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Dr. Yale Kanter

Ophthalmology
Saint Paul, MN
63 years experience male

Locations

Office

Saint Paul, MN

Address

Saint Paul, MN
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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

539 Answers
386 Agrees
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Heart rhythm: You are describing a heart rhythm disorder that should be evaluated. Atrial fibrillation may be at cause except that you are a little too young.. Se... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Uri: Yes, but do not overdose with the medicines.
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A member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Rhinitis, fever: This could represent the early manifestation of a viral upper respiratory infection. If symptoms increase suggest you see your doctor early.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Eye surgery: Your situation is difficult to interpret or understand with your limited question description. If you could elaborate further i will try to provide a... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Eye red with pain.: What you have now may not be related to what you had before. Both eyes red, now one eye red with pain. Would suggest you see an ophthalmologist to e... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Virus: Best see an otologist to see if the ear was affected by the virus.
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A female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Tendonitis: It could be a tendonitis. Advil 3 to 4 tabs a day shoud help.
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A member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Parotid surgery: Facial nerve can be involved with this kind of surgery. Would suggest return to the surgeon for post evaluation.
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A male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Dryness: Could be part of dryness or a viral disorder. If recurs or increases in severity should see your family doctor.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Tongue thrush: Would suggest seeing your family doctor or dentist for an appropriate diagnosis and therapy.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Ear trauma: If your hearing is OK there will be no resultant problem aside from your pride being challenged. KIf you do have a problem best to see an eent doctor... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Tonsils: If this continues to recur or persist you should see an ENT specialist who will help resolve this condition.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Liposuction: It is most unlikely a hematoma at this late stage and is best answered by your physician's evaluation.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Lesion: I would suggest you see an ENT specialist who can assess what this is and treat it appropriately.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Eye pain: Depends on further explanation by history and findings on evaluation and examination. An ophthalmologist can resolve this issue with evaluation and t... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Epiphora: blocked tear duct causes tthe tears to drain over the lid margin. Evaluation by an ophthalmologist can determine the cause and plan for treatmeent.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Pcos: Would suggest you see an endocrine gynecologist to relieve your anxiety and get a definitive diagnosis.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Eye drops: Is used to treat eye conditions due to inflammation or injury. FML works by relieving symptoms such as swelling, redness, and itching. Belongs to a cl... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Epiphora: tearing eye is one that continuously releases clear fluid from the inner corner of the eye lid and flows down the cheek. It is usually due to an obst... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Muscle twitching: Was a serum calcium level determined in the work up? These diverse non localizing symptoms can represent a manifestation of fatigue, anxiety, tension... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
20/30 VA: Your age the most likely cause is refractive error correction, assuming your health is good and you have not taken steroids by mouth or injection. Wi... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Yes for ....: 4 different gases used in vitreoretinal surgery: air, sulfur hexafluoride (SF6),perfluoroethane (C2F6) and perfluoropropane (C3F8). In the vitreous c... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
URI: This may be the residual of an upper respiratory infection and should resolve within 5 -7 days. If it persists see your family doctor.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Sleep disorder: The coating in the morning can be explained by mouth breathng and the effect of dryness on the tongue. It might be adviseable to see if you have slee... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Unusual problem: The best way to resolve your issue would be to see an ophthalmologist.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Yes: Yes but should also get a culture and sensitivity before if possible.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Otitis media: You are describing middle or inner ear disorder and this should be immediately evaluated by an ENT specialist who can try to resolve your symptoms a... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Blind eye cosmesis.: Depends on the end result of what your eye looks like now. A cosmetic shell can be used to cover the eye if it is a cosmetic problem only. An artific... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Head trauma: it is possible depending on the initial head trauma. See your family doctor or urgent care for immediate attention.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Eye infection: If an infection shoulf occur you will know it and then see an ophthalmologist. If there is any suggestion of a change from normal remove the lens, sa... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Blurred vision: There are a multitude of eye causes starting with a refractive error. Changes in tear secretion and dry, allergy, ete, etc etc. Not knowing your ag... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Dry eye: This could be the manifestation of a dry eye or represent a foreign body under the eye lid.. An ophthalmologist can solve your dilemma.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Eyelid: The simple answer could be because you have a slight ptosis (one eye lid droops a little lower than the other) or you could have some lid retraction (... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Dilated veins: If it is unilateral it may represent a venous obstruction and should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Orchitis: Could be the start of an orchitis and should be evaluated by your doctor immediately because there might be other concerns.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Trauma with Xarelto.: If you develop new symptoms within the next hour or two you need to proceed to the emergency room pronto. Otherwise just be more careful and concerne... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Oral cavity: You should see your family doctor who will advise how to handle this. It represent a viral problem which will resolve but your doctor can make you com... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Hashimotos thyroid: Would recommend discussing your options best for you with a thyroid specialist or endocronologist.
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A female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Red eye: There are several possabilities, and there is no need to disturb you with multiple diagnoses. I would suggest you see an ophthalmologist to resolve t... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Headaches: Would suggest you have a medical eye examination with refraction to start the evaluation for this problem first.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Contact lens case: If you do not keep it clean and carry it in your pocket it should be replaced before it looks like a container that your lenses should not be in. Or ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Low platelet count: You should see an hematologist for an appropriate diagnosis and your concerns can be addressed.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Eye lid rash: It should be diagnosed as to the actual cause and then the appropriate therapy instituted.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Bee sting: Immediately ice packs will help decrease the swelling. Also antihistamines and or advil (ibuprofen) will help along with relieving the pain.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Restasis: The most common side effect is a temporary burning sensation. Other side effects include eye redness, discharge, watery eyes, eye pain, foreign body s... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Eye discharge: If you have an active conjunctivitis, appropriate topical therapy (drops and/or ointment) should resolve this problem in a few days and sleeping will... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Red eyes: Not necessarily. You may have a dry eye syndrome that has developed or was exacerbated by the surgery and if it persists it should be evaluated furth... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Glasses: Wearing the correct spectacle lens correction does not harm your vision.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
School myopia: Basically no. The best answer as to the degree is to look at your parents and relatives as a guide for possible outcome.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Genetic blindness: It depends on what the type of blindness is. If it affects the retina and optic nerve there is no corrective surgery for this. If it is due to a dee... Read More
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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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