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Dr. Leonardo Dacanay

Ophthalmology
Berkeley, CA
19 years experience

Locations

Office

Berkeley, WA

Address

1911 Addison Street, Suite 101, Berkeley, WA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Office

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Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

12 Answers
1 Agree
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonardo Dacanay
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Generally not: Mevacor (lovastatin) or Lovastatin is a very popular cholesterol lowering medication and has been around for many years. It was previously thought to increase the rate of cataract formation but studies in the early 90s essentially disproved this. In large studies, approximately 1% of patients note blurry vision, but it's not clear whether this is related to use of Mevacor (lovastatin) or some other unrelated cause.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonardo Dacanay
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Form of vision loss: Visual impairment is the loss of vision from some disease, trauma or degeneration that cannot be corrected by glasses, medication or surgery. In the us we use different terms to signify the degree of impairment such as "low vision", "legally blind" and "totally blind". These are defined by how good the best corrected vision is as well as how much of the peripheral vision is intact.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonardo Dacanay
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Depends on cause: The appearance of "sunken eyes" may develop for a few reasons. As we age, the skin of the lower lids tends to thin, revealing the darker muscle beneath and giving the lower lid a darker appearance. Also, we lose volume in our lower lid and cheeks, creating a "sunken" effect in the lower lid. Treatment is aimed at restoring this volume and the cheek to lid relationship.
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Dec 2, 2012
Dr. Dacanay is an outstanding ophthalmologist. I trained at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA after he had already completed the program. Even though he had departed from UCLA, the patients, facul...Read More
Dr. Uday Devgan
Dec 2, 2012
I strongly endorse this doctor. Leo Dacanay MD is an excellent ophthalmologist who truly cares about his patients. Dr Dacanay trained at UCLA where he was a favorite physician of the nursing staff and...Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dacanay is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
Graduated 2002MD
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