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Dr. Daniel Coden

Ophthalmology
La Jolla, CA
38 years experience male

Locations

La Jolla Laser Vision

La Jolla, CA

Address

9850 Genesee Avenue Suite 310, La Jolla, CA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

8584570028

About

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

23 Answers
7 Agrees
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
LASIK or PRK: If the vision is stable, both lasik and prk can work well for farsightedness (hyperopia). Even though our fda approves the procedure from 1 to 6 diopt... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Coincidence: Most conjunctivitis ( especially in healthy people) is viral, and therefore self limiting. Bacterial conjunctivitis is less common, and will respond t... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Yes, but rarely: A true yeast, or fungal eye infection is quite rare, but is occasionally seen. If the surface layer of the cornea is disrupted and the patient's immu... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Absolutely not!: This is an old wife's tale........If you masturbate too much, you will go blind. There is no validity to this, and masturbation has no effect on visio... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
It wont help or hurt: "styes" is a layman's term for blocked oil glands in the eyelid. Most all will resolve completely with time and warm compresses. If they do not resolv... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Mostly congenital: Color blindness (actually color confision) is not uncommon, being present from birth in 6% of males and .6% of females. It can also be aquired rarely,... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Luckily,not many: Restasis is a wonderful drug used to treat dry eye syndrome. The good news is that it is easy to remember as it is only used twice daily.....Also good... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Yes: There is no problem with going straight to contact lenses for a refractive problem. Most patients like to have a "back up" pair of glasses as they may... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Warm compresses,time: It must be realized that chalazions are sterile inflammations, not infections. Most will resolve themselves with time and the use of warm compresses a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
It depends.: Blue eyed people will stay dilated longer than brown eyed people as they have less pigment in their iris. It also depends on what type of dilating dro... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
See below.: The fda has approved laser vision correction between 1 to 14 diopters for myopia (nearsightedness), and 1 to 6 diopters for hyperopia (farsightedness)... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Sometimes: If the level of farsightedness is between 1 and 3 diopters, and there is no astigmatism, over the counter reading glasses can work just fine.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Generally true: Precise measurements of the eye are taken prior to surgery to determine what implant power would be appropriate. An implant would be selected to elimi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
No, PRK may be OK: Lasik is not generally a great idea after previous radial keratotomy as there is a fear that the rk incisions can come apart with the creation of a la... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Not to worry!: Prk, unlike lasik has a much more slow return of vision, but ultimately the visual outcome should be the same. Even though the surface layer that is r... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Minimally: A stye is a layman's word for chalazion, which as an ophthalmologist, is very commonly seen and treated on a daily basis. An injection of local anesth... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Yes: Astigmatism is an irregularity of the cornea that is generally treated with glasses or contact lenses. It can be surgically 'cured' with laser vision ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
It can be: Cataract surgery can be very effective these days for both. Very accurate measurements of the eye are obtained preoperatively, and a computer program ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Yes, see below.: Yes you could, assuming that the eye is otherwise healthy and that your prescription is stable. Of course it is important to measure the corneal thick... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Most of the time,yes: Generally, ptosis is repaired using a number of surgical techniques. Rarely, ptosis may be secondary to a systemic disease (like myasthenia gravis ) a... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Not to worry: It sounnds like you have a condition called myokymia, which is very common. We don't know what causes it and it is probably not related to sleep, stre... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Symptoms unrelated: The combination of headaches and floaters are coincidence and not related. Floaters are generally benign and common. The worrisome thing would be to h... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Not usually painful: A blocked tear duct can be congenital, or more commonly is aquired over time. It generally is painless, causing excessive tearing, but if it leads to ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Coden is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Coden is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! May the Almighty keep u safe
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Thanks a lot doc, you've put my mind at ease!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 1984MD
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