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Dr. Ari Weitzner

Ophthalmology
Brooklyn, NY
35 years experience male

About

Bio

I am a comprehensive ophthalmologist with 20 years experience. Teaching at Kings County Hospital part-time keeps my clinical and surgical skills sharp, considering the challenging cases that present there. I am devoted only to medical/surgical ophthalmology- I no longer manage glasses or contacts. I have a reputation for honesty and ethics- the idea of exposing a patient to unnecessary exams, treatments or procedures for the sake of making more money violates everything I believe in as a human being. Period.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

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493 Answers
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No idea: No one really knows ideal amount. Use reputable brand, and im sure itll be fine.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Blepharitis: Very common. Scrub your lashes with warm water and baby shampoo and take omega 3 supplements. See ophthalmologist if not better after few weeks.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Nothing: Almost no one can see stuff at 1 foot at your age.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Got punched?: Chalazion? Too vague.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Anxiety: you have a lot of symptoms and i notice you have a another post describing your symptoms. i have a feeling you saw the doctor who told you he found no... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: the lining of the brain may get irritated, but usually is the muscle layer on your skull thats irritated. there is no brain twitching
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Possibly: I suggest you get checked out if you need reading glasses.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Just stop: Either cold turkey or gradually. You can't treat it with drops.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Sorry: Consider injectables or retin a (tretinoin). Otherwise nothing will help except makeup.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
None: Only glasses and/or surgery can fix it. Convergence insufficiency can be helped a little with vision training.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yep: You tend to keep your mouth open and that makes the lips dry, or you lick your lips. Use chapstick.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Eyes cross: You lose the ability to keep your eyes straight.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Too vague: Could be retinal detachment. Could be brain mass. See ophthalmologist asap.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Not sure: You mean when you sit up suddenly after sitting? Thats pretty normal. Otherwise, you need to speak to a doctor.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Wont change...: ..After months. You might need glasses or touch-up if vision not optimal.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
The tissue: That lines the inner eyeball that turns light into chemical/electrical signals interpreted by brain which we call vision. Preyty nifty.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Fair: Results not as predictable as with near-sighted. Otherwise, the same- halos, dry eye, blurred vision etc.
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A 82-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Depends: The blur is probably due to blood in the vitreous which can take weeks or months to be absorbed.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Too vague: How long has it been there? Any symptoms? Etc etc.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Nothing: Few offer laser, but rarely effective.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Sounds like it: Bechet's also is in the list if the ulcers you describe are in the skin.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Too vague: Depends if its a pimple or a cancer.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Vision check: Pressure check, dilated exam to look at retina and optic nerve.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Cold: Compresses can be helpful.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Not sure: Neck pain makes doctors nervous- we worry about meningitis. Go back to your doctor asap.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Of course: Work has no effect on the health of your eyes.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Antibiotic: Drops do the trick.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Normal: I get it, too. Just some trapped air.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Dry eye: Can occur upon awakening (but usually worse as day goes on). Blepharitis can cause sticking in the am- try scrubbing your lashes with a cotton ball a... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Migraine/cluster: Or tension headache.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Probably nothing: Maybe a trigeminal neuralgia? If its going on for years, i doubt its serious.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Probably: Sinus disease. Try otc meds, and if no change, see an ENT doctor.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Not sure: This kind of thing needs to be checked by a dermatologist or ophthalmologist. At your age, most likely its nothing to worry about.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Sounds normal: Twictching is usually benign, esp in a young person. Has nothing to do with the surgery in other eye. Twitching that involves part of the face as wel... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
All eyes: Move when we sleep. Its called rem sleep. If twitching only when aslep, i doubt its anything, but tell your pediatrician.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Nothing: Except surgery. Some chemical peels/laser may help.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: Dark circles. You can't do much for them except injectables or makeup.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
You: Should see a neurologist.Thats the romberg test, and you should have good balance with eyes closed.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Nothing: Sounds like you need a psychiatrist to assess your anxiety.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Too vague: When it started? How log pain lasts? When does it happen?
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Maybe: Depends on how thin your cornea is. Prk may be a better option.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Nothing: Its the thinness of your lid skin. Try makeup or injectables.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Migraine: Take Imitrex (sumatriptan) the moment you feel the attack coming. A neurologist should see you and prescribe it.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: Put your glasses on and you'll see very well.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Artificial tears: Or punctal plugs, or restatsis. Or use the ointments further away from eyes.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Nope: Better implants are coming, though.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Ubet: Called a browlift. Can be done endoscopically with no visible scars.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Droopy lid: ...(horner's syndrome) how long it's been there (congenital rarely a problem), double vision (could be third nerve palsy).
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Uncommon: Disorder of the cornea where these little bumps appear that stain a little. The eye is otherwise pretty quiet. Usually treated with steroid drops.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Bad habit: Or rarely a seizure. You might want to get it checked out if it's something recent.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Weitzner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Weitzner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Maybe it is that I have glasses to read with and I don't use then all the time.I read alt and write but don't use them like I should. Thanks
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This is pretty much exactly what it happens. If I jump, as the shock is being felt through my body there is the pain behind my eye lasting only for a short time.
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I do have and have had periventricular lesions. I was told by 2 diff neuros these weren't def MS. I'm so confused. By fatigue level is horri

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, NY
Graduated 1988MD

Awards

superdocotors, 2009
Top Ophthalmologist , Second Place, New York - Winter
2013
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