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Dr. Anita Breckenridge

Ophthalmology
Los Gatos, CA
27 years experience

Locations

Office

Los Gatos, CA

Address

children's eye care of los gatos, 250 almendra avenue, Los Gatos, CA
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

47 Answers
11 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Possible liver issue: If this is new onset and especially if you feel ill, you should see your primary md asap or possibly even go to the er. This may mean your liver is f... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Moderate: This is a low to moderate near sighted rx. Nothing to be concerned about.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
See eye physician: This could be any number of things. Eczema causes redness of lids. Angular blepharitis can cause redness of outside corners of eyes. Also allergies... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Absolutely not: Never use a non eye formula medication in or around your eyes!
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Exotropia: Exotropia (outward deviation of the eyes) has many treatments but the appropriate one depends upon certain important associated characteristics. Opti... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Maybe many weeks: The discoloration may resolve infants but may take many weeks. It depends on how much blood is there.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Patching: The patched eye should remain open under the patch. The patched eye should always be the stronger or preferred eye.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Allergy/blepharitis: Accurate diagnosis would be best carried out by eyecare specialist. This could be allergy if it is itchy. Antihistamines & cool compresses are best ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
See an eye doc: An ophthalmologist or optometrist will be able to make a more accurate diagnosis and provide the best treatment.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
See eye doc: She probably has allergies and should see and ophthalmologist for some drops to relieve her symptoms. Over the counter medication may work--i recomme... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Most likely yes: If it is isolated and not related to injury or underlying disease you should be fine.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Likely eczema: If the skin is dry & itchy this likely eczema. If so, ophthalmic ointment with steroid can be prescribed by an eye care specialist. The oil from ins... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Ptosis etc: Ptosis is a droopy upper eyelid this is treated with ptosis surgery to elevate the upper lid level. Blepharoplasty is surgery to remove excess skin... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Contact irritation: Causes could include: dirty lenses that need to be replaced with new ones; a sensitivity to contact solution; environmental allergies; poorly fitting ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Floaters: If you have had a complete dilated eye exam within the last 6 months with an eye physician & the symptoms are stable, no more action is needed. You s... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Likely not removable: These are usually permanent.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Removal of the eye: The eye itself is separated from both the covering conjunctiva & 6 attached extraocular muscles. The optic nerve is severed & globe is removed from th... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Probably: As long as the overlying tissue is intact & there is no irritation. You should be cleared by your eye dr first to be sure.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Blood under conj: Blood under conjunctiva (thin tissue that covers white of eye & inside of lids). May be due to injury, straining (coughing, lifting vomiting) or dise... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Many reasons: Dryness, dirty lenses, poor fitting lenses, wrong rx are just a few causes. You should be examined by an eye md or optometrist. Soon...
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Corneal edema: Likely this is due to some mild corneal edema but perhaps due to chemical irritation &/or dryness. Usually symptoms improve overnight. Artificial te... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Depends: Lazy eye is a vague term. If you mean droopy lid, this is ptosis which would likely need surgery to be corrected. If you are referring to misalignme... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Yes: All surgeries have risks associated. Ptosis repair complications can include: inability to close the lid fully (potentially leading to corneal drying... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Many reasons: Dryness, dirty lenses, poor fitting lenses, wrong rx are just a few causes. You should be examined by an eye md or optometrist. Soon...
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Molluscum treatment: Molluscum is a viral infection that is moderately contagious. When found around the eye, there may be chronic conjunctivitis in the adjacent eye. Ther... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Needs md eval: This may be due to skin laxity but could represent acquired ptosis of the eyelid. Causes of ptosis include allergy, injury, neurologic disease or dam... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Depends: If allergies, blepharitis or conjunctivitis-- these will require treatment from a doc. If due to dryness, use artificial tears. If due to contact le... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Eye pain: Thisshould be checked out by an ophthalmologist or optometrist sooner rather than later. Depending upon the type of pain this could be a corneal abra... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Contact lenses: Contact lenses are your best bet. If not, then sports glasses that fit under your helmet. I recommend bringing your helmet in for fitting.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Dry lids: This is probably eczema of the eyelids. I recommend & have used myself for years vitamin E oil 1-2x /d. The most effective form is directly released... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Amblyopia & contacts: Assuming you > age 11(old enough for cl) you may be able to wear cl with amb. Cl will correct your vision as effectively as glasses but will not get r... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Eye discharge: If this is a short term problem, you may have infectious conjunctivitis (viral or bacterial). If this is a longer term problem, you likely have bleph... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Stye or hordeolum: This is likely a stye or hordeolum which is a small abscess of the lid. Warm compresses are the best thing to try first. If it does not improve in a... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Blepharitis, allergy: Blepahritis--crusting of lashes esp in am, redness, burning, tearing, light sensitivity. Assoc. W/ blocked oil glands &/or dandruff of lashes. Treat... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Blepharitis: Blepharitis may also eventually scar the lid margins as well as the cornea if serious & untreated. Blepharitis also predisposes one to chalazion form... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Not usually: Congenital colorblindness is static and cannot be improved and will not worsen. Patients with this defect learn to account for their difference in vi... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Yes: Epicanthal folds occur commonly in developmentally normal infants and children. They are also common in those of Asian descent as well as certain nat... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Maybe very red: Subconjunctival hemorrhages can be small patches or may cover the whole white of the eye and look quite alarming....The affected areas are blood red i... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Depends: Lazy eye is a vague term. If you mean droopy lid, this is ptosis which would likely need surgery to be corrected. If you are referring to misalignme... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
No: If it does not clear, it is not a subconjunctival hemorrhage.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Corneal abrasions: Corneal abrasions are what i think you are referring to. These will generally heal quickly on their own (1-3 days) especially with ointment . Most a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Outpatient surgery: Usually the procedure is under general anesthesia as outpatient. The actual procedure can take anywhere from 30 min to several hours depending upon t... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Nothing: They are reflecting different colors back and may look different colors depending on lighting conditions (ie with different size pupils. Color differ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Yes and no: It depends on whether there is anything on exam that needs documentation. It is not generally part of a regular exam.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Exercises glasses...: Glasses may help especially if the rx is high.If you are nearsighted, over corrected lenses may help. If you are far sighted this won't work.If you ar... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Yes: This medication is rx only.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
No: This would be nearly impossible. You may damage your hearing though.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Breckenridge is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Breckenridge is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much for your help but is there any way I can get rid of
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Slight nearsightedness, no double vision or blurriness. Thank you!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Howard University College of Medicine, DC
Graduated 1994MD
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