Dr. Yale Kanter

Ophthalmology
Saint Paul, MN
63 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

539 Answers
386 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Hyperopia: Hyperopia is a refractive error that in many patients requires correction with glasses or contact lenses to provide comfortable vision, and symptoms i... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Eye drops: Yes depending on the viscosity of the drops. More watery drops would not do this but they may require more frequent use, more viscous drops require l... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Herbal supplements: There are no effective herbal supplements to reduce thyroid problems.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Keratosis: Yes, a combination of a keratolytic and steroid lotion or ointment along with a hygienic change can help immensely.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Reftactive error: You will require correction of the refractive error if this is the problem. The other cause of the blurred vision will have to be evaluated and appro... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Mononucleosis: Mono, called the kissing disease. The virus transmitted through saliva, thusly by kissing, you can also be exposed through a cough, asneeze, by shari... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Mononucleosis: Complications are not uncommon and may be more serious than the disease itself. They can include spleen enlargement, liver disease and jaundice. Blo... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Mononucleosis: Usaly you get a relapse of symptoms with or without complications.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Vision change: Your vision may change over time but be unrelated to these activities.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Cell phone: Cell phone irradiation has not been proven to be a significant problem. The best way to resolve your issue is to not use a cell phone. If this is i... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Chaga's dis.: Chagas disease is caused by trypanosoma cruzi, a parasite related to the african trypanosome that causes sleeping sickness. It is spread by reduvid bu... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Mumps: Mumps infection in the first trimester of pregnancy is associated with an increased rate of spontaneous abortion.Although mumps virus is capable of in... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Risks: This question cannot be answered without knowing what you are making reference to or the primary process for which you would like an answer to.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Depends on the age.: Depends on the age of onset. Develops at birth or shortly thereafer, or around the age of three and associated with far sighted refractive error, or ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Nutrition: Unless you have a specific deficiency a regular normal healthy diet would suffice. If a deficiency is present then the appropriate supplements would ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Dark circles: This represents a pigment change and usually is familial,
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Uri: Treatment for a cold is treatment of the symptoms, and should further respiratory or sinus symptoms develop and persist an oral antibiotic may be req... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Mono vs uri: The symptoms initially could be alike. The cold lasts a short duration and mono symptoms linger for a varied period of time.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Altered blood count: There are many conditions, acute and chronic that can alter the blood count and one cannot give you conditions without knowing further details. It is... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Visual acuity: Visual acuity is a measure of how well the eye sees without and with the best correction possible. Measuring the power of the contact lens yields the... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Motion sickness: Atropine-like patch used behind the ear has been proven to be very effective ( transderm scōp (transdermal scopolamine) patch is the name.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Simple visual acuity: Cover one eye and see how well you read a distant sign with small print. Then cover the other eye and compare what you see. You can do the same at ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Strabismus: Strabismus means an eye muscle disorder that can be intermittent or constant. If it is constant there is no depth perception (or stereopsis).
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Astigmatism: This refers to the type of lens in glasses that corrects for astigmatism.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Strabismus: Strabismus affects the eye muscle alignment of both eyes and in an individual that has a constant strabismus (including a micro-strabismus) in which o... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Eye chart: Vision is recorded by the smallest line read on the vision chart in reference to 20/20 being normal, and it is recorded with and without your best cor... 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
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 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 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 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 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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Headache: You need to have a medical eye examination by an ophthalmologist to exclude the need for glasses as a start to evaluate your symptoms.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Uri: suggests you are incubating an URI that may need atytention. Would be best to see your doctor.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Night blindness: True night blindness or nyctalopia (from greek νύκτ-, nykt- "night"; and αλαός, alaos "blindness") is a condition making it difficult or impossible t... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Pregnancy: Not necessarily, but vision can change during pregnancy.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Eye cancer: There are many different types of eye lid, adnexa and eye cancer, and without knowing the anatomical location there is no simple answer.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis is infectious or non-infectious, and this can usually be determined by examination and the appropriate therapy used that is specific fo... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Dizzyness: The two are probably not related but if the symptoms persist you should see your family physician as a starting point.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Presbyopia: The only way to slow this down it to not get older so unfortunately the dye is cast.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Eye discharge: This suggests a pink eye or conjunctivitis and an ophthalmologist should be seen.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Glaucoma: If the iridotomies were successful and patent (open and functioning) there should be no problem with taking these medicines.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Grape seeds.: There is no specific problem associated with ingesting grape seeds, but you should not make a habit of it.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Double vision: It is difficult to answer this question directly without knowing your age and general health issues. This could represent a tia, a transient ischemic... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Eye infection: With appropriate therapy a few days, but continue with the drops for 5 - 7 days to prevent a recurrence.
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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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Yes: The simple answer is yes so long as the pregnancy is uncomplicated.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Modern cataract su: The use of contact lenses depends on how the cataract surgery was performed and what the results were, complicated or uncomplicated? Modern cataract ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Milia: If necessary they can be removed using injectable anesthesia.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Fatigue syndrome: A physical examination with specific lab blood tests to detect the presence of any underlying disease and the latter adequately treated along with hea... Read More
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Testimonials
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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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