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Dr. David Sachs

Ophthalmology
East Meadow, NY
19 years experience

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East Meadow, NY

Address

580 East Meadow Ave, East Meadow, NY
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Bio

Dr. David Sachs is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in sutureless cataract surgery, LASIK, cornea transplant surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Sachs graduated Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. He then received his medical degree, graduating in the top of his class, from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his transitional year at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA, and then an ophthalmology residency at Nassau University Medical Center/Stony Brook University, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Sachs remained in Long Island for a one year fellowship in Cornea and Refractive surgery. During his fellowship Dr. Sachs specialized in cataract surgery, multifocal intraocular lenses, cornea transplants, and the latest techniques in laser and refractive surgery

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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

67 Answers
69 Agrees
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Allergies: Eye itching is usually secondary to allergies. What drops are you using. If they are just artificial tears they may not help your symptoms. There are ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
No: Prp is a laser procedure that is usually used to help when a pt has bad diabetes in the eye and will do nothing to help with circles under your eyes. ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Warm compresses: You can try warm compreses for about 5 min at a time 1 or 2 times a day. If that doesn't help there are otc allergy drops that you can try. If you sti... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Chalazion: It is most likely from a chalazion. They are similar to styes but are deeper in the eye lid. You can try to do warm compresses for 5 min at a time to... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Need new glasses: You most likely need new glasses, but you should be evaluated by your ophthalmologist to make sure there is no other cause for your blurred vision suc... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Soon: It depends on the extent of your muscle surgery, but your eyes should appear relatively straight soon after the surgery, and then will continue to imp... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Watery eyes: The number one cause of tearing is actually dry eye. You can try otc artificial tears and warm compresses to see if that will help your problem. If yo... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Red eye: Red eye, tearing, irritation/scratching and mucousy tears with crusting of your eyelashes. Commonly your other eye will be affected also.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
See your eye dr: Spider bites can cause pretty sever localized allergic reactions and on few occasions infections. Otc Claritin (loratadine) or other antihistamines ma... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Many causes: A lot of things can cause a droopy eye lid. One of the most common causes is age. If it is occurring all of a sudden it may be something of concern an... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Rest: Unfortunately there is not a lot that you can do for ocular migraines. You can try otc Excedrin or Motrin for the headache past but usually you just h... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Dry eye: The number one cause for intermittent blurred vision, especially when associated with tired eyes is dry eye. Try some warm compresses and otc lubricat... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Lubricating drops: Pts commonly complain of strain or dry ey after stairing at the computer for a while. This is commonly caused by dry eye from not blinking as often as... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
During symptoms: Because pink eye is usually viral and not bacterial antibiotics actually will do nothing to help with the pink eye. For that reason you are contagious... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Yes: Glasses or contact lenses are common ways to improve your vision without surgery. Otherwise there are no medications, vitamins or excercises that you ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
No: Contacts unless they caused severe infections that resulted in cornea scarring should not prevent you from having lasik. That being said depending on ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Up to a week: Pink eye is typically caused by the same virus that causes the common cold. The virus is extremely difficult to kill and can last on objects for as lo... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Migraine : It sounds like you are having migraines, which can be triggered by light or different temperatures. See your family dr. Or neurologist and they can co... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Possible sinus: One of the most common for pressure around the eyes is actually from sinus congestion and not from the eye itself. See your pcp for sinus evaluation, ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Migraines: We know that migraines are spasms in blood vessels which results in terrible headaches and sometimes visual auras, butu nfortunately we do not know ex... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Drops or laser: There are a number of different ways to treat glaucoma all of which lower the pressure in your eye. Most of the time we start by using eye drops, but ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Belladona: Belladona can actually cause your eyes to dilate which will make reading or upclose vision worse. Also being over 45 will make reading vision worse, a... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Ptosis: A droopy lid can be secondary to a number of causes. The most common cause is age. Depending on if you have any other eye findings with it will help t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Time : Unfortunately bags under the eyes to some extent are genetic and age related. See an ophthalmoplastics dr. Who should be able to help you.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Need more info: How long have you had the swelling. It's unlikely to be sinus cavities, and is most likely sub dermal fat that become more prominent with time. Other ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Speak to your Dr: The overall health of your eyes prior to your surgery is the best way to predict your final vision after successful cataract surgery. The best person ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
No: This in an area of a lot of contraversy in ophthalmology. There are a few drs that charge pts a lot of money for "vision therapy" that they claim will... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
No: There really isn't much you can do after a cornea transplant to help you to heal other than take your prescribed eye drops and wait for your eye to he... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
U wont be able to: During lasik surgery your surgeon will place a lid speculum in your eye which will prevent you from blinking. Usually you are given numbing eye drops ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Talk to your Dr.: You need to talk to your cataract surgeon, but typically you will be see the day after surgery, 1 week after surgery and 1 month after surger.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Indirectly: The cold weather will not actually cause you to get sick, but your body has to use extra energy to try to keep you warm. Because of this your body has... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
No: Drinking and smoking do not directly cause your eyes yellow. However among the many bad things that smoking and drinking can do to your body is to aff... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Emergency: If you have an eye shield place it over your eye so that you don't rub your eye and see your ophthalmologist or go to the emergency asap. You never wa... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
See your dr. : Your blood pressure may be very high or very low which could be causing you to see the spots. See your pcp right away to have your blood pressure chec... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
It doesn't. : Your close but you actually have it backwards. Dry eye causes your eyes to feel fatigued. You can try otc lubricating drops. If that doesn't help see ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Likely dry eye: Your most likely experiencing dry eye or blepharitis both of which are common and cause intermittent discomfort. Angle closure or a retinal detachment... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Gentle folding: Gently pinch the edge of the contact lens so that it incompletely folds, then do the same thing with the contact flipped the other way. If the contact... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Scary but common: Subconjuctival hemes are very scary looking but completely benign. In a baby they can be caused by straining, rubbing or many other things. They usual... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Possible dry eye: Contact lenses of any type can result in dry eye and cornea inflamation. Make sure that you are not sleeping in your contact lenses and not overusing ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Viral conjunctivitis: Pink eye is almost always caused by a virus. True bacterial conjunctivitis is actually extremely rare. Because of this antibiotics typically do not he... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
See your PCP: Is this happening after you get up from sitting or laying. It can be a sudden drop in your blood pressure called orthostatic hypotension that is causi... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
No eye transplants: Unfortunately we do not have the technology to do successful eye or optic nerve transplants. As of now the only transplant that we can do involving th... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Relax: Try not to think to much before you go to sleep and just relax. Some people do sleep with their eyes open and it can cause them to dry out and will ir... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Unlikely: Because cataract surgery is done with local sedation and not general anethesia most people are healthy enough to undergo the procedure. That being sai... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Usually not: Most surgeons actually prefer their pts to be awake during cataract surgery. Usually you given some light sedation to help you relax as well as medici... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Less than 8: Unfortunately amblyopia (lazy eye) is something that has to be addressed earlier rather than later. The nerves in the eye are done developing by aroun... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
At own risk: Speaking from personal experience trying to adjust your glasses yourself usually results in bent or broken frames. It takes a little time to get to th... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Possibly: Your eyes may be itching from allergies, or possibly from an irritant that you are getting in your eye while straightening your hair. You can try some... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
No: Because pink eye is usually caused by a virus antibiotics do not help with the treatment or preventing the disease. The best way to prevent contact is... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Cornea ulcer: It can be a cornea ulcer which is an infection that needs to be treated urgently. Stop wearing your contact lenses and see your ophthalmologist.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sachs is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sachs is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Feb 1, 2012
of cours
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thanks alot.I livein iran so dr s do evry things just for money.thank you for your answer.
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Thank you for the response. I should have asked "why do overuse of eyes cause dry eyes?"
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Thank you that was very helpful to me I appreciate your quick response

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Drexel University College of Medicine, PA
Graduated 2003MD

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