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Dr. Daniel Wachtel

Ophthalmology
Bound Brook, NJ
60 years experience

Locations

Ophthalmology Consultants Of Somerset

Bound Brook, NJ

Address

515 Church Street, Bound Brook, NJ
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My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Fax

7323560432

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Ophthalmology

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21 Answers
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
Ophthalmology 60 years experience
Red is a warning!: Eyes get red in response to irritation, infection, allergy and alcohol drinking, etc. Don't just use visine to get the red out, have your eyes checked... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
Ophthalmology 60 years experience
Twitching eyelids: Twitching may be associated with eye strain, stress, living with pain anywhere in the body. Hot compresses can temporarily relieve the twitching, but... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
Ophthalmology 60 years experience
May be a stye.: Sties are infections of the glands in the eye lids. Start with hot compresses 4 x a day to try to get the stye to come to a head and drain. If no resp... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
Ophthalmology 60 years experience
Probably not: A red blood spot on the white of the eye may look scary but is usually not serious and will most of the time absorb by itself within a week or so. As ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
Ophthalmology 60 years experience
Diet, Light, XRcise: 1) a well balanced diet is essential for optimal functioning of all parts of the body. If you are unable to eat certain necessary foods, speak with yo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
Ophthalmology 60 years experience
Among other causes Y: Many "drugs" (ie, pharmaceuticals as well as "recreational drugs") can alter vision... Some temporarily, some permanently. These "side effects" are am... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
Ophthalmology 60 years experience
Yes, gently.: If you are taking blood thinner medication and are getting frequent blood- shot eyes and black and blue marks on your body, be sure to inform your phy... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
Ophthalmology 60 years experience
Not really: Eye drops, properly administered, are safe and easy to use. They may be a nuisance but often a necessity. Ask your ophthalmologist for tricks to putti... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
Ophthalmology 60 years experience
Methyl cellulose: Commercial lubricating eye drops are formulated to resemble your own tears as closely as possible with added lubricants to extend duration of effectiv... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
Ophthalmology 60 years experience
An aging thing: Hair follicles all over the body go through about a 3 month cycle in which the hair grows for about a month, then stays for another month before falli... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
Ophthalmology 60 years experience
Retinal scarring: Diabetes mellitus affects small blood vessel circulation all over the body. Some tissues can repair damaged small blood vessels, but the retina of the... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
Ophthalmology 60 years experience
Baggy eyelids: Sudden appearance of swollen, baggy lower eyelids may be associated with fluid retention. Check your weight for any recent gain and consult your fam... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
Ophthalmology 60 years experience
Eyelid bags : May be familial or due to retained fluid... Check salt intake. Some "bags" are fat that herniates from the eye socket due to chronic rubbing. Dark cir... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
Ophthalmology 60 years experience
ATs lubricate. : If your eyes are red because they are dry, using ats 3 - 4 x day will help. Also, check if you're hydrating adequately... Don't count caffeinated bev... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
Ophthalmology 60 years experience
OK after 3 - 4 days: With frequent hand washing after 3 to 4 days of an antibiotic you will probably no longer be contageous. But do not stop the medication until you have... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
Ophthalmology 60 years experience
Itchy, swollen eyes: Seasonal allergies often are responsible for red, swollen, itchy eyes that tear a lot. There are anti-histamine eyedrops available over the counter a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
Ophthalmology 60 years experience
Eyelid lumps & Bumps: An infection involving glands associated with each eyelash (external stye) usually clears without any serious permanent harm. Hot compresses speed the... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
Ophthalmology 60 years experience
Not infant tested: Similasan is safe in young children, adults, and elderly, but was not tested in infants.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
Ophthalmology 60 years experience
Very likely: Sudden appearance of hazy clouds in one's vision may be due to vitreous condensations, which are like dustballs in the gel which fills the eye. They m... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
Ophthalmology 60 years experience
No: Unless onion juice gets directly in your eyes, the burning feeling from onions does not do permanent damage to your eyes. The juice itself may be caus... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
Ophthalmology 60 years experience
Yes: The human eye is not fully developed at birth and, indeed may change for many years. The color of the iris can change throughout life. Unless there i... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wachtel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wachtel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you so much for your answer Dr. Wachtel. You gave me an answer my Dr could not.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1962MD
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