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Dr. Glenn Pomerance

Ophthalmology
Chattanooga, TN
48 years experience

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Chattanooga, TN

Address

1801 Gunbarrel Rd, Chattanooga, TN
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About

Bio

M.D. College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University. 1974 Residency- Walter Reed Army Medical Center Rank attained - LTC

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

94 Answers
23 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Flashes and Floaters: Flashing lights are more often not due to retinal detachment but rather from separation of the vitreous (the gel that fills the eye). If a hole is cre... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Common: Kids can be dangerous! but adorable. Likely you have a corneal or conjunctival abrasion! could be the injury bruised the eye and you have an iritis! s... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Depends on pain: If painful, it can be "lanced", likely needing a short episode of general anesthesia unless the 8 year old is stoic! if not painful and only ugly, war... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Either-Or, not both: Service dogs require the use of one hand, and the other hand is kept free to interact with environmental obstructions such as doors. Leader dogs are w... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Discover cause: If the white of the eye is other than white, problems ranging from allergy all the way to liver failure could be the problem. Mopping up the water on ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Many: Horner's syndrome, a complex of drooping eyelid (ptosis), constricted pupil (miosis) and reduced sweating of one side of the face (anhidrosis) can be ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Unlikely: Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) is a combination antibiotic/anti-inflammatory medication applied topically to the eye for infections a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Little, these days: Pilocarpine was once the mainstay of treatment for glaucoma. It isn't used much any more due to development of newer, better medications with fewer si... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
The latter: Goldmann applanation tonometry is the gold standard. Non-contact tonometry (nct) is often used when contact methods are not indicated and is inherentl... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
May indicate trouble: Mydriasis, or dilated pupils, can be the result of toxicity (certain chemicals or medications accidentally coming in contact with the eye), injury (da... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
A qualified yes: A partial disability does exist if one eye doesn't work. A complex calculation is required to determine how much of a disability. Most of the time, th... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
In a way, yes!: If the pressure of the eye is too low, the opposite of glaucoma where it is too high, damage and loss of sight may be associated. If the pressure drop... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Technology: Some fastastic innovations are now used during your routine eye exam! automated refractometry can, in seconds, determine the state of your vision and ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Worrisome: Extreme fatigue after a hot shower or, indeed, after exposure to other temperature extremes, may indicate neurological disease. Wise to bring this to ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Can be done: If cataract surgery has left an undesirable optical result, one option to fix it is laser vision correction (lvc). Some surgeons feel lvc is actually ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Pediatric EyeMD: Pediatric glaucoma is a medical emergency, and should be treated by a pediatric eyemd as soon as possible! failure to do so may result in rapid and ir... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
The 3 "O"s!: Ophthalmologist: eyemd, medical doctor specializing in diseases of the eye and visual system and surgery optometrist: non-medical doctor specializing... Read More
A 82-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Could be a while: Often the laser seals the defect but blood and edema fluid must be resorted before the vision recovers. This can take a while! and recovery depends la... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Possible but rare: Any surgical procedure on the eye can cause loss of vision. This is very rare, however. Reasons might be poor candidacy, over or under correction, hea... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
A rose by any name..: Regardless of what you call them, lens opacities (and corneal ones, too) can cause glare. Other causes possible as well, like dryness of the ocular su... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Irritation: It is not usually the nerve that twitches, it's the muscle. The eyelid is a sandwich made up of skin, muscle, cartilage and lubricating glands. When t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Nope: Tropicamide, also known as mydriacyl, (tropicamide) is one of several drops used to dilate the pupil during an eye exam. As such, there is no over-the... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
It remains lazy: Lazy eye, or amblyopia, results from misalignment, excess refractive error or other disease of that eye. Repair of the offending condition in the firs... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
For some: The lid towellettes, or better yet the foam cleanser, offer an advantage to other products like baby shampoo by having antiseptic properties. This hel... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Possibly: "wet" macular degeneration, caused by a leaking blood vessel, can cause vision to deteriorate quickly. If found early, treatment now exists to limit t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Maybe not: Greyish discoloration on the white of the eye may reflect health problems. In some healthy people, grey marks indicate thinning in the white of the ey... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Help needed: Need to diagnose whether it is conjunctivitis, epi-scleritis or true scleritis! what looks like one may be another! implications of one diagnosis dras... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
They may seem to: It is possible that aging can cause a reduction of the pigmented cells of the iris, making the color of the eye appear to fade over time. However, mor... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Often confusing!!: 20/30 means that 20 feet from the eye chart, your vision is as good as a normal person's standing 30 feet from the chart! a good rule of thumb is to u... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
The vast majority: Since cataract development causes reduced vision, the condition itself requires adaptation. The procedure restores vision and therefore adaptation to ... Read More
A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Possible/Unlikely: Blepharitis may appear resistant to treatment if the antibiotic is overused. Symtoms may recur if the bacteria is incompletely eradicated or if sensit... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Central vision: The fovea centralis is the focus point for light entering the eye. When damaged, the central vision (the vision responsible for reading and fine detai... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
All too common: The incidence is about 10% in people 66-74 years of age, rising to over 30% in 75-84 year olds. Not all patients with macular degeneration lose sight.... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Varies by gender: In my experience girls mature more quickly than boys and typically can wear contacts responsibly at 10-12 years of age. Although some boys can do so, ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Oh dear!: If your surgeon has not yet identified the cause, treatment and prognosis of the problem, you should seek a second opinion. Issues may be 1) surgical ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Trouble!: Hyphema is the presence of red blood in the anterior chamber of the eye, the space between the back if the cornea and the front of the lens. It result... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Unfortunately not!: Although various parts of the eye can be replaced by human transplantation or implants (cornea and lens for instance), eye transplantation is not yet ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Possible, not likely: Any eye surgery can result in loss of vision if poorly done, complicated or if aftercare is not adequate. Lasik demands proper patient selection. Not ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Likely: The cornea is the normally clear window of the eye, an important focusing element in your vision system. Exchanging a damaged or diseased cornea with ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Many possible causes: Best go have this checked out. Could be an optical cause, needing glasses, or be caused by edema (swelling) of cornea. Could also be from cataract eve... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Yes: Maxidex (dexamethasone) is a strong steroid. Since use of topical steroids in the eye is associated with side effects and complications from prolonged... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Follow Dr advice: Latanaprost is a once daily medication, usually instilled before bed, to treat glaucoma! it can be combined with other classes of drops (dorzolamide, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Don't: Color-blindness is usually congenital (from birth) and results from one or more of the several families of color receptors in the eye. No one, optomet... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Applanation: Goldmann applanation tonometry is the gold standard for measuring eye pressure. "puff" tonometry is inherently less accurate, and mostly used only as ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
It happens: Irritation is not "normal", but can result from the eye being unused to having a foreign body (the contact lens) in it! dry eye can make irritation mo... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Trade-Off: Monovision is the correction of one eye for distance vision, the other for near. Although it allows some people to avoid glasses or contact lenses, it... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Sev. possibilities: Your eyes could be dry or you may have iritis, an inflammatory condition inside the eye. If lubrication doesn't help go to your eyemd for help!
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Dilates & relaxes it: Atropine is a long-acting drop that temporarily both dilates the pupil and paralyzes the focusing muscle. Its effect can last a week or more. It is us... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Better not: Hyphema (blood in the anterior chamber of the eye typically caused by injury) resolves more quickly with fewer long term side effects if the blood set... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Surgery?: Floaters are not generally treated with surgery unless associated with retinal detachment or surface wrinkling retinopathy. Laser has been used to bre... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Pomerance is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pomerance is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your help I've been seen by a retina specialist and next week a glaucoma specialist of course I'm just hoping it will go away
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Graduated 1974MD
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