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Dr. Jon Fishburn

Ophthalmology
Boise, ID
31 years experience male

Locations

Office

Boise, ID

Address

999 N Curtis Rd Ste 205, null, Boise, ID
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Coventry

Humana

United healthcare

PacificSource Preferred PSN

CIGNA Health Care

Blue Cross of Idaho

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Wellmark Inc

Medicaid

PacificSource

Regence Blue Shield of Idaho

UnitedHealthcare

InterMountain Eye Centers

Meridian, ID

InterMountain Eye Centers

Boise, ID

InterMountain Eye Centers

Boise, ID

InterMountain Eye Centers

Eagle, ID

InterMountain Eye Centers

Nampa, ID

About

Bio

I am a board certified eye surgeon practicing ophthalmology in Boise Idaho. I've completed fellowship training in glaucoma and ophthalmic pathology. I have a tremendous passion for my profession and compassion for my patients. I also have been a world class and national wild water kayak champion and still compete as a runner in regional races. I am active in numerous athletic events, such as mountain and road biking, Nordic and alpine skiing, tennis, crossfit, rock climbing. I also promote healthy lifestyles through my interests in exercise physiology and preventative medicine.

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: Idaho, Oregon

Languages spoken

German

Doctor Q&A

1.3K Answers
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Eye examination : A comprehensive eye examination including a dilated funduscopic examination is essential to diagnosing glaucoma. Additional testing thereafter, if ind... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Strep throat: Streptococcal pharyngitis caused by group a streptococcal bacteria.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Prevent disease: By definition, a disease prevention specialist performs professional public health education, prevention, assessment, counseling, intervention and re... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Conjunctivitis: Viral conjunctivitis is very contagious often for 10-12 days depending on the virus. Protect others by washing your hands, avoid contact, sharing towe... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Safe sex: Abstinence , condoms, monogamy.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Eye injury: Eye injuries vary in there severity and length of recovery. If minor, recovery can be a few days as in a corneal abrasion. If severe, as in a lacerati... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Mainly astigmatism : Your refractive error primarily shows mostly astigmatism correction, left greater than right eye. I would categorize the correction primarily mild to ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
SLT : Provided that your eyes are amendable to glaucoma laser treatment, an SLT laser is an excellent and low risk choice to help reduce intraocular pressur... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
No: They are both bleeding but from different causes.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Pingueculum: It's probably a pingueculum, particularly if it is painless. These usually occur in the inner and/or outer white part of the eye. May be yellowish an... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Yes: Latisse™ is very effective in its lash enhancing ability. Longer, thicker & darker upper lid lashes are the result after 16 weeks of usage. The pr... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Body hydration: Make sure you stay adequately hydrated by following the general rule of thumb: "drink eight 8 ounce glasses of water daily". Adjust your fluid intake... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Examination: First of all, keratoconus is mostly a sporadic disease with an incidence of 1:2000. It is bilateral & not due to inflammatory conditions. Less fre... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Rinse with eyewash: Rinse your eyes copiously with a over the counter eye rinse, such as EyeWash™, for several minutes. You may repeat several times. Your eyes may still ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Do you mean...: Tobramycin, an antibiotic, is used to treat bacterial infections of the eye. The risks using it do not involve fungal infections, glaucoma, or catarac... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Examination: You need to make an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam by an ophthalmologist, & possibly A neurologist. Headache with blurred vision is conc... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Retro orbit pain: These are difficult to diagnose. In a normal ophthalmogic exam, pain behind the eye may be referred or from an orbital disease process. Sinusitis, nec... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Why?: Try Cosmetics. Avoid cosmetic surgery unless there is definitely a functional problem. Why mess with your natural beauty with surgery?
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
?iris color: Perhaps you are noticing various color differences on the iris surface. Some irides have multiple colors (hazel) and depending on the balance of color... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Try not to rub: Your eyes are sensitive to mechanical irritation, such as rubbing. Try avoiding this & use an over the counter antihistamine eye drop like Zaditor... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Few months: Surgical scars on the ocular surface are structurally sound after about 3 months.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Doctor of medicine: Ophthalmologist (Eye MD) are medical doctors trained to diagnose & treat medical & surgical diseases of the eye, eyelid & adnexa. Optometr... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Standard: The most common test for glaucoma is measuring the iop by applanation tonometry. Computerized visual field testing, optical coherence tomography, Heid... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Serious: How do you know this? If your vision has been affected, you should be seen right away by an Ophthalmologist. A retinal vascular hemorrhage is serious ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Definition: Heteropsia refers to differing visual acuities between the eyes. Eg., 20/20 in the right eye and 20/50 in the left eye. Now a refraction determines w... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Caution!: Sodium hydroxide is a very bad actor & may result in serious ocular complications. You may have only splashed your eyelids, because of the rather ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Stye?: A tenderness at the lash line may be the start of a stye. Especially if you tend to rub your eyes, the little oil gland openings can become inflamed &... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Copiously rinse: If you have splashed bleach into your eyes and on your surrounding skin, rinse your eyes & face with water asap. You should also have someone take... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Yes: By turning your head with your glasses on, you are changing the way the light from the image you are looking enters through your pupil. This blur is d... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Not the same: Replenish your contact solution, as this contains all the necessay ingredients to clean, disinfect & store your contacts. In a pinch(because you h... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Bruise or dry?: A painless red spot on the white part of the eye may be a bruise, which is self limited & usually disappears after several days without treatment.... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Pricey : Canaloplasty can range from $2000 to as high as $8000, of course depending on the region, the insurance, where the procedure is performed, and the sur... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Atypical but possibl: Vital keratoconjunctivitis can take many weeks to resolve, depending on the type of virus. It's important to be followed carefully & tapered gradu... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Likely Floaters: It's possible you are seeing floaters in your visual field, particularly if they're seen in daylight while looking at a bland backdrop, like a sky or ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Yes: Think of the palm of your hands & the soles of your feet. They often get that dry feeling making you reach out for lotion or cream, even though th... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
If not better, exam: If your eye otherwise feels relatively normal but looks terribly "tomato ketchup" red, you likely have a subconjunctival hemorrhage. Usually these are... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Pingueculum : Your eye doc was likely referring to a yellowishish lesion adjacent to the cornea located on the conjunctiva Primarily at 3 & 9 o'clock positions,... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Eat well & exercise: There are no specific glaucoma diets. Eat any of many healthy diets as recommended by many sports nutritionists. I particularly like the Mediterranean... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
See Eye MD: With chronic angle closure glaucoma, the occurence of sudden or new unfamiliar pain should prompt you to seek medical attention right away. I'm surpri... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Yes: There's a variety of different toxins secreted by the salivary glands of venomous snakes. Depending on the species, some venoms attack nerves(neurotox... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Possibly: Retinal nerve fiber changes in glaucoma progression can nicely be measured by stratus oct. The question you pose is your measurements are not the same... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Refractive errors: Yes, the spherical equivalence (net average power) is identical, but the affect on focus is different. The former prescription is less strong, and thi... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
No: Your nose shape and size is genetically predetermined. Aging does affect the size of the nose, which generally gets fatter and a bit longer.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Yes: It's the power of the progressive lens. It should be faint enough so as not to interfere with vision.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Cause of ulcer?: Yes, but, if corneal ulcer was caused by wearing contact lenses, then extreme caution and supervision by your eye md is essential so as to avoid futur... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Not related: Hair loss and glaucoma are not related conditions, and having one doesn't affect the other. Hair loss does occur as we age, but excessive may be cause... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Yes: Eyelid and corneal burns can be quite severe if concentrated steam exposure occurs. Be careful. Wear protective eyewear if you have to work around ste... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Yes: Acanthamoebic keratitis (ak) is a serious corneal infection that can result in corneal blindness or total blindness. A high index of suspicion is gene... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Copper poisoning : Wilson's disease is a genetic defect in the body's ability to bind plasma copper (defective ceruloplamin) which leads to excessive accumulation of cop... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Best not to: You can always bring the contacts with you, and when you are in the recovery room, ask the nurse if it is okay to place contacts back in.
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Testimonials
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1.4K
Thank you notes
Feb 21, 2016
I like the way Dr. Fishburn warmly meets patients where they are, as well as how he educates and collaborates well with colleagues. We are lucky to have him here on HealthTap!
Dr Jon Fishburn is a compassionate devoted Ophthamologist who give sound advice and is well respected in his field. I highly recommend Dr Jonas a colleague and as a friend.
Jul 14, 2014
A very knowledgeable physician. I highly recommend Dr. Jon Fishburn!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I am following up with an optometrist to start. He gave new Rx for left lens. Now, 1 day later I see the same. Probably put in my old lens into same frame. This is flori...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Dr Jon Fishburn, That is a very interesting concise answer and very helpful too,thanks for taking the time to answer my question with your professional opinion. Regards...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you very much for your quick and helpful advice. i know its very difficult. i am under a glaucoma specialist for the last 11 years.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Nevada School of Medicine
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Residency

University of Tennessee

Awards

Many national and international athletic awards
Physician Recognition Award
Diplomat of American Board of Medicine

Affiliations

St lukes boise medical center
Intermountain Eye/Laser Center
American Glaucoma Society
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