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Dr. Harold Ballitch

Ophthalmology
Ontario, OH
35 years experience

Locations

Advanced Eye Care Center

Ontario, OH

Address

1991 Park Ave West, Ontario, OH
Directions

Fax

4195225189

Office

Mansfield , OH

About

Bio

Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Medical Director Advanced Eye Care Center, Medical Director Advanced Eye Care Surgery Center

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

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

67 Answers
23 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
No: No your temporary vision loss is not secondary to your myopia or eye disease but is concerning, start out by seeing your family doctor.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
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Possible strep: Your symptoms could be caused by a virus or bacteria you should seek medical attention. In the meantime gargling with warm salt water will likely imp... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
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Probably not: Best treatment for a stye is warm moist compresses and typically oral antibiotics. Topical antibiotics can sometimes be helpful but Polymyxin B trim... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
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Minimal: Restasis is a very safe long-term drug. Your dry eye complications are much more likely to cause you ocular damage then the side effects of the restas... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
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Yes: My initial impression is very positive. Your pressure has been lowered by 1/3 which is most encouraging. There have been several major glaucoma studi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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35 years experience
Training: Typically an ophthalmologist would have done a ophthalmology residency. Where a neuro ophthalmologist will have completed a fellowship in neuro ophtha... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
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Yes: An eye doctor cannot be forced to prescribe you contact lenses whether they have power in them or are colored or not.
A 18-year-old male asked:
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Many things: Herniated orbital fat or a festoon are common causes, especially if you have a history of trauma.
A 29-year-old female asked:
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Pinguecula: If it is next to your cornea it is probably a pinguecula which is typically caused by UV light exposure.
A 36-year-old female asked:
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Subconjunctiva blood: This sounds like a subconjunctival hemorrhage or bleed. It is not sight threatening. Typically painless with possible irritation or foreign body sen... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
Sometimes: Combining warm moist compresses several times a day with terramycin would be a reasonable treatment for a stye.
A member asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
Possibly: Although myasthenia gravis is one of the causes of double vision, there are several other more common causes. See an ophthalmologist.
A 66-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
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Ophthalmodynia fugax: Although your symptoms are highly suggestive of a benign condition called ophthalmodynia fugax, you should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
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It is necessary: Glaucoma is not a simple disease. Multiple tests are often needed to make a diagnosis and establish a target pressure.
A 35-year-old member asked:
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You can't: In short, if you have " pink eye" you are probably referring to a viral infection which is typically self-limiting.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
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It depends: That depends on a number of things but changing your contact lens case every three months is a good rule to follow.
A member asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
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Seek medical help: You should start by putting on warm compresses and calling your doctor.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
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Cold compresses: Cold compresses are typically effective and soothing.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
Mask: Avoid contact if possible, but if you cannot wear a mask.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
It depends: First of it depends on why you had a laser as your symptoms may be from your disease not your treatment, .
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
Lenscrafters: Lenscrafters will typically make most glasses in about an hour.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
Most likely: Your symptoms most likely will abate but you do need to see an ENT if you have not done so yet.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
Yes: When your eye doctor dilates your eyes to look at your optic nerve they will be able to determine if you have cataracts.
A male asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
Cannot : At age 33 you cannot do anything to avoid astigmatism. Surgery may be able to correct astigmatism if you have it now. If you do not have any astigmat... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
Months: If left untreated most chalazions take months to heal. With warm compresses and antibiotics early on this can be shortened to several weeks.
A member asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
No: There is so much collateral circulation that taking out a piece of the temporal artery does not incapacitate the blood supply.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
Seek medical help: You could have diabetes and you should see a doctor soon. Your symptoms are consistent with diabetes and you need to have your blood sugar checked.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
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No: In most states the answer is no. There is a federal law making marijuana illegal in all 50 states. However , some states such as colorado have thumbed... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
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URI's involve eyes: When you say you get sick i will assume you are talking about an upper respiratory infection of some kind. Many times these involve the sinuses as wel... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
Clip ons: You can have clip on sunglasses, two separate pairs or transition lenses.
A 21-year-old member asked:
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35 years experience
Maybe: No definitive answer can be given to you at this time. If the hardware is not causing you pain or limiting your function there is probably no reason ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
Watches young eyes: Pediatric ophthalmologists typically treat medical and surgical diseases of the eye in patients less than 18 years of age. Many times they will do str... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
Live with it: You should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist first. Surgery is available for floaters but if you can live with it that is probably your best option.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
Go back: After three months i would recommend going back to see the ENT doctor one more time especially if you have had no improvement at all.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
Yes: As you become older you may be less happy with mono vision as you may lose more of your ability to focus.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
Yes: Swollen lymph nodes are common following strep infections and this should resolve in the near future. If it does not go back and see your ENT doctor... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
Reduce redness: There are several different formulations of clear eyes most have a vasoconstrictor that reduces swelling and irritation.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
Usually none: Typically this would not affect your vision.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
Typically dryness: There could be several causes for your symptoms but dry eye syndrome is yhe most likely.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
It depends: It depends on the nature of the injury and the type of work you perform. Definitely do not work if your vision is compromised and your job entails dri... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
Rarely: Head trauma can produce a cranial nerve vi palsy causing an eye to turn inward.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
Several ways: Strabismus will typically worsen if it is related to poor vision in one eye (amblyopia) because there is a lack of fixation ie one does not use both e... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
Both would know: An ophthalmology residency gives extensive training regarding both diseases and surgeries of the eye.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
Vasospasm: At age 28 vasospasm is the most likely culprit. Nonetheless you should seek medical evaluation from your doctor.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
Ophthalmologist: A comprehensive ophthalmologist should be able to treat you apppropriately. A 30% loss of optic nerve fibers is typically a mild form pf glaucoma as ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
Optic neuritis: You need to see an ophthalmologist asap. The biggest concern in a woman your age would be optic neuritis. This would explain your symptoms best. You n... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
Yes: Chloramphenicol eye drops are safe for your ears.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
Seek medical help: Your symptoms are chronic and i suspect wearing you down both physically and emotionally. I would recommend that you see a neurologist for appropriate... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
35 years experience
It is: The fixation losses are related to the reliability of the test. Some peripheral shading is within normal limits on the test.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ballitch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ballitch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! This alleviates some worry using the ointment while I wait for my next appointment. Allergy season is no fun for gals who like eye makeup! :
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! This just happened to me, too. Clear MRI a couple years ago for same.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks! This YAG was my 2nd since 2010. Active cells!

Awards

Top Ophthalmologist , First Place, Ohio - Winter
2013
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