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Dr. William Constad

Ophthalmology
Jersey City, NJ
42 years experience male

Locations

Office

Jersey City, NJ

Address

600 Pavonia Ave, 6th floor, Jersey City, NJ
Directions

About

Bio

Fellowship Trained Corneal Surgeon. Practicing General ophthalmology with Corneal and Refractive Surgery. Medical Director of the Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey. Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at UMDNJ.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

96 Answers
31 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Visual comfort.: If you see well enough to do the other activities you particpate in, then just use your glasses when you feel the need to see better. However, don't b... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Not likely ss stated: It would be difficult to explain why closing your eyes would make them red. More likelywhile sleeping your eyes are open slightly, allowing exposure w... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Short time: We need to differentiate between narrow angles, which is a discriptive anatomic condition, where the anterior chamber angle is narrow, and a narrow a... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
YES: Any laser can cause damage to the eye. It depends on the aim, the power and the wavelength of the laser light. Never look into a laser pointer or fool... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Yes: Epstein-barr has been associated with this condtiin.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Yes: Xerophthalmia refers to the changes that occur with vitamin a deficiency. Taking leiter amountsof vitamin a will allow the body to repair most of the ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
No: Sarcoidosis is more prevalent in swedes, danes & us blacks. Women slightly more than men. No relationship to occupation.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Albino: There are variations in the types of albinos.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Hot compresses: Use hot tap water, very hot, but careful not to burn yourself. Use for 5 to 10 minutes, 4 times a day until gone. If does not go away, you might want ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
A number of things: New onset of rapid eye movement.... Nystagmus can be caused by drugs, trauma, a stroke, or even a tumor. You should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
May not need to: If you had a clear lens extraction, you were likely either very near sighted or very far sighted beforehand. Either of these conditions can be associa... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Depends: Small detachments can sometimes be repaired with laser, other times surgery, sometimes along with laser is necessary.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Need more info: If yag laser was completed, and opening adequate, the the other issues would be......Need for glasses , clarity of the cornea, and/ or the functioning... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Difficult to tell: Depends on what instrument is used to access the eye.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
See an ophthalmolog: Don't mess around, if stuck by a sharp object like a pin, it can easily puncture the eye
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Medication: It is difficult to say for sure what you have, but a condition called membranous conjunctivitis would fit. If so, you would be more comfortable with s... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
More information: You need to better understand what you have. Get a diagnosis from one of the specialists you have seen. Ask them for printed information to explain yo... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
CONTROL BLOOD SUGAR: Vision will often fluctuate when the blood sugar levels drop after being over 300. However you can also have retina bleeding so you should be checked.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Give them away: There are organizations, one is called new eyes for the needy. They collect used glasses. Many of these donations go overseas because of limitations i... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Irritation: Eyelid twitching is secondary to nerve or muscle fiber irritation. You do not need to treat it. That being said, it can be annoying. Try hot compresse... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
NO: Macula degeneration will cause a decrease in central vision. Night blindness is related to a loss of peripheral retinal receptors.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
NO: The rods and the cones - the light receptors in the retina are in fixed positions and do not migrate.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
An Ophthalmologist: "night blindness" can be caused by a number of retinal diseases, but most often it is simply related to aging changes, and, in fact, is not night blin... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
No: Use some artificial tear to help rinse out the discharge. Then use comfortably hot compresses on the closed eye to help the style finish draining. The... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
About a week: If, by "a red dot" you are referring to a sub conjunctival hemorrhage . However if the redness seems to get worse, is accompanied by pain, discharge o... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Maybe: Lasik can correct hyperopia, to some degree, though does better on myopia and astigmatism. In accommodative esotropia there is an increased ratio of n... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Take him in: Particularly if one eye is notably worse than the other as you note, could well be an infection. He needs to be evaluated.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Eye, or lid?: Most common twitching is the eyelid. Caused by nerve or muscle fibril irritation. Aggregated by caffeine .... Coffee, tea, colas, chocolate. Relieved ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Hot compresses: Use plain hot compresses to help these plugged glands empty and resolve. Stay away from harsh cleansers around the eye.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Other symptoms?: Zaditor (ketotifen) is a topical antihistamine, often useful for eye allergies. Whitish discharge in the am could be mucous from allergies or irritati... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
See an eye doctor: There are prescription medications that will likely help. Either an antihistamine, or antihistamine combination drop, steroid eye drops are sometimes ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Floaters: It is not uncommon to have floaters when you are nearsighted. Lasik should not affect those at all. If you went into your ophthalmologist and he/she d... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Yes and No: For refractive surgery - not any kind of mark that is visible to you or your acquaintances.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Unknown: Impossible to give a meaningful answer. You should see an ophthalogist who does laser surgery and be evaluated.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Dryness or exposure: You may be sleeping with your eyes not completely closed - not something that you would be able to tell yourself. Try using an artificial tear gel whe... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Yes, and No: When you are working on something close - laptop, computer, book, etc, the blink reflex is somewhat surpressed and you don't blink as much. Blinking i... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
None: Eye exercises are sometimes done for some eye muscle disorders. However there are no eye exercises that make you see better.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Maybe not: A broken blood vessel on the iodide of the eye is called a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage. It can make the eye feel heavy or teary, but does not affect v... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Yes: I assume bandage lens was prescribed and placed by your eye doctor. If you are monitored by him/her and lens changed as necessary, you should be ok. R... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Yes: However it depends on whether the astigmatism is caused by a misshaped cornea, or is coming from the lens inside the eye.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Depends: If your pressure is now well controlled, and repeated testing shows no further damage, then you are fine with your general ophthalmologist.
A female asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Maybe: If you are wearing standard disposable lenses, they are fairly inexpensive. Throw out the lens and put in a new pair. If you want to re-use, clean, s... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Can be: General contact is not enough, but if secretions from that eye are transferred to another person they can get an infection. Understand that styles are... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Allergies: Likely pollen from grasses or trees, though you could be allergic to many other things.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Take her to your doc: Don't fool around with your new born's eye. Take her to your pediatrician, or eye doctor.
A male asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
No reason.: Prednisone eye drops in and of themselves is not a reason to hold off on eyeglass measurement. However, if you have inflammation, and this is why you... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Cold compress: Likely allergy. Avoid eye makeup, or be sure to use a hypoallergenic product.
A member asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
NO: Anisometropia means that there is a different measurement of the need for glasses between the two eyes. Myopic - indicates that you are nearsighted. T... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
E.coli: The most common would be e.Coli.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Too many to mention: Cataracts, advanced glaucoma, macula degenerations. Any of a number of retinal disorders, including retinal detachment. Corneal scars, trauma......

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Constad is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Constad is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Tyvm.i have now read way way too much on dr google:( my anxiety causing internet friend! So tyvm for responding. I will take advice.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks Dr. William. I will try your recommendation when I get the twitch again. I just don't know what to do when it get it.
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Thank you. I guess it's nothing because there's no pain or discomfort. More like blood clot and I want bright eyes. Thanks again! !

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Pennsylvania, PA
Graduated 1980MD

Awards

Top Ophthalmologist , Third Place, New Jersey - Winter
2013
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