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Dr. Jeffrey Whitman

Ophthalmology
Dallas, TX
46 years experience male

Locations

Office

Dalllas, TX

Address

2801 Lemmon Ave. Suite 400, Dalllas, TX
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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UnitedHealthcare

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Dallas, TX

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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

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Stretching and heat/: They will do range of motion exercises and stretched as well as application of ultrasound, heat or cold as indicated.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Barium is imaged: You swallow a radio-opaque solution of barium (chalky tasting) while a video xray is run which follows the solution through your mouth--throat-esophag... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Some do: Drops such as visine that cause vasoconstriction (make the blood vessels smaller) can make the eye ball whiter---but can cause problems if used regula... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Not related: Eye twitching is caused by a nerve firing off and usually only lasts a few days---no treatment for it. This does not relate to dizziness. If this pe... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Could be dryness: Try humidifier in your bedroom when sleeping for the next week to see if this improves. If not, please see an internist.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
BAD: Tinnitus means that the inner ear structures are damaged--maybe by sounds. Please see an ENT specialist and have a hearing evaluation done.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Yes if infected: An ENT doc should evaluate this--if this is a chronic infection they will recommend removal.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Not enough info: Would get refracted by your doctor and ask him/her where things stand.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Congenital?: If this has always been this way--then probably inherited. There are some skin diseases that can cause whitening of the skin. See a dermatologist fo... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Allergy?: Allergy typically causes itching of the eyes but so can dryness. Try over the counter artificial tears first at least 3-4 times a day and see if this... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
?inner eary: This can be due to sinusitis, inner ear issue or blood pressure lowering when you stand up. You really need to see your internist for a good work up.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
No: Sympathetic ophthalmia must be treated with potent inflammatory drugs and can result in blindness.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Administration: Just different ways to apply the medication.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
See your internist: This could be a cluster headache or migraine variant. It is important that you see your internist or a neurologist to have this evaluated asap. Food... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Genetics and allergy: Dark circles occur when the blood vessels beneath the skin show through in those that have thinner skin in this area. Allergies can make this worse. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Floaters: Most commonly this is caused by the dissolving of the vitreous humor that fills the back of the eye--this is normal and as this gel dissolves, bits ca... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Adrenaline rush: This can be caused by an adrenaline rush along with the anxiety attacks or may siimple be an issue of allergy or dry eyes.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Allergies: You could be allergic to something in your room or bedding. This also could be dry eyes that worsen at night since there is little tear release while... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
CAn be normal: This may simple be the arc around the white of the eye as it comes near the iris.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
No: The chamber should not cause bleeding in the eye or floaters.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Numb: A small amount of Lidocaine is injected to numb the lid and then it will take only a few minutes to take care of the chalazion.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
No good treatment: Usually this is due to flood vessels lying close to the skin. Can be hidden by makeup but surgical options are few.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Probably not eyes: Sounds like you just need to get some rest. To be on the safe side do this: get an eye exam and see if you really need to wear glasses most of the t... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Cool soaks : Dark circles occur when the blood vessels beneath the skin show through in those that have thinner skin in this area. Allergies can make this worse. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Cool soaks: Dark circles occur when the blood vessels beneath the skin show through in those that have thinner skin in this area. Allergies can make this worse. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
No: Eye color is a genetic trait. Heavy inflammation or surgical/trauma to the iris (colored part of the eye) can make the color seem to change.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Sinus?: There are 3 sinuses that sit behind the orbits---inflammation there can cause pressure like symptoms or even pain.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Treatments are good: Treatment for glaucoma today by medications, laser or surgery is very good and routinely successful and i would not stress out about it. I myself tak... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Wean off: Wean yourself off the medicine by using saline nasal spray throughout the day and start using an oral decongestant like sudafed (pseudoephedrine) dail... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Cool soaks and rest: Dark circles occur when the blood vessels beneath the skin show through in those that have thinner skin in this area. Allergies can make this worse. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
No: Lasik corrects a "error" in your visual system such as near or farsightedness---if you have none of these, then there really is no reason for surgeon... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Infection possible: This may be an infected or swollen gland---please have your internist check this out as soon as possible.
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
No : No real permanent ways to do this that are safe. Colored contact lenses are really the only good way to do this.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
If : If you are concerned enough to write this query, then it is a real problem and i would get seen by an ophthalmologist as soon as possible.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Retina stimulation: Bright light or looking at the sun on a bright day can cause temporary bleaching of the retinal pigments which will blur everything for a few moments.... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Need to find cause: Why do you have the pain is the quest. Dry eyes, allergy, intraocular eye disease--please see an ophthalmologist to to treat and diminish the pain.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Westernize eyes: This surgery straightens the eyelid fissures to give a more westernized look.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
No: Red eyes are more typically related to allergy or dryness. Overuse of murine or visine cause this as well.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
No: Will have no effect on a boil.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Not possible: Only colored contacts can change the eye color.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Allergy: Typically dark circle around the eye are related to allegy.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Neuralgia: This can be due to the nerves that go through the sinuses that lie behind your eyes. Feels like a spasm and like a needle is pushed through the eye f... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Surgery: This is called ptosis and it means that the muscle that holds the lid up is stretched. The only cure is an outpatient surgical procedure to shorten a... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Lenses may not help: If you have a lazy eye, no lens will "fix" it. However, any lens that gets you to your best corrected vision will help but i usually recommend stayin... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Ulcer?: If the white spot is on the central part of the eye (cornea) , please see an ophthalmologist today--now as this can be a sight threatening infection.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Low blood pressure: Sounds like your blood pressure dropped when you got up and this is consistent with your symptoms. Drink plenty of fluids and get up slowly to preven... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Unusual: I would have this evaluated by an ophthalmologist or oculo plastic specialist. Could be simple lid swelling or even thyroid eye disease.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Yes: If you are wearing the lens because you have a corneal problem, this can be normal until the cornea clears up. I would have your eye doctor check to ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Related to lupus: Sjogren's is related to other collagen vascular diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus and can in some cases have many systemic manifestation... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
I highly recommend Dr. Whitman. He is a world-wide leader in cataract surgery, and has a fantastic reputation.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Whitman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Whitman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks doctor. I had 2 courses of antibiotics to treat pneumonia in jan this year. Is it ok to have more for infected throat?
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He is so small i m scared of surgry. I have taken him to many doctors bt they all suggested me to wear him lenses.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks Dr. Whitman.I saw 2 retinal specialists. None of them did it :(

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
Graduated 1980MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston
Graduated 1978MD

Medical/Graduate school

Southern Methodist University
Graduated 1976MD

Residency

Scott & White Healthcare

Residency

Parkland Health and Hospital System

Awards

Best Ophthalmologist/Lasik Surgeon in Dallas for 10th year, D Magazine
Texas Super Doctor, Texas Monthly Magazine
Best Ophthalmologist/Lasik Surgeon, D Magazine

Affiliations

American College of Eye Surgeons
Dallas Academy of Ophthalmology
American Medical Association
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