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Dr. Sayed Jovkar

Ophthalmology
Los Gatos, CA
30 years experience male

Locations

Office

Los Gatos, CA

Address

15251 National Ave Ste 100, Los Gatos, CA
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Bio

We offer professional eye services with unparalleled care . If you're suffering from problems with your eyes or simply need an eye exam, we have the most advanced and up-to-date equipment and skills to ensure you are properly cared for. <img src="chrome://dictionarytip/skin/dtipIconHover.png" border="0" />

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English, German

Doctor Q&A

6 Answers
1 Agree
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sayed Jovkar
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
You : You need to discuss this question with your surgeon. There is no uniform consensus. Some surgeons prescribe high dose vitamin c for 1 to 2 weeks prior to blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) since it may help the healing process and reduce bruising. Some surgeon believe that vitamin c needs to be discontinued shortly after surgery. The most important thing to do is to give a detailed list of all your medications to your surgeon; this includes prescription medications (specially blood thinning medications), and over-the-counter medications such as pain medications, vitamins, herbal medicines, supplements etc. Ask your surgeon about arnica montana, bromelain, and pineapple juice, which may help to reduce swelling. What is most important is what you and your surgeon decide together is best for you. Good luck ... -- the information above is of general medical nature and does not constitute medical advice or treatment. It does not create a patient-doctor relationship. It is not a substitute for an opinion from an ophthalmologist who has personally examined your eyes. -- sayed jovkar, md, frcsc www.Jovkar.Com los gatos, ca.
A male asked:
Dr. Sayed Jovkar
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
The : The most important thing is to have an exact diagnosis with your eye doctor. Lazy eye or the technical term (amblyopia) refers to a vision deficiency in an eye that appears physically within normal limits. Amblyopia can affect one or both eyes resulting in a decrease of best-corrected visual acuity that is out of proportion to any visible organic problem in the eye. The best response to treatment can be achieved when this condition is diagnosed in early childhood (preferably before one year of age). There are different types of amblyopia and therefore different treatments. There are different treatment modalities in early childhood including but not limited to prescription of exact glasses. Based on the medical knowledge at the time of this writing, treatment of amblyopia is generally ineffective during adult years.
A male asked:
Dr. Sayed Jovkar
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
The : The lens in the eye is made mostly of water and protein. The protein molecule is arranged such that it is crystal clear thereby allowing light passing thorough to the retina analogous to a film in a camera. With age, the protein in the lens changes (becomes "denatured") and it becomes physically cloudy. This creates visual symptoms. Some studies suggest that ultraviolet light is also associated with cataract formation. Medical problems such as diabetes increase the rate of progression of cataracts. Many medications such as steroids, etc do also contribute to an increased rate of cataract formation. Risk factors include genetics, smoking, poor diet, and heavy alcohol consumption, and many others. Initially when symptoms of cataract (such as blurred vision, glare, difficulty with driving at night, etc) appear, one may able to improve vision with glasses, improved lighting, and other visual aids. An attempt to reduce the risk factors, some mentioned above is important. If cataracts interfere with active daily living activities, and the quality of vision with correction is not satisfactory, after consultation with an ophthalmologist, one may consider cataract surgery. Except in certain situations, cataract surgery is elective, meaning that it is ultimately a decision made by the patient after considering pros/cons of cataract surgery. -- the information above is of general medical nature and does not constitute medical advice or treatment. It does not create a patient-doctor relationship. It is not a substitute for an opinion from an ophthalmologist who has personally examined your eyes. -- sayed jovkar, md, msc, frcsc www.Jovkar.Com los gatos, california.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Jovkar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Jovkar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine
Graduated 1991MD

Medical/Graduate school

McGill University
Graduated 1984MD

Medical/Graduate school

McGill University
MD

Residency

McGill University Health Centre

Residency

McGill University Health Centre

Awards

The Society of Nuclear Medicine Fellowship Grant, The Society of Nuclear Medicine
National Research Council Canada Award, National Research Council Canada
James McGill Award, McGill University

Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
California Medical Association
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
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