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Dr. Yale Kanter

Ophthalmology
Saint Paul, MN
61 years experience male

Locations

Office

Saint Paul, MN

Address

Saint Paul, MN
Directions

About

Bio

Dr. Kanter is trained in Ophthalmology from the University of Minnesota, Department of Ophthalmology Fellowship (1960 – 1965).

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

Licenses

United States: Minnesota

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

682 Answers
480 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Microwave: No. Easier and safe way to do this is to make a hot cup of tea, squeeze out the baggy, place it in a zip locked bag and cove it with a piece of pape... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Eyelid pigmentation: The darkness represents a change in skin pigmentation and sometimes is familial. There is nothing that can cure it.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Disk edema: Because of the anatomy and direct communication of the cerebrospinal fluid around the optic nerve.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Night vision: Is there a visual problem that causes you to ask this question? If so see an ophthalmologist.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Phoria-tropia: This represents an eye muscle imbalance and a possible need for corrective glasses. Best to resolve this with a visit to an ophthalmologist.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Bacteria: The bacteriology report should identify the organism and the antibiotic sensitivity.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Uri: ?This may represent a viral upper respiratory infection and should resolve uneventfully. Should your symptoms persist or increase and change best see... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Diplopia: It is possible, but it may also represent an eye muscle imbalance with or without a refractive error. Seeing an ophthalmologist would help resolve the... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Cyst: This may represent a small cyst. Your dentist or family doctor can relieve your anxiety concerning this.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Night blind: I do not understand what "like this" means. There is no external eye change with night blindness. True night blindness may not be what you areimplyi... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Sinus pain: Sinus infection can cause pain around the eyes. If this visit proves to be normal then see an ophthalmologist for further evaluation. This will help... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Surgery: The cost of the surgery is dependent on the ophthalmologist and where the surgery is performed and how it is performed. Best see the eye surgeon who ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Samples: Depends on the dermatologist and the availability of samples.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Crt lenses or ortho-k lenses: I would suggest you go on a google search and then evaluate the supplier before you purchase.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Macular degeneration: Defined as macular degeneration that occurs in older people, but sometimes the same pathological occurrence can happen in younger folk.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Wasp sting: If it becomes red and swollen wit increasing tenderness, an infection is a possibility. Also a retained stinger could add to this.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Eye pressure: This is a borderline elevated pressure and a single reading depending on the method used may have no significance. To differentiate between frank gla... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Chemical in eye: Immediate response would be to wash it out with warm tap water and then use drops prescribed by an ophthalmolgist to treat any residual symptoms.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Ignore: Use warm dry heat 3 - 4 x a day followed by antibiotic drops or ointment.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Sinusitis: I would have the sinusitis treated first and then when you feel comfortable then resume flying. Also consider chewing gum during the flight to balanc... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Worms: Most unlikely unless the dogs worms are on your fingers and your fingers find your oral cavity (mouth).
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Eye lids: This can be accomplished with eye lid cosmetic surgery.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Irregular menses: Would suggest evaluation by a gynecologist to address this issue.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Blood pressure: Yes to evaluate for any curable cause or prescription of medication to controll bp.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Discolored eye: the yellowness can occur for many reasons...some severe, like jaunice or benign like prolapsing orbital fat. It takes an eye exam toanswer your quest... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Trauma: See your family doctor who will decide on the necessary evaluation and resolve your concerns.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Parents: You need to discuss this with the prescribing doctor and see what is recommended to resolve this.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Eye "bump": This is difficult to interpret because of some lack of description. It may represent a small benign cyst and would be of no concern. If it increases... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Floaters: No beneficial evaluation with an ultrasound. Best help is by direct observation by the ophthalmologist.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Floaters: If you have not had a current eye exam you need to have one for accurate diagnosis of your symptoms. See an ophthalmologist.
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Urinary pain: You may have had an infection and subsequent narrowing or stricture that can create pain on urinating. If there is burning this suggests an infection... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Thyroid eye disease: The ct scan is to verify that nothing else is complicating the issue. If you are having double vision with the eye mis-alignment there are things tha... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Post herpetic neural: There's no cure for postherpetic neuralgia, there are treatment options to ease symptoms. For most postherpetic neuralgia improves over time. No sing... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Pain: Would start by seeing an ophthalmologist who can assist in the diagnosis and appropriate referral if necessary.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Pink eye: Usually topical medication is sufficient to cure most causes of pink eye.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Bit fit: It might be wise to see a pediatrician who can resolve this issue with you to see if the infant has an underlying problem or there is a problem betwee... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Ignore: Strabismus in new born or infant needs to be evaluated by a (pediatric) ophthalmologist and treated.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Eye pain: See an ophthalmologist to determine if this is from your eye or a sinus infection.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Cyst: This may represent a vaginal cyst, and a family physician or a gynecologist can specifically address this.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Intercourse: This is most unlikely if he did not ejaculate and sperm was not directly or indirectly deposited into your vagina. Since you may desire to experiment... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Neurological change: There are no exercises to do what you request. There appears to be a neurological disconnect or dysfunction that is responsible. You might want to ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Headache.: The symptoms require evaluation to exclude a neurological disorder. Have an ophthalmologist lead the evaluation.
A female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Microvascularanomaly: This could very well represent a vascular anomaly. An exam by an ophthalmologist will give you the answer and alleviate your concern.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Conjunctivitis: For a bacterial conjunctivitis sometimes a culture and slide smear are done to clarify the offending organism. Sometimes a slide smear is used to dif... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
P;apillary comjuctiv: If this is asymptomatic, nothing needs to be done since there can be a seasonal variation. If you have furry pets this could be an explanation for th... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Lung disease: Yes depending on the nature of the lung disease.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Keratoconus: Yes there are treatments and this must be done under the care of an ophthalmologist.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Headache: It is possible this could be related to a migraine diathesis and he should be seen by a pediatrician to exclude other possible causes.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Refractive error: You may be accommodating to the refractive error, but when given the appropriate correction you will also see how much better your vision will be.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Red eyes: The most commonest cause would be a dry eye syndrome and can be managed by appropriate wetting agents.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kanter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kanter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr .Kanter for your kind professional opinion most grateful to you
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Thanks for your quick reply! I see eye doc 3-5 times a year. what other tests would you suggest?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I thought as much. Thanks for confirming it.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine, NS
Graduated 1960MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of MN, Department of Ophthalmology
Graduated 1965MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER University of MN
Completed 1961

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, St. Paul Region, MN - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, St. Paul Region, MN - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, St. Paul Region, MN - Summer
2013
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