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Dr. Avi Bitton

Ophthalmology
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43 years experience male

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Ophthalmology

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English

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19 Answers
10 Agrees
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Suboptimal lenses: Several possibilities - most likely being that the center of the lens is not properly aligned with your pupils. That's assuming that they are the cor... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Not recommended.: Wouldn't help. Antivirals and possibly topical steroids may be indicated, if seen by an ophthalmologist.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Blepharitis: Often due to inflammation, blockage of eyelid glands. Try warm (not hot) soaks for 5-10 minutes at bedtime - keep rewarming washcloth as necessary. If... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Floaters: Could be caused by cellular debris floating in the vitreous gel of the eye. A dilated eye exam called indirect ophthalmoscopy should be performed by y... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Different causes: Often genetic, can be related to loss of the normal fat pads that surround the eyeballs. Some medications can also be responsible.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Not Unusual: The odds of it being serious are not high, but a good ophthalmologic exam is advisable to confirm.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Yes - soaks: Warm (not hot) compresses to the eyes at bedtime are a good idea. Keep rewarming as the compress cools. About 5-10 minutes per session to start. If n... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Eye exam necessary: Can be from many possible causes - listing them would be of no help to you - a comprehensive exam by your ophthalmologist is needed, especially to det... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Sure: For reading, they're good any time of day, as long as they enable you to read comfortably.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Check it out: There can be various social and/or psychological causes. An initial evaluation by your md with referral to a specialist of his/her choosing is advisa... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Check it out: Are the headaches caused by visual effort? What other factors are associated with their onset? What relieves them? These and other questions are imp... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Virus?/cold soaks: May be caused by a virus. Try cold soaks, make sure to wash your hands well with soap/water to prevent spreading this. Get checked by an eye dr if per... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Yes: Are the headaches only without the glasses? If so, you really should wear them: either get frames that you like and are happy wearing, or see if mom w... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Medical evaluation: Most importantly, you must get an immediate, comprehensive medical evaluation to find possible causes and treat them. This is not a purely ocular prob... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Yes: Should be ok. Double check with your doctor.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Safe: Tv/computer screens are not known to emit harmful radiation.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Yes: Important to have them checked by an eye doctor. Very possibly correctable with a better eyeglass prescription, but you want to make sure that there a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Pediatric exam: A visit with his pediatrician is indicated, less likely that it is caused by an eye problem.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Don't express: just gently rub the q-tip along the edge of your eyelid after about 10 minutes of warm (not hot!) compresses.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bitton is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bitton is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, It was a very concise answer .
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

LONG ISLAND JEWISH MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1983
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