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Dr. Alma Murphy

Ophthalmology
Tucson, AZ
47 years experience female

Locations

Alma Murphy MD PC

Tucson, AZ

Address

490 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ, United States
Directions

Practice website

Fax

5203277470

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

Cigna

Health Net

Medicare

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About

Bio

It is a wonderful privilege to be a doctor. I am grateful for the opportunity to improve patients' vision. In my free time,I enjoy sightseeing and hiking in our national parks with my husband.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English, Italian

Doctor Q&A

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A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Cataract : Cataract surgery will remove the cloudy natural lens in your eye. The natural lens is then replaced with a lens implant. Your eye will be measured i... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Your : Your symptoms may simply mean you need eyeglasses for better distance vision. If you already wear eyeglasses then your prescription may have changed.... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Cataract : Cataract surgery should rapidly restore your vision. It may be possible to see well without eyeglasses, if you are a good candidate for a multifocal ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Your : Your daily disinfection of the soft contact lenses is ideal. It certainly is safe to extend your use of the contact lenses, as long as your vision re... Read More
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Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
A : A cluster of veins suggests an inflamed pinguecula, which is usually caused by exposure to ultraviolet light and other environmental irritants, such a... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Your : Your myopia can be corrected, but you will continue to have the same eye color. Only standard contact lenses, worn on the eye surface, can potentiall... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
The : The lens implant that is placed in the eye with cataract surgery should reduce or eliminate the need for optical correction after surgery. While it i... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
You : You should be given preoperative instructions by your surgeon. You may be given antibiotic eyedrops to start before the surgery.
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Cataracts : Cataracts decrease the clarity of vision, especially at night. Diabetics often develop cataract at a younger age, so your symptoms could indicate that... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
A : A refractive cataract surgery or refractive lensectomy (removal of the natural lens before a cataract develops) can eliminate or greatly reduce myopia... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Latisse (bimatoprost) : Latisse (bimatoprost) is very unlikely to change your eye color. It is used at the base of the upper eyelashes just above the lash line. When used s... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
In : In most cases glaucoma medications do not have negative effects on other parts of the body. It is difficult to give a more specific answer without kn... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
It : It would be unusual for a 25 year-old patient to have cataracts. Previous eye trauma, or previous heavy use of steroids can cause cataracts at a youn... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
It : It does seem like a long time. What does the optical shop say? Perhaps there is a problem that they need to discuss with you.
A member asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
The : The best thing to do to preserve vision in glaucoma is to lower the eye pressure as much as possible. This can be accomplished with several different... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Generally : Generally fluid in the eye, such as corneal or retinal swelling will resolve within days or weeks of the cataract surgery. Eyedrops such as Bromday an... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Your : Your bump may be a chalazion. This is an oil gland in the eyelid that has become blocked allowing a cyst (bump) to form. Often warm compresses, for... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Your : Your symptoms could indicate a circulation problem, or the visual aura of a migraine. It would be best for you to have a comprehensive eye examinatio... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
As : As long as your glaucoma is stable, which means your optic nerve and visual field are not deteriorating, then glaucoma eyedrops are the safest treatme... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
While : While your friends may find this entertaining, there are some disadvantages to what you are doing. You may inadvertently plug the tear-drainage duct ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
The : The light sensitivity after cataract surgery usually improves rapidly. The eyedrops used after cataract surgery reduce inflammation and improve the li... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Usually : Usually cataract surgery is done with local anesthesia. This means the eye is numb and the patient is sedated. The patient sees lights and shadows d... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Flashes : Flashes are often associated with floaters. In this condition the liquid gel that fills the inside of the eye moves forward as part of the normal agi... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
The : The chance of a rejection reaction increases with increasing blood vessels in the scarred cornea. These blood vessels are referred to as vascularizat... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
The : The most likely cause of your symptoms is a migraine. The migraine start with a visual aura which is what you probably saw. The visual aura may or ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
You : You should not worry about getting cancer from a corneal transplant. The chance of such an event are practically zero. Your transplant surgeon can a... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Constant : Constant tearing of one eye suggests a blockage of the tear drainage duct. The tears normally flow through the drainage duct ( near the inner corner o... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Laser : Laser trabeculoplasty is effective at reducing the eye pressure in about 85% of patients. The remaining 15% do not get a pressure reduction, but thes... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
From : From your description your last evaluation was 10 years ago. If you have not been examined by an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) recently, another evalu... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Lasik : Lasik should allow you to have excellent peripheral vision. If you are a good contact lens wearer, then perhaps you should not undergo any procedure.... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Most : Most patients are able to see well enough to drive within 1 day of their cataract surgery. There can be exceptions. For example, a patient with a str... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Corneal : Corneal transplantation is very sucsessful at restoring vision in keratoconus. In keratoconus there usually is not much vascularization (abnormal blo... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Flashes : Flashes of light can indicate a serious problem. If associated with floaters, flahes could indicate a retinal tear. Your husband should have an eye ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Dry : Dry eye is a common medical condition that results from an inadequate tear film. The normal tear film constantly coats the surface of the eye with mo... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Your : Your visual disturbance could indicate a serious problem. You need to have an eye examination. Your ophthalmologist will thoroughly evaluate your ey... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
There : There may be a problem with your eyeglasses, e.g., the optical centers of the lenses may not match your pupil location, or the eyeglasses may no longe... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
If : If you are not a good candidate for lasik, the alternatives are the implantable contact lens or a lensectomy. The latter is essentially a cataract su... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Visual : Visual recovery is usually rapid after cataract surgery. My patients are often able to return to work one or two days after their surgery, depending ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Your : Your beta blocker medication will not interfere with your glaucoma treatment, it may actually help lower your eye pressure. Glaucoma is sometimes tre... Read More

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Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Murphy and her staff have been very caring and professional with both my parents care. She performed cataract surgery on my father and for the first time in 40 years he is now seeing without the ...Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Murphy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Murphy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard Medical School
Graduated 1979MD

Medical/Graduate school

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Graduated 1975MD

Residency

UC San Francisco Medical Center at Parnassus

Residency

Waterbury Hospital

Residency

Yale University Affiliated Hospitals

Awards

Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Patients' Choice Rated & Awarded by Patients
Patients' Choice Award, Patients' Choice Rated & Awarded by Patients
Sigma Xi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
Pima County Medical Society
Tucson Society of Women Physicians
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