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Dr. Jeffrey Paul

Ophthalmology
Holtsville, NY
40 years experience

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Ophthalmology

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131 Answers
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Chalazion/hordeolum: Most often, this finding would be the result of a blocked and infected gland or hair follicle of the eyelid. Depending on the location, it could be ca... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Inflam inside eye: Iritis is the name for an inflammatory reaction inside the eye, especially in the fluid near the front of the eye called aquous humor. There can be un... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Warm water rinses: This symptom is most often caused by blepharitis, a very common chronic inflammation of the eyelids, of usually uknown cause. Could also be "allergies... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
The white outer coat: Sclera is the medical name for the white, non-transparent outer coat of the eyeball. It is about 1 mm thick, quite tough, and made of collagen (protei... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Many causes: Depending on the underlying cause, most cases of itchy eyes can be successfully treated. Most common causes are allergies, dry eye, and blepharitis. S... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Essentially, yes: Amblyopia is defined as poor vision in the setting of a structurally normal appearing eye. Most common causes are misalignment of the eyes (strabismus... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Usually benign: Most common cause for twitching of the eyelids is probably "orbicularis myokymia", essentially a spasm of the eylid muscles for no apparent reason. Th... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Never too late: A wandering eye can usually be improved with strabismus surgery (working on the muscles of the eyeball) at any age. We would not expect your vision, i... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Many possible causes: A sudden change or reduction in vision is an urgent problem which should be promptly evaluated by an eye md. There are a number of possible causes, fr... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Just wait: If you are referring to a subconjunctival hemorrhage, or "broken blood vessel", there is really nothing to do to make them go away faster. Usually tak... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Maybe slow progress: There is really nothing simple that can "improve" nearsightedness until the child is old enough (probably 21 years) to consider laser refractive surge... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Fairly common prob: Macular holes (a defect in the center of the retina) are common, most often affect middle-aged women, and can often be repaired with restoration of vi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Depends on age: There is some information that use of certain eyedrops during childhood may be able to slow progression of, but not cure, myopia. After age 21, with s... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Maybe: Certain prescriptions of glasses, often for large amounts of far-sightedness, can magnify the appearance of the eyes and structures around the eyes, l... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Possibly, others too: A change in vision at any age should be investigated by a thorough examination by an ophthalmologist. Possible common causes in the 60s are macular de... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Treatment helps: There are many treatments available for dry eyes. Increasing the mositure in the environment with a humidifier, dietary changes like increasing fish o... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Have an exam: Probably not prudent to use old bottle of drops, or drops intended for another person, to treat what you may believe is "pinkeye". Old bottles may be... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Mostly elderly: Glaucoma is a common problem, and usually has no symptoms in the early stages. It is more common if there is a family history of the condition, and am... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Blurred vision: Amblyopia is a doctor's name for diminished vision, usually in just one eye, in the absence of demonstrable anatomic abnormalities, i.e. The eye exam ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Yes: "pinkeye", or conjunctivitis, is a very common problem in daycare centers and school. It is often highly contagious, and spreads by touching. There do... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Dye staining test: Best test to search for a corneal abrasion is a slit-lamp exam by an ophthalmologist, usually accompanied by staining of the tear film with a yellow-g... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Multiple causes: Sudden soreness and swelling of the eye or eyelids can have multiple causes. Most common would be a chalazion or a hordeolum (stye). Other infectious ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
4-6 weeks: Lashes will usually take about 4-6 weeks to grow back fully after they are pulled out, presuming no injury to the hair follicle. Not sure about the ey... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Yes: Most common procedure to repair a retinal detachment resulting from a macular hole is a vitrectomy (remove the fluids from the back of the eyeball), r... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Usually injury: The most common cause for corneal abrasion is trauma, usually something striking the front surface of the eye like a fingernail, hairbrush, or tree br... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Couple days: Probably safest to wait about 48 hours after a corneal abrasion has fully healed before resuming contact lenses. It is possible to reopen the epitheli... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Sev. possible causes: There are a number of problems in and around the eye which can cause pain with eye movements. Sinus disease, optic neuritis, thyroid disease (usually ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Vessel constrictor: Vasocon is an otc vasocontrictor drop, which will temporarily constrict dilated ocular surface blood vessels and make the eye look "whiter". The effec... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Possible: First thing we need to know, how certain is the diagnosis? Was it established by blood tests, tensilon test, biopsy? If diagnosis is assuredly myesthe... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Possibly fumes: The surface of the eye is very sensitive to irritants and chemicals. Even the fumes from certain substances can be irritating. Best treatment is to th... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Every year or two: Most adults between ages of 20 and 60 will typically need to see if their glasses rx has changed at least every two years, more often if they have sym... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Dermatology creams: Question probably better addressed by a dermatologist than an ophthalmologist. Likely suggestions would be moisturizing skin creams, or perhaps a mild... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Yes: "astigamatism symptoms", generally blurred or distorted vision, can be caused by many things. Incorrect glasses prescription, or glasses fitting in a ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Carefully: It can be difficult to insert contact lenses when the opening between the lids, or the eyeball itself, is smaller than average. Contact lenses do come... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Depends how deep: Superficial lacerations of the lids or eyeball sometimes require no treatment other than antibiotics to prevent infection. Deeper cuts may require pat... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
There are many: Most common would be corneal infections, like herpes simplex, contact-lens related infections or ulcers and subsequent scarring, acanthamoeba (rarely)... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Where/what leaks: There are many causes for leaking of fluid in the retina. Treatment depends on the underlying cause, and location, of the leak. Fluorescein angiograph... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Urgent problem: Anytime there is pain or change of vision following trauma to the eye, a prompt eye examination by an ophthalmologist is required. Any number of probl... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Thorough eye exam: Eye trauma can range from mild to devastating. A thorough eye exam by an ophthalmologist is the best "test" for an injured eye. If necessary, imaging ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
A week or less: Garamycin (gentamicin) is not used much by ophthalmologists any longer for "pinkeye", or conjunctivitis. Nevertheless, it is a reasonable choice for s... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Can be repaired: Only you can determine if you look "weird" with misaligned eyes, also called strabismus. First step is an eye exam to determine the cause and duration... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Yes: Yes, one droopy or lazy eyelid can be lifted. It is common, however, for the operating surgeon to do both eyelids at the same time as it may be easier... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Peripheral vision: A patient with a detached retina will be aware of a gradual loss of peripheral vision in one eye, often described as a "curtain" coming across the edg... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Task of daily living: A thorough low vision evaluation will conclude with recommendations for devices and techniques for improving a person's ability to cope with diminishe... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Exam, then tears: First step is to establish what is causing the discomfort. See an ophthalmologist for a thorough eye exam to determine the reason for the pain. In man... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Pain, red eye, blur: Most corneal abrasions are caused by known injuries, like a fingernail, piece of paper, hairbrush etc striking the front of the eye while the eye is o... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Usually cataract: If we are certain that the double image is coming from one eye only (patient still sees double with the other eye covered), the most likely causes are... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Not really true: Prolonged use of the eyes, especially for near tasks such as reading, sewing, or computer use, can certainly lead to "eyestrain" or tired eyes. No rea... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Multiple causes: Sudden soreness and swelling of the eye or eyelids can have multiple causes. Most common would be a chalazion or a hordeolum (stye). Other infectious ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Nystagmus: Most involuntary eye movements fall under the category called nystagmus. There are numerous types, and in most cases the cause is congenital or idiopa... Read More

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I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albany Medical College, NY
Graduated 1982MD
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