Dr. Azhar Salahuddin

Ophthalmology
Fresno, CA
24 years experience male

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Fresno, CA

Address

7025 N Chestnut Ave, Fresno, CA
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About

Bio

I am a cornea surgeon in Fresno, California.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English, Punjabi, Urdu

Doctor Q&A

59 Answers
19 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Never: That's a really bad idea. Scratches and contacts both increase the chance of a really bad infection and combine the 2 and you're asking for trouble.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Scratch or iritis: A sudden corneal scratch can cause this. If your eyes get very dry or you rub them, you might get a small scratch which hurts, makes your eyes water a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Migraine or low BP: First, get you blood pressure checked, since low blood pressure can cause you to see spots. If these spots show up randomly, lasting 15 minutes and re... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Usually not needed: Pxe, or pseudoexfoliation, is an unknown condition that shows up as deposits on the surface of your lens. Most of the time it does nothing and no trea... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Stress?: Those symptoms are usually a sign of stress and/or not sleeping well. However, you may need to speak to a neurologist to rule out other more serious d... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Less light scatter: Glare is caused by scattering of light before it enters the eye. Anti-glare lenses filter certain wave lengths of light, resulting in a more uniform ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Most likely: If your problem is only during reading, try getting over the counter reading glasses and see if it makes a difference. You can get head aches and eye ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Use something else: Vasocon is a vasocontrictor which gives you temporary relief but in the long run can irritate your eyes even more. It shrinks your blood vessels on th... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Wait: At 3 1/2 months there is still a chance that the blocked tear duct will resolve spontaneously. Try massaging near the inner corner of your child's eye... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Eye drops: Episcleritis is an inflammation of the covering over the white part of your eye (the episclera). Irritation such as dry eye and allergies can stimulat... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Direct exam: The only way is to actually look into the child's eye when dilated. Usually it's pretty obvious since you get a white reflex instead of a red one. If ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
2 forms: There is a dry and wet kind. Dry is far more common and less severe and happens when the macula (central part of the retina) starts to 'crumble'. Wet ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Depends: Your doc will check you the day after your procedure. If all is well, he still may want you to be in town for a week in case there are any complicatio... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
No: Tears (or better yet an eye flush) are very important when the injury first happens. But if it has been a long time, the chemical is no longer there a... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
In advanced glaucoma: Glaucoma is a condition that is related to an increase in eye pressure. Over time, the optic nerve gets damaged and you start to lose peripheral visio... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Bad idea: Anytime you try to find cheap meds on line, you risk getting ones that are fake or contaminated. Furthermore, vasocon is a vasocontrictor which gives... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Won't help: Pink eye is almost always viral, in which case tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) (which is an antibiotic/steroid combination) won't help. If it'... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Depends: Several possibilities: 1- you could be sleeping with one eye slightly open, 2- you have allergies affecting one side more than the other (it would itc... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Yes: A stye pushing on the eye lids can make your eye seem smaller.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Plugs,drops,ointment: Dry eye is a very common side effect from lasik. First use preservative free artificial tears 4-5/day. Then consider punctal plugs to block the tear d... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Thin sclera: The layer under the sclera is called the choroid and is darkly pigmented. In infants (and old people) the sclera can be thin and the dark pigment show... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Yes: Leaving your contacts in too long is very dangerous. It can result in infections that can cause permanent loss of vision and the first sign is eye pai... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Diabetes?: Diabetes can show up with frequent urination, fatigue, blurred vision and need to eat and drink constantly. Thyroid disease can show up as fatigue and... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
It can: Tropicamide is a dilating drop, which means it makes your pupil larger, allowing more light in. If you have a corneal or lens condition (scars or cert... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Reshaping the cornea: First a flap is created on your cornea with a blade or laser. It is then lifted and a laser is used to reshape your cornea (flatten it or make it more... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Pretty common: Twitching is usually due to irritation, most commonly dry eye. Use artificial tears (preservative free) a lot and it should get better.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Common problem: The first step is to be evaluated by an eye doctor to make sure you don't have any retinal problems that may have resulted in bleeding. Assuming that ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Check blood pressure: What you have sounds like 'orthostatic hypotension'. When you stand up, blood rushes away from your head and you may get light headed and feel like yo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
No: Patching is not done for crossed eyes, per se. It's for treating a lazy eye and forcing you to use it by blocking the other eye. Once the eye strenght... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Regular checks: Unfortunately many people are unaware they have glaucoma until it has already caused damage, so you are right to ask about prevention. There is no way... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
15 minutes: Depending on the technique, it takes about 15 minutes for both eyes.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Try flushing it: If you feel you have something in your eye, try flushing it with an eye wash first. If that doesn't work, you need to see your eye doc. If not removed... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
No: After lasik, your vision will be a little blurry. Also, you may get some sedation (valium) and driving would be too dangerous.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Heat: The first thing is to apply a lot of heat. Boil an egg, wrap it in cloth and keep it over your eye 10 min on, 10 min off. If it's still there a few we... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Many reasons: Dry eye has several causes. Usually it is due to increased evaporation rate (dry wind blowing in your face, staring at a computer screen all day, etc)... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Get checked: Much like you feel pain when you pull on your skin, you see flashes when something tugs on your retina. It is usually a sign of the vitreous (the gel ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Not really: You could consider colored contacts - that would be the easiest way. Certain medications like Lumigan (or latisse) have a side effect of turning your ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
How old?: Depends on how old your grandchild is. If newborn, check for an 'eye popping reflex' (he will close his eyes in bright light and open them in the dark... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
2 things: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) (which is tobramyecin and Dexamethasone combined) is an antibiotic / steroid combination. It is used to treat ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Keratoconus?: Given your age and description, you probably have keratoconus (a congenital weakening of your cornea). Go see a cornea specialist immediately and ask ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Systane or Refresh: Systane and Refresh are my favorite brands. Can't say when it will take effect because it depends on how bad your corneas are and if there are any oth... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Yes: If you're having trouble because the drops burn or hurt, you should contact your doc. They may be able to replace it a less irritation drop. If you ph... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Eyes getting dry: A blast of air, be it from a fan or wind, causes your tears to evaporate quickly. To compensate, you blink more since blinking releases tears. The sol... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Warm compresses: First step is to apply heat to your eyelid to melt the blockage causing the chalazion. The best way is to boil an egg, wrap it in cloth and put it ove... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Topography: The most accurate way is to do a topography - a machine shines rings of light onto your eye and then analyses the reflection. It then creates a surfac... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Caustic eye injury: The pH of the eye is 7.4, so if a chemical is too acidic or too basic, it can damage the eye if it gets in. It damages the surface of the eye ( a 'bur... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Several things: Scratches, infection, foreign body, iritis, dryness and allergies top the list. Excess tears drain into you nose and cause it to run.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Bells palsy?: If you have bell's palsy, you would have trouble smiling on your left side, the wrinkles on your forehead would be less prominent on the left and your... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
No: Don't start wearing your contacts until your docs gives you the all clear. The last thing you need is to re contaminate your eye.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Dry eyes: Your eyes could be getting dry from a number of things - weather, poor sleep, stress, computer use, too much caffeine etc. If your vision is relativel... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 31, 2015
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Boston University School of Medicine, MA
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