Dr. Andrew Dahl

Ophthalmology
Telluride, CO
57 years experience male

Locations

Office

Telluride

Address

126 High Country Road, Telluride
Directions

About

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: Colorado, New York

Doctor Q&A

353 Answers
22 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
3 days: Depending on the virus that causes your cold, it is contagious for 2-7 days after symptoms abate.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Normal: This is a normal sensation from the frames. Make them a little looser on your nose.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
No: The only mechanism for getting floaters from pain is if one is hitting ones head on the wall or falling because of the pain
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
It can be. : Picking your nose can cause a break in the membranes inside the nose and lead to an infection. Picking can also cause nosebleeds.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Without a mirror: Practice until you can do it without a mirror.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
No: This is not contagious.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Do this: Take a brief break every 10-15 min and close tour eyes and massage your temples for a few seconds.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
When you want to see: Using glasses more will not hurt the function or anatomy of the eye. You should wear the glasses whenever you wish to see better. This could be full... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Yes: Try to wash your hands after touching the cat.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Yes: Eye strain is a physical feeling. It is usually not accompanied by anatomic eye changes. "shortsightedness " which is uncorrected by glasses can gi... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
An ophthalmologist: An ophthalmologist can provide both medical and surgical treatments.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Yes: Some types of conjunctivitis have tearing and no discharge.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Wait and see: Do nothing at this point. If you get symptoms of cough or fever, should be tested. Do not change routine of child care
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Many options usually: call your county health department to learn options. Self isolate until you get testing results back.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
No worry: If there is no vision decrease or pain with eye movement or light sensitivity, this is a subconjunctival hemorrhage, which is similar to a black and b... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Hydration: There are reports of some of these contributing some health benefits. There is no great evidence for this. Drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day is g... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
No problem: There is no evidence that any eye damage occurs from extended computer use. Take a break and close your eyes for a few seconds every 10-15 minutes.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Yes: 5-Hydroxytryptophan, also known as oxitriptan, is an amino acid derivative. There is o scientific data supporting using it for any purpose. Neither ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Meds help: Although there are many conditions, both traumatic and otherwise, in the body that may heal without medicines, one uses medications to make that numbe... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Go to Emergency: Holidays are nice, but medical care is difficult to access. Your mode of injury and current symptoms are suggestive of a fracture of the proximal par... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
No effect: Both of these antidepressant medications are SSRIs. There is no adverse effect on intra-ocular pressure. . They do not increase risk for or cause g... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Yes: it may be nothing significant but with your ocular history, you should have a dilated examination of the eye.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Disc diseae: multilevel spine disease as a radiological diagnosis usually signifies discogenic disease, facet joint disease or spondylolisthesis. Ask the doctor w... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Yes: There are many doctors in that area who do excellent cataract surgery.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
No: Hyperopia occurs in normal shaped eyes when the optical elements are too weak, given the length of the eye.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Decrease salt: Decrease salt intake sleep on a few pillows.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Good: 2/3 of lesions on the face have some improvement with phototherapy.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Please clarify: It is unusual to have progressive nearsightedness (myopia) in a 45 year old. This is usually due to changes in the lenses of both eyes. Progressive ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Need exam: Strabismus can be treated either with glasses, eye drops or surgically.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Myopia: It means you are moderately nearsighted with the right eye a bit more nearsighted than the left.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Various answers: Viral illness meningitis acute labrynthitis drug reaction 'psychiatric disease.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
The : The eye that is to be operated on should not have a new glass prescription filled. However, the vision in the other eye could potentially benefit wit... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Not usually: It would be unusual to transmit a yeast infection to the outside of the eye. It might occur in someone whose immune system is compromised, such as a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
usually not: Elevated intra-ocular pressure usually causes no symptoms on its own. The results oif long-standing elevation of intra-ocular pressure can be periphe... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Chalazion: It is a obstructed gland of the eyelid which has developed some scar tissue. Northing serious
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Yes: In general, once the drops have worn off (2-7 days), the pressure will return to the levels you had prior to the steroid drops.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
No: This is likely a subconjunctival hemorrhage. You only need to see a doctor if you have pain, change in vision or discharge
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
All different: One cannot compare these drops. Each is good for different indications. Restasis is for dry eyes pataday is for ocular allergy lotemax is for inf... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Need more info: If the right eye crosses to the right (laterally), it implies a transient right third cranial nerve weakness. This could be due to a TIA or a migrain... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Infected lid gland: It sounds like you have an obstruction of one of the oil glands of the lid and that it has become infected. Try some warm compresses to the closed ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
No: If you have a turned eye or crossed eye, a contact lens will not hide this.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
No: If the drooping loids are due to myasthenia gravis, medication can help. Sometimes weight loss can slightly reduce drooping of lids. There are s... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
No: The bates' method does not cause any beneficial anatomical changes to the eye(s).
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
If drops work: If the eye drops allow you to reach threshold levels, continue on the drops rather than going ahead with slt.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
No: No exercise routine or medication has been proven to change the refractive components of the eye in a beneficial manner.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Risks: The risks of surgery are greater than the risks of using eye drops. Most glaucoma can be managed by the use of eye drops.
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A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
No: Although contact lenses can aid in correcting unequal vision in the two eyes, contact lenses do not change the actual size of the eyes..
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Wine all right: A glass of wine a day while on antibiotics is not contra-indicated.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
No: Assuming that SLT has been appropriately advised for a pressure of 28-31, reaching a pressure of 25 will NOT be low enough.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Dry eyes very common: Dry eyes are very common, especially in contact lens wearers. If you do not wear contact lenses and are on no medications, dry eyes are quite uncommo... Read More
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Testimonials
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Nov 19, 2015
Dr. Dahl has been a very helpful referral source for me! He has been willing to field my "urgent care" eye questions which has improved my eye care to my patients significantly.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Dahl is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dahl is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you! my 2 granddaughters were with me last week because they had pink eye and could not go to school. They played with their kitchen set, and I could not remem...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! Sir, but my doctor says i m not eligible candidate for laser cause my thickness should be >550, do i have any other option
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you very much that saved my mind and here I was thinking I'm having some sort of vision distortion!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, NY
MD

Residency

MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY

Residency

New YORK-PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha
Top Doctor, Third Place, Albany, NY - Winter
2013
Top Ophthalmologist , First Place, Albany, NY - Winter
2013
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