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Dr. David Campbell

Ophthalmology
Sarasota, FL
28 years experience male

Locations

Office

Sarasota, FL

Address

2121 S Tamiami Trl, null, Sarasota, FL
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

UnitedHealthcare

Sarasota Ophthalmology Associates

Sarasota, FL

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

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

114 Answers
62 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Take a break: Staring at a computer screen for long periods of time causes eye fatigue. Without going into the physiology of the retina, you need to limit your time... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Anxiety ?: You've had a CT scan, I assume of the brain. If that was negative, make sure you're not dehydrated. May be useful to have some blood tests done to ma... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
It can,: But so can simply needing glasses. Have your eyes checked.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Angular blepharitis: Probably a flare up of some blepahritis. Try warm compresses to the closed eyelids for 5 minutes twice daily, and clean the lid area with diluted ba... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Cataract?: If the white area is only in the pupil, it's likely a traumatic cataract. Since there was trauma, the pupil is likely traumatized and dilated. If th... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Lattice Degeneration: It sounds like you have a condition called lattice degeneration. It's a relatively common finding on eye exams. You can use your eyes normally without... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Take with food: You should always take advil (ibuprofen) with food. The alcohol later is no problem except for a hangover.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: Try to use the Ativan (lorazepam) only when needed. You can become dependent.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Myopia: People with high myopia tend to have longer eyes than average. This is associated with a increased risk of retinal tear and detachment. Just be aware ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
No: However, Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) contains a steroid medication, so it should not be used for extended periods without the supervision ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
No.: As long as you don't exceed the recommended daily dose. Even if you took more than the recommended dose, it would take a long time to have any adverse... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Need an exam: Transient blurred vision with exertion and also a headache requires an evaluation. Start with an ophthalmologist
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Therapy: You might want to see a teenage counselor or psychiatrist. There may be an underlying emotional issue that is causing your symptoms. It's very common ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Can be.: Any foreign material in the eye can cause an infection. See your doctor to have it removed.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Close follow up!: See your Ophthalmologist as scheduled and be compliant with your treatment. If you have significant vision loss there are many programs and organizati... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Go to the ER: Sounds like a complicated migraine, but could be something more severe with the persistent numbness/pain.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Try antihistamine : Probably having an allergic response. Try oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) lotion. If that's not helpful you'll need to ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Myasthenia Gravis?: If you are referring to myasthenia gravis, double vision is a very common symptom. You should return to see your physician.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Artificial tears: Keep using artificial tears every hour or so. Should feel better in 24 hours. If not, see your ophthalmologist.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
See a dermatologist: Probably a dermatitis. There are many causes including seborrhea or rosacea. Exam needed.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
No.: Anti-viral medications require a prescription. Call the physician who previously treated you for the problem.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Dental not covered: Medicare doesn't cover dentistry.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Need eye exam.: Ms can cause painful vision loss. But so can other conditions. If you're on topomax, it can cause vision changes and elevated eye pressure. Floaters ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Decongestant: Your symptoms sound like a sinus-related problem. Try sudafed. If that doesn't help, see a doctor for further evaluation.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Need evaluation.: Likely a migraine headache, but there are other things as well that need to be checked, such as angle closure glaucoma. Have your friend at least see ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Possible allergy: Painless swelling of the lids without redness is probably an allergic response to something you have come in contact with. You could try an antihis... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Need exam: Given the duration of your symptoms, i think you need to see an ophthalmologist.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Soon: Floaters are common, especially in people who are nearsighted. However, if you have a sudden onset of new floaters, and/or flashes of light, or decr... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Dry eyes: Could be due to dryness. Try artificial tears several times a day. If that fails to relieve your symptoms, see your ophthalmologist.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Need evaluation.: I would suggest you see your ophthalmologist who can determine the cause of your eye pain.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Need evaluation.: If you have had a thorough eye examination, including a retinal evaluation, that was normal, it's likely nothing to worry about. If you haven't had a ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Your problem: Needs to be evaluated. Sorry, not something that can be fairly commented on without an exam. See an ophthalmologist.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Maybe sinusitis.: Try a decongestant like pseudophed. If that's not helpful see your primary care doctor.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Need more info: However, if you were examined by a reputable ophthalmologist, not an optometrist, i would update your glasses.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
7-14days: If you develop rash, fevers, or other symptoms, 7-14 days of Doxycycline is the recommended treatment . http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr550... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Treatable.: An epiretinal membrane causes distortion of the vision because the membrane distorts the macular cells. It can be fixed with surgery. It can progress ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Tear film.: Blepharitis affects your tear film. It's like looking through a dirty window in your car. Follow your doctor's recommended treatment and use artificia... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
1 day: The half-life of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is10 hours. So, after 24 hours, there wouldn't be left in your system.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: .Nystagmus can be due to visual loss, toxic or metabolic problems, or central nervous system problems.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: This may be a serious reaction, or not. But you need to contact your doctor.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Need evaluation.: Since you are having unprotected sex, it could be an STD, like herpes. Or you may have something benign called Bartholin's gland cysts. Please see you... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Need evaluation: Not possible to give an honest suggestion without more information. I.E. Age, medical problems, duration, etc.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Lubrication: Try hydrating the contact lenses with re-wetting drops before attempting to remove them. If this is an ongoing problem, you probably need to be refit... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Genital warts: If you are sexually active, or were, the bumps could be a sexually transmitted disease called venereal warts. See you're doctor for a diagnosis if yo... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
No: Floaters cannot be caused by retin-a.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Not to worry.: Unfortunately , bags under the eyes are normal and due to multiple "maturing" factors. There are some metabolic causes, so you should probably see you... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Caruncle: If you're referring to the fleshy area in the corner nearest to the nose, it's called the caruncle.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Maybe: A droopy eyelid, or ptosis, after cataract surgery is a risk of the procedure. It usually resolves on its own. However, if it doesn't, it can be corre... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Campbell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Campbell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Nov 26, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! It is a bigger problem than that but I will start using drops, thanks.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Incredible service! Hoping to educate myself prior to further evals.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! how can i remove it without going to the hospital i have the same condition

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Florida College of Medicine
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Residency

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Sarasota County Medical Society
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