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Dr. David Kira

Ophthalmology
Davis, CA
22 years experience

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Office

Davis

Address

635 Anderson Road, Suite 1, Davis
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Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

430 Answers
11 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Back of the eye...: A retinal disorder is a disease which reduces vision in the light sensitive layer on the back of the eye. This is analogous to the film in a camera.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Decreased vision: Symptoms of macular degeneration may include: decreased central vision, distortion of straight lines, poor light tolerance and dark adaptation and in ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Depends: Ordinary glasses may be strengthened by using titanium and flexon - an extremely flexible memory metal but for truly active sports polycarbonatesports... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Variety of ways: Depending upon the location and extent of the break the following techniques may be employed: laser, gas injection, encircling retinal buckle, vitrect... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Probably Not: There is no conclusive evidence that alcohol consumption increases the risk of or control of glaucoma. In fact, it may be suggested that moderate alc... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Sometimes: The focus of the eye is greatly affected by the lens - diseases such as cataract and presbyopia can dramatically affect the focus. Sometimes corneal ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Older family history: The risk factors for macular degeneration can include: age, lightly pigmented eyes, history in primary relative, smoking, etc. Overall, the highest r... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Two main forms: There are two general types: the dry form accounting for about 85% of cases which is generally a slow decrease of central vision. The wet form which i... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Usually not: Certainly very vigorous exercise or hit to the eye may induce a retinal detachment at a place of weakness but generally, normal exercise should pose n... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Not sure: Amblyopia (lazy eye) is a developmental condition usually from childhood. Once it develops is difficult or if untreated, impossible to reverse.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
No: After the age of 7-8 years or so the vast development and stability of the vision is complete.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Many: The most common cause of a conjunctival hemorrhage is dry eye. This can be worsened by use of anticoagulants such as Aspirin or coumadin (warfarin). ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Possibly: Sometimes the amblyopia is so dense the vision is so blurry that the brain cannot fuse the two images and the weaker eye wanders out. Sometimes glass... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
It can be: Many cases of amblyopia are due to differences in refraction between the eyes or grossly out of focus eyes. Sometimes, it is caused by farsightedness... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Unlikely: If amblyopia is not addressed by age 7-8 or so it is permanent and vision therapy is usually unsuccessful at restoring good vision.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Only if necessary: Eye surgery for amblyopia is generally considered for congential cataracts and true strabismus. Often, glasses or contact lenses may be tried first w... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
They can: If the root cause of amblyopia is due to poor focus, astigmatism or eyes turning in (esotropia) from accommodation then glasses and / or contact lense... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Usually No: Certainly if the eye was directly affected, injured and scarred it may appear different. But, if the eye injury was due to a retinal detachment or op... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
It depends on lens: The safest way to wear lenses are the type which are replaced or sterilized every day. With any type of extended-wear lens, the risks of infection, c... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Maybe: Panic attacks can be very scary. Usually your heart races you perspire and breathe hard. If your blood pressure falls, your vision could be constric... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Yes: Depending on the type of transplant - full thickness or endothelial graft the tissues have to heal and stabilize. Please be patient with corneal graf... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Certainly is!: Very possible to transmit by objects or touch. For example "epidemic keratoconjunctivitis" is caused by adenovirus and has earned that well-deserved ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Regular checkups: Regular checkups can detect problems such as allergy, dry eyes and fit. Rewetting drops can help with foreign body sensation. If problems persist it... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
No: Glasses are designed to improve the focus of the eye and improve clarity. Sometimes patients who start wearing readers feel that their near focus beco... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Maybe: We need to separate prevention from treatment. Supplements such as areds vitamins for macular degeneration have proven to be useful. For prevention,... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Usually better: Most cases of "pink eye' resolve spontaneously. If it worsens of course, you need to be seen to establish the cause to prevent potential eye damage.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
No: Amblyopia is often not even detected by younger patients. There is no pain involved. The blurred eye may even be ignored by the visual system and no... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Yes: If the redness is caused by allergy or dry eyes - drops can help tremendously. Sometimes the redness is due to blepharitis or an underlying disease. ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Probably not: If this has been going on for some time and has not changed you likely have borderline eye misalignment. This is commonly seen with fatigue or relaxa... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
NO: Posterior vitreous detachment is unusual at your age but may be associated with high myopia. Usually a PVD leaves a floater but can be associated wit... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Dry eye: Usually, when visually concentrating on something like a computer screen for extended periods of time the eyes may become dry and blurred causing a se... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Lengthy: After eye muscle surgery the eye surface can be irritated for a few weeks with the redness lasting a few months. You should have very few activity re... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
NO: Itching is usually a sign of allergy. This may be due to environmental factors or occasionally irritation from a chronically tearing eye. Best to ma... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Generally No: The vast majority of visual development is complete by age 7 or 8. Some improvement in vision may be attained at ages up to 18 or so but the gains ar... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Neither: If you have a bad eye infection, you need to see an ophthalmologist not an optometrist or primary care physician (unless you need referral). Some seri... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Be careful: Depending on what poked the eye, there may be the possibility of an open eyeball! certainly some tylenol (acetaminophen) would be ok but the best thi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
No: It is never a good idea to use expired solutions or medications. They may have lost their effectiveness or could have bacterial or fungal growth.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Sometimes: Some people are sensitive to the color temperature or flicker from fluorescent lights. Warmer bulbs can help.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
YES!: These two diseases account for a large percentage of permanent vision loss. For diabetes and macular degeneration we are concerned about blood vessel... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Identify problem 1st: Before trying any remedies for amblyopia, it is recommended to see an ophthalmologist who can diagnose the exact cause of amblyopia and suggest approp... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
It may decrease: If one eye is injured the ability for depth percepton (stereopsis) may be decreased since it relies upon the slightly different images from both eyes ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
As soon as possible.: Earlier treatment for amblyopia usually results in improved outcomes. Therefore, early identification of the problem and treatment is essential espec... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Maybe: The blackness should be differentiated from blurring. True blackness is a different problem and should be addressed immediately. The blur is usually... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Worth a try.: Usually, eyestrain is caused by focus problems - either presbyopia or astigmatism. Less frequently, alignment of the eyes (strabismus) can cause strai... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
It depends.: If you got punched or poked with a sharp object yes, the damage can be severe enough for significant vision loss so be careful!
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Maybe: If the scar is on the retina - generally not possible unless it is superficial scar tissue lying on the retina. Superficial scars of the cornea can s... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Sure: We give them the names "fomites" but any object can spread infection by touch if contaminated. We sometimes see this in households. Be sure to use y... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Tinting: Sometimes, lenses are differentially tinted to correspond to each eye. Say a lightly tinted blue lens for the right eye and a green for the left. Th... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Generally: Corrective lenses adjust the focus - they can be glasses or contact lenses.

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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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