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Dr. Howard Pomeranz

Ophthalmology
Great Neck, NY
29 years experience male

Locations

Office

Great Neck, NY

Address

600 Northern Blvd, Suite 214, Great Neck, NY
Directions

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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Cigna

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

I am a neuro-ophthalmologist employed by North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System. My office is in Great Neck, NY. My area of expertise is neuro-ophthalmology, neurological problems affecting vision, such as optic nerve problems, double vision, and blepharospasm.

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: New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

185 Answers
86 Agrees
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Eyeglasses: Generally speaking an eyeglass prescription is usually valid for up to a year after it is written. An optician helps you to choose the style glasses ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Optic neuritis: A cause for the optic neuritis needs to be determined. An MRI scan is usually needed to do this, as well as other tests that can be performed by a ne... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Diplopia: Diplopia means that either one eye alone or both eyes together are not seeing a clear sharp image. There can be overlapping images or separate images... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Optic neuritis : It depends on the cause of the optic neuritis. When associated with multiple sclerosis it tends to get better. However with other causes (sarcoidosi... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Papilledema : If papilledema is not identified and treated promptly, vision loss can result. Work-up for papilledema could include an MRI scan of the brain and a s... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Optic nerve: Yes, the optic nerve can be seen optimally on an orbital mri.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Tearing: Lots of things can cause tearing including eye infection, inflammation, dry eyes or a blocked tear duct. See your eye doctor to have it checked out.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Pseudotumor cerebri: Anything change or loss in vision that you feel is new or significant or worsening of headache should prompt a visit for your ophthalmologist to evalu... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Conjunctival cyst: It is probably a conjunctival cyst. See your eye doctor to have it checked out.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Astigmatism: This is a nearly negligible amount of astigmatism and should not be responsible for any significant problem with vision.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Glaucoma management : Depends on how well controlled the glaucoma is. This needs to be closely monitored with serial pressure measurements, visual field testing and pictur... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Ischemic optic nerve: You most likely had ischemic optic neuropathy, a condition in which there is a disturbance in blood flow to the optic nerve which causes the optic dis... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Optic nerve: It depends on where the calcium deposits are located. If they are in the optic disk, then the calcium deposits are likely due to optic disk drusen, ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Papilledema: An ocular ultrasound can show optic disk swelling. A CT or MRI scan of the brain and orbit may show the reason why.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Vision loss: It could be a migrainous visual disturbance. You should have your eyes checked to determine if there is a problem in the eye.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Red eye: A red eye can be caused by many different things including dryness, inflammation, infection. An exam by an eye doctor should help to determine the ca... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Glasses prescription: An incorrect prescription may give you a headache or cause blurry vision, but shouldn't damage your eyes.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Cataract: The patient's age doesn't matter. Cataracts can occur in babies, children and adults. What matters most is how the cataract is affecting vision and ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Pseudotumor cerebri: Treatment is to lose some weight, lower spinal fluid pressure by taking a diuretic such as diamox, (acetazolamide) and monitor eye function with eye e... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Cataract: A cataract will not change the color of the iris but if the cataract is advanced you may be able to detect its color (brown or white) by looking at th... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Optic diSk drusen: It is rare for vision loss to happen from optic disk drusen. Visual field loss is most common. Visual acuity loss is more rare.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Blindness: Any disease of the eye that degrades the quality of the image transmitted to the brain can cause blindness. Therefore any diseases of the cornea, ret... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Cataract: This is a joint decision between you and your ophthalmologist. In general when you feel that the cataract is interfering with your ability to use you... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Optic neuritis: The cause of the optic neuritis needs to be determined and will influence the type of treatment.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Optic nerve: The optic nerve is at the back of the eyeball and transmits visual information from the eye to the brain.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Optic neuritis : Blurry vision, decreased perception of color and contrast, blind spots, pain or discomfort with eye movement, blurry vision when exercising or eating/... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Pseudotumor cerebri: Tingling in the hands and feet in pseudotumor cerebri is more commonly due to the side effects of the diurectic medications used to treat the disease ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Venous stent: If there is stenosis or narrowing of one of the veins in the brain that drains blood from the brain, a stent in the narrowed vein can in some cases be... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Glasses : It won’t hurt your eyes but it might give you a headache if you wear them for long enough and the prescription is very different from yours (if you we... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Optic nerve: Not yet but lots of research being done.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Pseudotumor cerebri: To make a diagnosis of pseudotumor cerebri an indvidual needs an eye exam including visual field testing and dilated eye exam to look at the optic ner... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Eyelid: Could be a stye. Have it examined by an ophthalmologist.
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Eyedrops: It is not unusual to feel eye drops at the back of your throat. The next time you use the drops block the tear duct in the corner of your lower eyeli... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Blind spot: You should see an ophthalmologist to have a test called a visual field to determine the reason why you are experiencing the blind spot.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Blind spot: Your blind spot is the place in your peripheral vision where your optic disk is located. Because there are no retinal photoreceptors at the optic dis... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Papilledema: A doctor can observe papilledema with an ophthalmoscope looking through the pupil into the back of the eye.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Artificial teara: Yes. It is ok to use artificial tears for dry or irritated eyes up to 3 or 4 times a day. If the problem does not resolve, you should see an eye doc... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Pseudotumor cerebri: Pseudotumor cerebri is a condition in which the intracranial pressure is too high which leads to optic nerve damage and vision loss. It is diagnosed ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Optic nerve: The optic nerve carries visual information from the eyeball to the brain.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Optic nerve: Optic neuritis, ischemic optic neuropathy, compressive optic neuropathy, toxic optic neuropathy, traumatic optic neuropathy, hereditary forms of optic... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Distance from cornea: Contacts sit directly on the cornea so their magnification power is different than lenses in glasses that are in front of the cornea.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Optic atrophy: Usually takes 4 to 8 weeks for atrophy to develop after any form of optic nerve injury.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Eye doctors: An ophthalmologist is a physician with an md or do degree. An optometrist receives a degree from an optometry school but is not a physician. An opti... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Papilledema: A condition of high pressure in the brain can cause your symptoms. See a neurologist right away to have an exam. An ophthalmologist should look at y... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Myokymia: Myokymia or involuntary twitching of the superior oblique muscle can caused episodic blur or double vision and can be treated. See your ophthalmologi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Blepharospasm: Botox injections around the eyelids are the most effective treatment for blepharospasm.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Glasses: Eye doctors can use an instrument called a retinoscope to determine if the baby is near-sighted, far-sighted or has astigmatism that requires treatmen... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Optic neuritis : you might have to see both. Optic neuritis can be caused by neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis. So once the ophthalmologist has confi... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Myasthenia: An intravenous injection called a tensilon test, blood testing for acetylcholine receptor antibodies, and an electrophysiological test called an elect... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Atropine: Atropine causes the pupil to dilate and may remain so for a week or more and cause blurred vision.

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Aug 13, 2012
Dr Pomeranz, is highly knowledgable in medicine and ophthalmology. However, he absolutely stands out as a star in neuro-ophthalmology . Like many of my peers, we look up to Dr Pomeranz to prepare us ...Read More
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Dec 30, 2015
This was the second of two perfect half-hour consultations. Above all, this doctor listens. Then he applies over 20 years of experience to a problem. He easily explained the urgency of finding the ...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Pomeranz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you and you are absolutely correct. The double vision is gone now and hopefully the cross eye will also go away.
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tk u I am partially blind in the lazy eye if my good eye goes bad I d b blind can iget surgery 4 cosmetic reson
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This checklist saved my life. Thanks :) Thanks, saw Stanford oph't today, got him to take 2 swabs, stay tuned!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

BARNES JEWISH HOSPITAL

Awards

Associate Professor
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

North Shore-LIJ Medical Group
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