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Dr. Richard Carlin

Ophthalmology
Snellville, GA
51 years experience male

Locations

CarlinVision

Snellville, GA

Address

2377 Lenora Church Road, Snellville, GA
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Fax

7709783321

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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

298 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
To anesthetize eye: The drops themselves are not sticky but they cause the eye to feel that way. They are used to anesthetize the eye in order to check the pressure insid... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Yes: The ultraviolet rays emitted from tanning beds can "burn" the cornea and cause blurred vision and pain. That is why you should always wear eye protec... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Very small : As vitreous traction is the main cause for retinal detachment following cataract surgery, if the vitreous is already separated, there would be no trac... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Pain with eye moveme: Pain or pressure behind the eye upon eye movement.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Time: If your vision is unaffected (not blurred, double, etc) this is most likely a hemorrhage from one of the small vessels in or under the membrane (conju... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Corneal problem: It sounds like you either scratched your cornea, the crystal over the colored part of the eye, or have swelling of the cornea. This could be for a var... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Different tissues: Iritis is inflammation of the iris , the colored part inside the eye while conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin transparent mem... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Infection: This sounds like an infection. Use some warm moist compresses and see an ophthalmologist for treatment.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Perhaps: Waking up with one red eye is certainly not normal. There is something causing it. I would have it checked.
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Infection: If tender in one spot when you touch it, it is most likely a style or a chalazion. If so, try hot compresses (warm moist washcloth) on the spot 4 tim... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Things to try: If you feel something, there probably is something there! Try using artificial tears, try pulling your upper lid over your lower lid by the eyelashe... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Many possible reason: There are many possibilities, probably the most common being a refractive error, I.e you need glasses. Of course, diseases such as glaucoma, cataract,... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Paranoid: The most likely liquid falling from a tree would be water. Did it rain recently? The odds of a bat salivating in a tree on a sunny day is very very ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Ciliary flush: The red ring is called a ciliary flush and it is caused by inflammation in the cornea, the clear crystal over the colored part of the eye, or inside t... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Good prognosis: The fact that was reduced to only 20/60 and has improved so nicely to 20/20 bodes well for it staying at or closely to 20/20. Keep up with your eye d... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Floppy lid syndrome?: Could be floppy eyelid syndrome. The upper eyelid is too lose and it spontaneously flips inside out, esp dialysis during sleep. See an ophthalmologis... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Yes: The surface cells of your cornea(epithelium) prevent most bacteria from gaining access to the deeper layers which can cause a serious infection. If y... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
No. Don't worry.: Your eyes could not be damaged because: The light is not that bright. The slit lamp is mostly used for the front of the eye so it is not focused on ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
No: The problem is during the procedure you need to look at a light so the doctor can center the treatment. If you are asleep, there is no way to be sure ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
No worries: Subconjunctival hemorrhages after Lasik are not uncommon. They are broken capillaries from the suction during the making of the flap. They require no... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
See ophthalmologist: The normal reflex in a photo is red due to light being reflected back out of the eye after hitting the retina. If the reflex is white, that would in... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Yes: Whether you wax your eyebrows or not, as you age you most likely will develop wrinkles. Waxing bows will most likely have nothing to do with it.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Yes: Zylet contains a corticosteroid and an amino glycoside antibiotic, which can cause a toxic reaction in the cornea, resulting in blurred vision. Also,... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Freckle: Probably a freckle. I would get it checked if it enlarges or changes colors. If not, I wouldn't worry about it.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Optivar and zaditor (ketotifen): Optical and zaditor (ketotifen) are good over the counter allergy eye drops that used to be prescription medications. If they don't work, there are p... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Yes: You most definitely need follow up care. You may even need to continue the injections to maintain the improvement. Also, the other eye needs to be wa... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Totally different: Dry eyes means a lack of quantity or quality of tears at make the eyes feel dry, gritty and scratchy. Eye fatigue refers to achiiness and headaches ar... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Yes: Lasik is one of the most successful of all operations.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
No.: The time to remove cataracts is when the vision is interfering with your daily activities such as reading, driving, etc. Unless they are causing a pro... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Depends: There are many different types of contact lenses. The best depends on your particular eyes and how you plan to wear them. Your eye doctor can give yo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Probably not but....: Your should consult a lasik surgeon to see if you are a candidate. Generally speaking, if your vision is not correctable with glasses, you probably w... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
It doesn't: There is no evidence to show that using a computer will worsen your vision. It may cause headaches and "eyes strain" though.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Latisse (bimatoprost): Probably the best way is to use latisse (bimatoprost). Applied to the upper eyelashes once daily, it makes them grow longer, darker and thicker. The ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Have them checked: Eye floaters, especially those of sudden onset may be a symptom of a serious ey problem, and should be checked by your eye doctor. If they turn out t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Yes: There are some lens that are approved for overnight wear. Check with your eye doctor to be sure your lenses are.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
See laser surgeon: Multiple factors make you a good candidate for laser eye surgery... over 18 if you are nearsighted, 21 if you are farsighted or have astigmatism. Eye... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Probably not: The odds are very low and are dependent on your age when you have the initial procedure and the type and amount of the initial correction.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
No: She lost her hearing and eyesight from an acute illness as a child.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Try artificial tears: Eye irritation from computer use may be due to dryness from inadequate blinking. You might try more frequent breaks, cold compresses and over the coun... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
No.: With modern wavefront treatments, haloes and glare are common in the early post procedure period and generally go away. Usually they are no worse tha... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Oscillopsia: Raid movements in the visual field is called oscillopsia and is due to rapid eye movements (nystagmus). It may be due to a neurological problem affec... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Yes: Yes but it depends on how long the retina has been detached, where it is detached and other factors. For your particular situation, ask your retinal s... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
No: Not usually but ant procedure involving the ocular surface can.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Ask him: I would suggest asking him why. If it doesn't make sense to you, i would get another opinion.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Try hot compresses: Maybe you could try some warm moist compresses but you probably will need to see an ophthalmologist to have it surgically removed.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Warm moist compresse: You could try warm moist compresses directly to the outer eyelid where the stye is four times a day for 3-5 minutes each time. Do it standing at the s... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Yes: A bright red spot over the white part of the eye (sclera) is probably a broken blood vessel. It should get better after a couple of weeks. As it goes ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
ICL: Best option for -13 would be an icl, but you need a thorough evaluation to see if you would be a good candidate for this.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Depends: The cost of glasses depends on the type, quality and prescription of the lenses and the type and quality of the frames. See a reputable optician and ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
None: If fit properly and cared for properly there should be no long term consequences.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Carlin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Carlin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks , Dr told that it is detached but not yet affected. Still do you think buckling will change the eye shape drastically?
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Most insightful. I think an eye MD appn't is due in my neighborhood as a general check-up.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much! And ya I'll never do that again...not a smart move!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1971MD

Awards

Top Ophthalmologist , Second Place, North Carolina - Winter
2013
Top Ophthalmologist , First Place, Georgia - Summer
2013
Top Ophthalmologist , Second Place, Georgia - Spring
2016
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