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Dr. Ari Weitzner

Ophthalmology
Brooklyn, NY
33 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

Doctor Q&A

637 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
If painless: Its just a broken blood vessel. If painful, could be a long list that requires attention.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Re-do: The trab in the operating room by excising the bad conj and advancing the good conj.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
You know!: Its the sinus disease! it clogs up the tube to your ear. See an ENT doctor.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Injections: Of avastin/lucentis into the eyeball every month can be of great help.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Most: People do. Its a buildup of mucus overnight and the eye is flushing it out.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Sounds like: Sinus disease. Try otc medications, and if that fails, see an ENT specialist.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Did you get: A flourescein angiogram, to see how the blood flow is to the retina/choroid? Maybe an oct may be helpful.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Blind?: Of course not. Just eye strain/headache. Eye fatigue is when the focussing muscle gets tired. Thats all.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Yep: Wear glasses. Get eye surgery and have a lens implanted. And lastly--pray.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Probably: A stye/chalazion. Use hot compresses and see ophthalmologist if no better in few days.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Not sure: when did it start? double vision? how old are you? history of trauma?
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Nope: Sometimes glasses can help; if not, and strabismus bothers you, consider surgery.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Antihist: And cold compresses. If no better next day or so, see ophthalmologist.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
See doctor: You need to rule out myasthenia or horner's syndrome. Most likely its just typical age-related ptosis, depending on your age, of course.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Huh?: You can't see out of the eye that is shut closed? Use cold compresses and keep your head up- if no better tomorrow, see ophthalmologist.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Not sure: Some people have accomodative insufficiency and have a hard time converging their eyes, so the eyes go back to parallel, but i can't say why they woul... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Inflammation...: ..Of the episclera (lining of the white of the eye). Most often bening. Rarely can be manifestation of automiummune diseases.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Yes: Crossed- eyes can be serious. Go asap to ophthalmologist.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Rare: The superior oblique can twitch and cause rotation of the eye. Need to see a doctor about treatment.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Pray: Zero, unless you live in an area of vitamin a deficiency- then eat some carrots or take vitamin a.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Blindness or zero: Depends on how much trauma.
A member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Depends. too vaugue: If its chlamydia, or chronic meibomian gland disease, you need antibiotics, or omega 3 suplements. Go to ophthal for evaluation/diagnosis- that comes... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Probably not: Dont anticipate more healing after a year.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Probably...: ...A freckle, but rarely a melanoma or other growth. Get it checked out.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Depends: On severity and chronicity, one can get quite a bit of vision back. The cobweb is blood which will slowly dissolve.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Too vague: Cataract- 1-2 days typically. Vitrectomy- weeks.
A female asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Too vague: For how long? How old are you? Where exactly?
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Glands : In the eyelids and lacrimal glands in the upper orbit.
A member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Too vague: Could be days, weeks or never. Depends on extent of damage.
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Yep: We use laser, rarely cryo (freezing).
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Too vague: For nearsightedness? Diabetes? Glaucoma>.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Prob nothing: But could be vitreous pulling on retina, which can cause tear/detachment.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Bleeding/pop stitch: But extremely low risk, since incision is so small and rarely needs stitches.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Nope: In front of ear and under jaw.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Put drops in: Or get really scared/aroused- the "fight or flight" reaction causes pupils to dilate.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Depends...: Something new? See ophthalmologist to rule out retinal tear/detachment. Chronic? Likely normal.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Not: Not common at all. Higher risk if young male with trauma or eye surgery.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Naah: Only rarely is someone so sensitive to contacts that they need daily disposables.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Both: Amblyopia is poor vision, usually in one eye, and that can be present at birth or develop in childhood. It never occurs in adults. "lazy eye", where t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Try otc sinus meds: Or go to ENT for full evaluation and decongestant rx.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Yep: Makeup should have little effect at this point.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Keep eye closed: Less blink- less pain.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Not much: Usually viral and drops dont help. Should be gone in a week or so, like a cold.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Yes: If your vitreous is still pretty solid, the floater will stay in same place. But this must first be checked out by ophthalmologist to rule out other d... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Nope: 3d requires 2 eyes working together perfectly.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Opacity: Of the l;ens present at birth.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Spasm: Of accommodation. I advise an eye exam.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Weitzner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Weitzner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
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
HealthTap member
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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