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Dr. Andrew Dahl

Ophthalmology
Telluride, CO
55 years experience male

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Office

Telluride

Address

126 High Country Road, Telluride
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Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Licenses

United States: Colorado, New York

Doctor Q&A

412 Answers
31 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
See a doctor: You mmay have an imbedded foreign body in the cornea, a foreign body under the lid or a corneal scratch. You should be examined and treated.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
No: I do not know which eye drops you mean, but no eye drops should be used when contacts are in except for a non-preserved wetting drop.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
A prescription: Base curve, size, sphere, cylinder, axis and manufacturer and name of contcat lens, also which eye.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Cannot tell: A "small eye" may mean a steep cornea, but that is not necessarily true. The curvature of the cornea (in mm. Radius of curvature_ is a determinant ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Depends: If you have astigmatism ( a difference in corneal curvature from one part of the cornea to another) axis is important. The importance of correct axi... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Nerve ending.: A nerve ending on the white of the eye can appear as a grey dot. If it is something new or is increasing in size, have it check3ed by a physician... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Do not worry: She had some bleeding on the outside of the skull and gravity has made the blood go downward and is now under the skin around the eye. It will take a... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Inflammation: most people with heterochromia iridis have no problems as long as the difference of iris color is not due to an itis tumor, trauma or prior minflammat... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Very low: The incidence of severe visual loss as a result of strabismus surgery is well under 1 %.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
No: There is no home laser that will do this.
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
NO: It can correct hyperopia but cannot correct presbyopia.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Minimally: Most glaucoma drops have a duration of effect of 12-48 hours. Therefore missing a day will usually not increase the pressure markedly. However, it... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
There are risks: Risks of lasik include infection, undercorrection, overcorrection, various visual symptoms after surgery, loss of flap, night vision disturbances. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Yes: Therre are three areas of the lens that mau be affected by acquired cataract: the nucleus, the cortex and the posterior subcapsular region. Cortic... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Can be: Yes. If it persists for a few days or is associated with other symptoms (pain, visual loss, discharge) see a physician.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Yes: 'pink eye' is a lay term for a viral infection of the outside of the eye. Just as one can get a cold more than once, one can acquire viral conjunctiv... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Not normally: Each eye has a small blind spot located about 15 degrees outside of the center of fixation. Enlargement of the blind spot can occur with glaucoma a... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
No: It is not as long as it is not extremely bright.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Yes: In children who require the use of contact lenses, for example for the optical correction of aphakia (after cataract removal), there are both hard and... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
NO: Steroids do not prevent infection. They can reduce the inflammation often associated with infection.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Yes: Ocuvite has noithing that should affect the blood pressure.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Yes: Yes, stop smoking meth.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Need to be checked: This could be due to a number of conditions. If it persists for another day, have yourself checked by an ophthalmologist.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
All are at risk: A hyperope can get pvd, retinal detachment, etc., but is at less risk than a myope.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
No: Do not worry--it may cause a little burning feeling for a brief period of time.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
No: If you have no symptoms of eye redness, discharge, discomfort, itching, or burning and have normal vision, there is no reason to be examined.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
See a doctor: If you indeed have a cut of the surface of the eye, you need to be examined and treated.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
JAUNDICE: The whites of both eyes appearing uniformly yellow is a sign of jaundice, which is the buidup of bilirubin in the blood. This can be due to a large ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
1-3 days: The incubation period for most forms of viral conjunctivitis is between 12 and 72 hours.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
See ophthalmologist: You probably have a small corneal abrasion. You should seek medical help so that this heals properly and no infection develops.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Yes: In general, over the counter drops to "reduce redness" should not be used. Try some preservative free artificial tear drops.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
See a doctor: If you have a corneal abrasion, you need to see a physician so that it heals correctly
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Prostanoid: any of the prostanoids: Lumigan, Xalatan, travatan, etc. all are used for glaucoma. Latisse (bimatoprost) is also a prostanoid--used to accentuate ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Yes: Hyperopia can be corrected with laser vision surgery. There are, of course, risks. The amount of visual improvement will not be significantly bette... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Yes: If it still there after 10 days, see your doctor. More likely it has become better on its own and may have been hormone related.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
No: However the ultimate cause of the hemiconvulsions may have an effect on vision.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
No: It will not structurally change your eyes.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
No: Lumigan is a drop used to treat glaucoma. Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) is a combination of two anti-infective agents and a steroid... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Yes: As long as there is no pain and you have normal vision.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
2-3 days: You can wear a contact lens two or three days after it is gone. If it has required surgery, you need to wait 2-3 weeks to avoid disturbing the incisi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Remove rust rings: In general rust rings should be removed unless not new. Cornel abrasion should be treated with combination antibiotic steroid qid and then seen in a ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
You need to be check: You may have some corneal clouding from the "conjunctivitis". This could be a viral infection of the cornea por an immune response to an antigen.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
No: If this a subconjunctival hemorrhage, there is no reason to avoid alcohol. Try not to get drunk and do not fall down a flight of stairs.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Same as normal: The risk for a 3 diopter myope is no more than the normal risk.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Rarely: There are some aspects of these two diseases that are similar, but it is fairly simple for an ophthalmologist to differentiate these.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
No cure, but help: You can decrease the amount of jaundice by drinking a large amount of fluids and eating more frequently.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Yes: If it is an allergy to something that gets on the skin, or in the eye or on the lid, it may affect only one eye. If it is an allergy due to something... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Blood flow : When you get up quickly, the blood pressure drops and there is less blood flow to the brain. See your doctor if persistent.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Yes: Lasik is done with anesthetic eye drops. The light will be bright and you will feel some pressure briefly but no pain during the procedure
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
No: There is no cream or gel that will minimize the scar seven years after the injury. . It may get better as she grows. If not, [perhaps, plastic surge... Read More

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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 31, 2015
Dr. Dahl is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 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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