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Dr. Richard Hector

Ophthalmology
Bradenton, FL
10 years experience male

Locations

Office

Brademtpm, FL

Address

7230 55th Ave E, Brademtpm, FL
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00pm - 5:00am
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Ellenton, FL

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Sarasota, FL

About

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

German

Doctor Q&A

272 Answers
58 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
An ophthalmologist: Do any of them have fellowship in glaucoma? Board certified? You will be visiting them at least three times a year, therefore, office location, do t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Cloudy lens: A cataract is a natural clouding of the lens inside the eye that you should not have to worry about until you are 60 years old or greater unless you h... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Possibilities: It may be an innocent as dry skin which will heal quickly with a little vasoline petroleum jelly, or could also be skin cancer. If it has been there ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Not good: Red eyes and contact lenses are not a good combination. It may be the contacts are too "tight" you may have developed an allergy or your eyes are to... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Topical: Most corneal ulcers are treated with fortified antibiotic eye drops, frequently.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Not good: If you are talking about a vein inside your eye swelling, that may lead to severe vision loss. Please seek a full work up by a retinal specialist.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Almost: I am concerned you may have a corneal ulcer and you should see an ophthalmologist at your earliest convenience.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Possibly: If there is an optometrist or ophthalmologist associated with the shop, yes.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Hot compresses: Use a tea bag for your hot compress.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Glasses: Prism glasses can help correct small to moderate amounts of diplopia surgery is also corrective but may not eliminate entirely the need for glasses.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Very safe: White sclera is healthy sclera monitor the side affects of all your other medication, prednisone, etc. Very carefully, do not worry about restasis.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Yes: But you need aggressive therapy if you are 58 and already have lost peripheral vision. I would aim for 15/16.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Kidneys: Have them do a thorough evaluation of your renal status.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
No: You should be evaluated for possible sinus infection or even glaucoma.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
40 % gamble: You probably heard that around 60% of sarcoid cases will resolve without treatment. There are many forms of sarcoid, some very serious. Work with a... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Needs follow up: Has the child seen an ophthalmologist? Preferably a pediatric specialist. Could be glaucoma.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Keratoconus: I am concerned with the degree of nearsightedness (if your numbers are preceded by a "-") and would recommend your eye care professional evaluate you ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Yes: There can be a serious problem if you are having blurred vision. You should stop the medication and seek medical evaluation. This is very true if yo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Yes: Prescription lenses are very expensive and soft cloth material is highly recommended to reduce scratches.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Yes: If you were poked hard enough to create bleeding, the injury should be evaluated. If there is loss of vision also, the sooner the better. If there i... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Stop: Do not use the herbal "remedy" as it is irritating the surface of your eye, or worse. A trip to an ophthalmologist would be recommended.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
50/50: Its a coin toss unless there is a serious ocular disease that runs in one or both of the families, do not worry about it.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Milder virus: Could be a milder viral infection, or contact with an irritant, air born or from you hands, make up, dry eye from computer use, etc.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Yes: You should have you eye evaluated for an abrasion and/ or severe inflamation.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Optc nerve: Glaucoma is an eye condition that causes loss of peripheral vision from progressive optic nerve damage it is serious and you should be followed with... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Duration?: If you are talking about transient loss of peripheral vision, migraine is on the top of the diagnostic list, but if this is a persistent loss of perip... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
No: That is an old "wives" tale.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Multiple meds better: It is better to add another inflammatory medication than go to a "maximum" of any medication. There are numerous other anti inflammatory meds that wor... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Yes: A recent study showed that dog owners share a lot of the bacteria from their pets.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
No: It is a mild steroid.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Muscle tension: in someone your age, I would consider muscle tension, stress, rest and massage therapy should help work on the issues giving you "the stress"
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Flu/virus: most likely viral/fiu Could be food poisoning With so many severe symptoms you need to seek medical attention soon before you become dehydrated
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
No: but pink eye is a viral infection and an antibiotic is not needed unless there is a co-existing bacterial infection
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Need medical w/u: this may be related to your previous brain surgery (visit your neurosurgeon/neurologist) or to a new problem which may be vascular in origin (temporal... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Melatonin: try Melatonin (OTC) but be aware that late night use of laptops, etc can alter your sleep cycle
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Yes: Unfortunately it is possible but very unhealthy for your eyes.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
There are several: The list is moderately long. It may be eye strain (need for glasses), sinus problems, eye muscle imbalance(strabismus) or glaucoma.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Yes: Sounds like you are already familiar with this frustrating eyelid inflammation. Do your warm compresses every day and clean your lashes with the vari... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
No: If you have chronic "eye strain", you may have uncorrected refractive error, most likely astigmatism. Go for a full eye exam.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Yes : And then tomorrow start spacing the pills out more evenly.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Not necessarily: Being under stress may also act as a distraction.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Medication: Are you using glaucoma drops/medication? That may also cause this to happen.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Do not worry : The movement of your eye is controlled by the surgeon during the procedure and you will not have to worry about it.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
YES!!: You may have allowed the infection to spread and should seek medical attention asap!
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Yes: If it is only related to dry eye, frequent use of unpreserved artificial tears should allow the "ulcer" to heal. If the "ulcer" is not improved in 12 ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Migraine sysndrome: But i would recommend a complete medical work up with so many symptoms.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
LASIK?: There are many types of laser eye surgery but lasik is the most common. Dry eye is the most common side affect and can be severe in 10% of these proc... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Easily: Eye doctors can look inside the eyes and see your blood vessels, nerve tissue, etc and the general health of these structures indicates your general ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Possibilities: Sinus congestion tops the list could also be glaucoma pinched occipital nerve vasculitis so a medical and visual exam is needed.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Nerves/virus: Could be a pinched nerve, shingles, sinus infection, a medical evaluation is needed.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hector is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hector is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I am currently using Muro ointment. What an lifesaver! Also taking Vit. A and E. I live on the coast so it's pretty moist, thank goodness & thank you.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! but the dots and splotches dont move!!what could it be?will my eyes adjust to these glasses or is not normal?
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Thanks Dr. Hector. But the question was not to resolve the issue but to hide it. Would their be any problem with eye A if eye B had a patch, forever

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1974MD

Residency

letterman army medical center

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Bradenton, FL - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Bradenton, FL - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Bradenton, FL - Winter
2013

Affiliations

board cerified
American Board of Ophthalmology
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