Dr. Joseph Fishkin

Ophthalmology
Emerson, NJ
25 years experience male

Locations

Office

Emerson, NJ

Address

85 Kinderkamack Road, Suite 201, Emerson, NJ
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About

Bio

Dr. Joseph Fishkin is a Board-Certified Comprehensive Ophthalmologist. He treats all ages, and specializes in all aspects of eye care, including cataract surgery, laser vision correction, contact lenses, glaucoma and eye infections.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Licenses

United States: New Jersey

Doctor Q&A

13 Answers
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Fishkin
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Blocked glands: You likely have a skin condition which is leading to blockages of the glands in the eyelids (blepharitis). These blockages lead to the styes that you ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Fishkin
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Fairly common: An eyelid twitch (also called blepharospasm) is often due to stress, lack of sleep, or too much caffeine. Anything irritating your eye can also cause ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Fishkin
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Carefully...: To put on contacts while sitting on a plane, use the lavatory first to clean your hands properly. Wait until the seat belt sign is off, since that usu... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Fishkin
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Yes: An eyelash can grow inward and poke you in the eye when you blink, which can cause irritation. Additionally, an eyelash can come loose and float aroun... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Fishkin
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Genetic + more: Genes definitely play a big part in determining who will become myopic. However, we have found that there are many environmental factors, as well. Rec... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Fishkin
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Many possibilities: Unfortunately, that's a very non-specific symptoms by itself. It can represent a refractive error (i.e. Need for glasses), an infection, injury, infla... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Fishkin
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Many possibilities: Unfortunately, that's a very non-specific symptoms by itself. It can represent an infection, injury, inflammation, allergy, disease, or a long list of... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Fishkin
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
3 options: There are many different causes for crossed eyes. Depending on the cause, the problem may go away by itself, glasses may be needed, eye exercises may ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Fishkin
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Normal or infection: All night long, our closed eyes provide a warm, dark, moist environment for bacteria to grow, and there can be a constant battle between these bacteri... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Fishkin
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Depends on the cause: It depends what caused the floaters. For most people, vitreous floaters can disappear over a period of weeks to months - eventually the brain "tunes o... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Fishkin
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Eye warning signs: Some warning signs to look out for include: any decreased vision, redness, pain, sensitivity to light, double vision, tearing, and discharge. However,... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Fishkin
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
A few possibilities: I've had patients come to me with that exact story, and in the end it was different things causing the pain. Some types of eye or orbit inflammation c... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Fishkin
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Few possibilities: If you find yourself squinting to see things better, you likely have some kind of vision problem, and a trip to your ophthalmologist will determine if... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fishkin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fishkin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for you advice.
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Thanks for your quick reply!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 1998MD

Awards

Patients' Choice Award, America's Top Ophthalmologists Award, Most Compassionate Doctor Award

Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
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