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Dr. Paul Holmwood

Ophthalmology
Buffalo, NY
36 years experience male

Locations

eye care and vision associates LLP

Williamsville, NY

Address

1 Hopkins Road, Williamsville, NY
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Group health inc

Medicaid

United healthcare

Homey

williamsville, NY

Office

Buffalo, NY

About

Bio

Canisius College, BA Biochemistry, Summa Cum Laude SUNY at Buffalo Medical School, With Honors Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ophthalmology Residency Northwestern University, Fellowship Glaucoma Assistant Professor SUNY at Buffalo 1991-1998 Residency Program Director, SUNY at Buffalo 1995-1998 President of Eye Care & Vision Associates, 1998 to present New York State Ophthalmology Society, Board of Directors

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Licenses

United States: New York

Doctor Q&A

41 Answers
38 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
None really: Just using your eyes to get through the day is a very active, neurologically intense process that cannot really be accentuated with "eye exercises". W... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Many things: Divide discoloration into red and non-red. Red usually indicates inflammation (chemical, allergic, infectious, autoimmune) or trauma(bright red subcon... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Dried discharge: May be made up of pus (dried up white blood cells and debris due to conjunctivitis ) or just residual mucous from dried tears that evaporate after see... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Yes: Hot tubs are the perfect "broth" for bacteria especially if the bromine levels are not high enough; easy to get infection, especially staph.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Not at all: At least i hope not. The glasses ( the active ones) simply alternate differently polarized images to each eye. Its like each eye is watching a slightl... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Not really: Remember that the visual loss does not originate in the eye ( think of a normal video camera as the eye) but in the brain ( think of a bad video cable... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No: Vision loss from glaucoma is irreversible nerve damage just like a compressive spinal cord injury.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No: Although using your eyes does not damage them from wear and tear, you can have discomfort and blurred vision (eye strain) if you need glasses or if th... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Not aware: Never heard of any interaction.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Artificial tears: Although not drugs per se, artificial tears provide a moist barrier to your own rapidly evaporating tears, thus stopping the endless cycle of dryness ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No way!: Assuming it fell on the floor, if you wouldn't eat off the floor, you wouldn't want to put a contact lens in your eye either. No 5 second rules here. ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Yes: Hydroxychloroquine can rarely cause damage to the part of the eye where the majority of color sensing cells reside. This is why it is important to che... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Time will heal: Think of this as a very visible "bruise" which will slowly, usually in a week, change color and fade away. If especially large, it can resemble a bloo... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
It can be: If you have dry eyes and that means an insufficient tear layer on your eyes, the volatile organic compounds (vocs) can more easily contact the cell me... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No: An eye is not "weak" if it can be made to see 20/20 or better with glasses or contacts. If an eye cannot see 20/20 with glasses or contacts (and ther... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Who diagnosed this?: a stye is an abscess in the eyelid, in other words a zit. the proper treatment is hot compresses and if it doesn't go away I can drain it easily
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No: After doing topical (no shot) anesthesia and suture less cataract surgery for the last 15 years, I have placed no physical restrictions on my post op... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Almost never: Modern cataract surgery involves numbing the eye with drops and mild IV sedation. The only need for general anesthesia is for severe uncooperation or ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No one best answer: Temporary loss my be innocuous. Blurred vision from dryness, wrong glasses, medication side effects are temporary but so are many other more serious c... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Yes and no: After a thorough eye exam with gonioscopy, it my be determined by your ophthalmologist that a prophylactic laser iridotomy will free you to use medica... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No: It is probably torn by now in addition to be contaminated. Throw out the contact solution from the container as well.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No: With the new partial thickness transplantation technique (dsek), the vision is very poor for the first 2 days as the air bubble in the front of the ey... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Too many to list: Intermittent or constant? Red eye or not? Could be abrasion, scleritis, iritis, glaucoma attack; see your eye md asap.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Yes but......: If the hemorrhage is large enough to be elevated, the contact may not fit well and could cause problems.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No: Cataracts never clear up by themselves and there are no known medications, laser treatments etc to make them clear. The only way is to remove them wit... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Many: Most commonly is migraine, with or without the headache. Other causes are transient strokes to the brain, sudden drops in blood pressure to name but a... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No: Red eyes from lack of sleep is due to prolonged eye exposure to air and irritants causing surface inflammation with resultant redness.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Yes: Too many to list here but a few of them are: multiple sclerosis, diabetes, hypertension, sarcoidosis and on and on.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Yes: As long as you are expecting to see at the normal reading distance with them its ok. Please don't use them to see to drive a car.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
See your MD: If you can see the blood in the mirror, its on the surface and of little consequence in the absence of trauma. If its on the inside you probably can't... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No: Cataracts never "get better". They cannot dissolve. They must be physically removed in their entirety to restore vision.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Not really: If the eye is very dry, it may be difficult to "pinch" it for removal because it will not slide easily and comfortably. Just use rewetting drops but k... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Dont worry: your eye twitch is very common, I assume it is with your lower eyelid. I and many many of my patients have had this!!! Don't worry
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Yes they can: cataracts develop slowly and go unnoticed. when bad enough, it can quickly become noticeable and require cataract surgery. make sure your surgeon do... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Until treated or....: Allergy is an inflammatory response to a substance (the allergen). When it is eliminated, problem over soon. To block the effect of the allergen, an a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
What kind of lens?: Although there are extended wear contact lenses, i recommended daily removal before sleeping. Tears provide anti-infective compounds and enzymes which... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Absolutely: Any time the brain is violently sloshed around inside the skull the nerve cells can be "shocked" and need time to "reset" . Some of these nerves contr... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Yes: But the benefits of steroid use far out way the risk of developing high eye pressure since total blindness from the arteritis is irreversible but the ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Sort of: Eye pressure can be temporarily reduced by strenuous exercise.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Not really: Amblyopia, if not treated will lead to a certain final subpar vision which, depending on the cause of the amblyopia can be 20/25 or hand motion vision... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No: You do this all day in the course of living; there is nothing to be gained by doing it in your free time.

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Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Holmwood is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York at Buffalo
Graduated 1986MD

Affiliations

Eye care & vision assocs
Erie county medical center
Kaleida health buffalo general division
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