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Dr. John Gillespie

Ophthalmology
Russellville, AR
41 years experience

Locations

Office

Russellville, AR

Address

1700 West B Street, Russellville, AR
Directions

About

Bio

Graduate of Ohio State Univ with Honors in Nutrition and medical school at Univ of Louisville with further training at Mayo Clinic Rochester Mn in Ophthalmology, now in private practice specializing in surgical and medical management of Glaucoma, Cataract and Refractive disorders and Retina since 1985.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

102 Answers
14 Agrees
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Gillespie
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea might be a cause or symptom. A disruption in the sleep process is the problem but obstruvction of the airway and thus reduced levels of oxygen the long term consequence. A medical evaluation is needed and possibly a sleep study to monitor breathing, heart rate and rythm, brain waves tobrule out seizure activity and levels of blood oxygen. Get this done and feel more refreshed in am.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Gillespie
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Divergent gaze: Exotropia (aka divergent gaze) can have a congenital or acquired basis. If it is recent onset a medical evaluation is important to rule out diabetic , hypertensive or other neurologic etiology. An ophthalmic evaluation would be a first and important step. Muscle alingment. Or strabismus surgery can help restore this to straigten eye gaze.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Gillespie
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Steroid and IOP: Steroids like used to reduce keloids are often used in limited and local ways. Although class of drugs can cause a rise in the eye' s pressure, it would take sustained elevated iop to develop glaucoma. An eye md could help with the prescribing physician treating the keloids with steroids if will be more than a week or if multiple injections required.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gillespie is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gillespie is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! naomi had an mri tonight hopethere is no tumor
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY
Graduated 1980MD

Awards

Gold level Laser Vision TLC, Top 100 practice
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