens probably pose the most risk. In our area of the country, the pollen can be s... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Optic neuritis: Any changes in vision or double vision? Behind the eye pain (retro-orbital) pain can be caused by inflammation. In younger women, if accompanied by o... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Unlikely: Floaters are generally caused by small opacities in the vitreous gel contained within the eye (like a holiday snow toy). They are often a part of agin... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Usually not: Dry eye symptoms can go on for a long time before truly permanent damage occurs to the cornea like scarring. If your contacts are uncomfortable this ... Read More
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Mar 29, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kira is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kira is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I am being treated for ms the last 3 plus years.....I was born 2 months premature and my medical team said my legions could be very old.
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! Thanks Doctor you’re very helpful
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Nite b4 hd cough spell, felt like elect current. Agree mini stroke, TY

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 2000MD

Awards

Top Ophthalmologist , First Place, Sacramento Region - Summer
2014
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