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Dr. James McDonnell

Ophthalmology
Covington, IN
36 years experience

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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English, Polish

Doctor Q&A

21 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. James McDonnell
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
See a gastroenterolo: He needs to see a gastroenterologist to find the cause it may be an otolaryngology (ENT) problem, but the gastro person will know.
A male asked:
Dr. James McDonnell
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Myopia: Chronic near work has been associated with myopia.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. James McDonnell
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Brow lift: It really depends on how low your brow is, how well you blink, if you have any corneal drying. If they raise your brow you may not have sufficient c... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James McDonnell
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
White eyebrow : Any number of factors can lead to white eyebrow hairs. Are you using benzoyl or hydrogen peroxide with any regularity on your face? Some mineral def... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James McDonnell
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Black eye: That numbness is due to trauma to the sensory nerve under your eye. Nerves grow back at about 1 mm per day. So it can take months for the numbness t... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James McDonnell
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Strabismus surgery: Rarely glasses will fix the problem at your age, but outpatient surgery will correct it. I would suggest an experienced strabismus (eye muscle surger... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James McDonnell
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Dark Eye Circles: Dark circles under eyes usually aere not a sign of exhaustion or serious illness. They can be cuased by a number of things: seasonal allergies, a col... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James McDonnell
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Can be serious: Causes of night sweats include: menopause, idiopathic hyperhidrosis (you sweat too much), infections (tuberculosis is most commonly associated), cance... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James McDonnell
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Herbal Tea: Herbal tea not decaffienated tea. Herbal teas all have differnet properties and can be helpful for any number of conditions. It really depends on ea... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James McDonnell
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Mybe thyroid: Have your physician take a look at you and draw a thyroid panel.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James McDonnell
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Yes.: Migraine auras can be vary form patinet to patient : blind spots (scotomas) which are sometimes outlined by simple geometric designs, zigzag lines t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James McDonnell
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Likely Flu: You have a systemic infection like a upper respiratory infection or "cold". If you are really having trouble breathing you should see your doctor as ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James McDonnell
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Artificial Tears: Most likely you are sleeping with your eyes slightly open. I would suggest a viscous artificial tear (which you can get over the counter) prior to go... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James McDonnell
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No easy removal: I am not a fan of surgery or medicine, but with moles, the very best and safest way to get rid of them is surgical excision.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James McDonnell
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Evaluate: Evaluate yourself for food allergies. Keep your vitamin d level at 60-80. Exercise 3 times per week.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. James McDonnell
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Likely micgraine.: People will opten have a visual "aura" that lasts for a short while prior to developing the headache. Often precipitated by foods, food additives, o... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James McDonnell
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Lip Balm: Best way to keep them moist is a good lip balm a number of times per day. Burt's bbes or any other organic lip balm is best way to keep them moist an... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James McDonnell
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Chronic Headache: Chronic headaches can be the result of a number of things. Often muslce tension in the neck and shoulder muscles can lead to headache and can be elim... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James McDonnell
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No HFCS: Also, make sure you are not eating anyting with high fructose corn syrup or agave. Eating those two will increase your uric acid greatly.
A member asked:
Dr. James McDonnell
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Likely infection: If you have chills you likely have an infection and are beginning to develop a fever. If it does not resolve in a 24-48 hour period or our develop an... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James McDonnell
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Lip Balm: Best way to keep them moist is a good lip balm a number of times per day. Burt's bbes or any other organic lip balm is best way to keep them moist an... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. McDonnell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. McDonnell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I will look up those links.
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This saved my life. Thank You! I am so greatful .
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

Ophthalmology

Awards

2012 Chicago Magazine “Top Doctor.”
2012 Patients' Choice Award.
2011 "Chicago's Favorite Kid Docs" - Chicago

Affiliations

Loyola University Medical Center
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