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Dr. Ajay Gupta

Ophthalmology
Sheffield Village, OH
27 years experience male

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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

54 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Dilation duration: Depending on the type of the dilating eye drops used, dilation typically lasts 2-6 hours. If the dilation is lasting longer than expected, contact yo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Possibly: Even a small amount of pesticide or herbicide can be extremely dangerous. Depending on the ph of the chemical it can devastating effects. In the eve... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Somewhat: A common sign of proptosis (bulging) on external exam is scleral show (white visible "above" the superior aspect of the iris). However the absence of... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
No, but ...: Squinting your eyes will not adversely affect your eyes but may be a sign that you have a refractive error (near-sightedness or far-sightedness) for w... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Many causes: Some people naturally sleep with their eyelids open 1-2 millimeters. Sometimes there is an underlying condition that contributes to poor eyelid closu... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Possibly: Plus power reading glasses can cause a magnification effect and make your eyes look bigger.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Probably the cornea: I presume the thermal burn occurred to the cornea. Following a burn, the cornea will look opaque from edema or swelling. Viewed through a swollen co... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
See an eye MD: There are many causes for discharge from the eyes. Viral conjunctivitis (commonly called pink eye), a bacterial infection, underlying dryness, allerg... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Parts of the eye: Cornea - lets light in and focuses light. Iris/pupil - controls how much light reaches the posterior segment. Lens - focuses light and helps the eye... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Sounds serious: Severe pain after cataract surgery is not common. An adverse effect to analgesics could cause those symptoms, but serious causes need to be considere... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
More information: Filamentary keratitis is most commonly due to dry eye syndrome but can result from a number of corneal diseases. Mucous filaments form and can cause ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Your : Your description suggests a chalazion (commonly referred to as a stye). This is a non-infectious inflammation of oil-producing glands of the eyelid ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Difficult to say: Unfortunately, "glittery areas" is too vague to provide a definitive answer. It could refer to an epiretinal membrane of the central retina or to a p... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
To check vision: The "spoon" or occluder allows an eye doctor to test the vision of each eye individually. An individual assessment of the vision of each eye is neces... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
~ 1 hour: You may be referring to retinal tomography, retinal photography, or a fluoroscein angiogram (fa). Retinal tomography takes ~ 30 min and may not requi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Depends: Papilledema is serious and may be due to a serious underlying condition. Treatment depends on the cause. For example, papilledema in one eye could b... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
All : All procedures, including a corneal transplant, include risks and benefits. Risks of a corneal transplant include vision loss, graft rejection, graft... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Not necessarily: Thimerasol is preservative used in some contact lens solutions. It can actually cause an allergic reaction in some individuals. There are also many... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Not really: Major repositioning of the eyes is nearly impossible. The eyes are set within the orbits or eye sockets, and repositioning would require major recons... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Pain : Pain when inserting a contact lens and blurry vision are concerning signs. Your symptoms suggest you may have an eye infection (corneal ulcer) for wh... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Possibly useful: I commonly use tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) and find it is a useful part of the treatment. The gold standard for treatment though is warm ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
A : A corneal transplant is a procedure that should be performed only when indicated. A corneal transplant would be indicated when the procedure can be p... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Your : Your description suggests a subconjunctival hemorrhage with is typically benign and can occur as a result of eye rubbing. This will typically resolve... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Eye drops: Use artificial tears (avoid visine or anything that has a "get the red out" medication) to moisture your eyes. When wearing your contact lenses, use ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Dryness: Staring at a computer can dry out the tear film and lead to dryness. Taking short breaks, using artificial tears, and remembering to blink can help r... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Sensible diet: The best advice is to compose a sensible diet with adequate levels of all vitamins and minerals, get regular eye exams, take a mulitvitamin daily, and... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Monocular blurriness: There are many possible causes for decreased vision. A need for glasses is certainly one of them, and it is possible to have a refractive error in on... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Yes: Difficult to make a diagnosis online and with limited information. It could be an early chalazion or even an eyelid cancer. It needs to be assessed ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Black dots: There are many possible causes for black dots. Black dots may be due to floaters due to normal aging changes of the vitreous in the back of the eye, ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
An eyelid problem: Your eyelashes specifically don't have nerves or pain receptors. So you are likely feeling pain at the base of the eyelashes at the eyelid margins (e... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Get an eye exam 1st: If you have not already, see an eye doctor for an exam. You may then take the glasses rx to most optical shops to be filled (your eye doctor may have... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Open-angle : Open-angle glaucoma is a chronic condition for which there is no known cure. The goal of treatment in most cases is to reduce the eye's intraocular o... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Not without surgery: There unfortunately is no way via diet, exercise, or exercises for the eye to reduce a refractive error. Laser vision correction though would reduce... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Depends: If you are referring to whiter eyes then it is important to determine the cause of the redness to determine the treatment. For example, redness due to... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Crusty eyes: There are a number of possible causes for crusty eyes. If due to viral conjunctivitis (commonly called pink eye) or an allergy, cold compresses and a... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Depends: There are a number of procedures that could be referred to as retinal surgery. For example retinal laser surgery to treat diabetic eye disease or a r... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
A few options: Stye is commonly used to describe a chalazion, an inflammed meibomian gland of the eyelid. A chalazion that has recently developed can be treated wit... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Vitrectomy risks: Endophthalmitis (a serious intraocular infection of the eye) is the most concerning, but relatively rare. A retinal detachment, increased intraocular... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Glasses or contacts: There unfortunately is no way via diet, exercise, or exercises for the eye to reduce a refractive error. To improve your vision at distance, i recom... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Possibly dry eyes: Dry eyes are a common cause. You may sleep with eyes slightly open at night as well which can cause dryness. Dryness can cause discomfort and even b... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Schiotz tonometer: I commonly use a sterilized schiotz indentation tonometer in a sterile field. The accuracy is fair, but the instrument can be sterilized and will not... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Many options: Stye commonly refers to a chalazion, a non-infectious inflammation of oil-producing glands of the eyelid that typically occurs spontaneously (without... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
May be serious: Bright dots are potentially a sign of a retinal tear or detachment and immediate evaluation is indicated. Other possible causes include intraocular i... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
The : The use of a hard contact lens should compensate for any corneal irregularity. Therefore, your decreased vision may be due to macular edema (retinal ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Reading a glasses Rx: A glasses rx typically has information on each eye. Od means right eye. Os means left eye. The first number is the power of the lens, minus for nea... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Eyelid inflammation: Blepharitis is a chronic inflammation of the eyelids. Commonly this is due to meibomian gland dysfunction. The meibomian glands of the eyelids normall... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
No: Watching too much television will not adversely affect your eyes or cause or change a refractive error.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Your : Your symptoms suggest blepharitis, which means an inflammation of the eyelids. This can be a chronic condition, but it can flare without a specific c... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Discuss with your MD: Of course discuss the risks, benefits, and alternatives of surgery with your ophthalmologist. Risks include pain, bleeding, infection, undercorrectio... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Difficult to say: "hooded" suggests dermatochalasis or laxity of the upper eyelid skin which can happen due to aging. The upper eyelids can sag as a result and even ob... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 31, 2015
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Graduated 1999MD

Medical/Graduate school

Yale University
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

UPMC Eye & Ear Institute

Residency

UPMC Presbyterian

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Academy of Ophthalmology
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