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Dr. David Speck

Ophthalmology
NY
42 years experience

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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

54 Answers
20 Agrees
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Speck
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Stress,caffeine: An isolated twitch of a muscle is called myokymia. It may be caused by stress, fatigue, or excess consumption of caffeine, or caffeine like compounds called xanthines found in tea, cocoa, and chocolate. It's usually not dangerous if it's isolated to just one muscle.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Speck
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Probably not: Your eyes run the same 24/7/365, awake or asleep. You may feel tired after concentrating for a long time, but your eyes are just as ready to work as they ever are. Involuntary eye movements are rare. Twitching of the lids may come from stress, excess caffeine, or certain medications.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Speck
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Not uncommon: Dry eyes are a common development with age. Certain medicines, contact lens use, smoking, sun and wind exposure, and lasik may make them worse. If they are not associated with any more serious systemic diseases, then they are not too worrisome, just another "benefit" of advancing age.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Speck is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Speck is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for your input. She has been wearing glasses for about 8 months so far. And I've only noticed a worsening in frequency of the affected eye turning outward. her pedi opth she was seeing said ...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! thank you doctor it's really useful and quick answer
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, NY
Graduated 1979MD
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