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Dr. Deepak Raja

Ophthalmology
Orlando, FL
19 years experience male

Locations

Office

Orlando, FL

Address

6068 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd, Suite 10, Orlando, FL
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About

Bio

Running, ToastMasters, videography

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

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173 Answers
22 Agrees
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Corneal scar: I assume your question is why you have the opacity? Because of the depth of the ulcer, it left a scar behind. Depending on the size and how dense the... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Would be tough: I suppose anything is possible but it would be difficult to perform a proper dilated exam since proper depth perception and "stereopsis" is necessary ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
A few suggestions: To help with inflammation and clogged oil glands in your lid, a diet high in omega-3s (fish oil, flaxseed oil) is definitely helpful. I also like bla... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Could be obstructed: If you did indeed suffer a fracture in your nose you may have disrupted your nasolacrimal system. That would cause tearing and/or mucous discharge. An... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Eye exposure?: You may be sleeping with your eyes open. Try putting eye ointment in your eyes and turning off any ceiling fans and see if that helps.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Yes: Not everyone should wear contact lenses. A certain level of responsibility is required in addition to making sure the eyes aren't too dry and that the... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Hard to say: I cannot say what it is, but if you are having somnolence (feeling sleepy) along with these other symptoms, that is somewhat concerning. You should s... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
It : It is difficult to diagnose that from the description alone. It could be an infection or something inflammatory. If it is bothering you enough to po... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Try artificial tears: Try some tears first. If it's persistent, then see an ophthalmologist. They will look for things like ulcers or foreign bodies.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Yes: Ophthalmologists are completely qualified to give you a glasses prescription.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Stye treatment : If you have styes on both upper lids, then you likely have have underlying blepharitis (lid inflammation) which is causing your meibomian glands to be... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
"Lazy : "lazy eye" tends to mean different things to different people. If you mean amblyopia (which is what it sounds like), it means that the brain begins f... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Tea tree oil: Demodex mites are usually prevalent in areas where there are oily sebaceous glands like the face, scalp and eyelids--not so much the nose, i believe. ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Sounds like a stye: Do warm compresses using dry heat for at least 10 minutes at least once a day followed by lid massages. Hopefully, it drains on its own. If not, see a... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Many possibilities: It is hard to say based on the symptoms. It could be anything from a corneal abrasion to dry eyes to glaucoma to even temporal arteritis (depending on... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
May be allergies: Try an over the counter antihistamine like zatidor four times a day to see if that helps. Otherwise see your eye doc. You might need a newer stronger ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Not uncommon: Sounds like trichotillomania. I'll refer you to http://www.Trich.Org for comprehensive information. Seeing a psychologist or psychiatrist for psycho... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Not yet: If it's improving, give it some time. Keflex is generally a good medicine for facial cellulitis. If you are concerned, see your eye doctor to make sur... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
You're prob fine: Using tap water can be dangerous because of amoebas in there. You don't want that getting into your brain. You are probably fine--just don't use tap w... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Nope: Can't say what you do have, but you definitely do not have temporal arteritis, as it never affects 18 year olds.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
I guess: If you mean the white part of the eye, then yes. If the sclera, episclera or conjunctiva get sufficiently irritated or inflamed, they can look red--ev... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Sounds like a cyst: Hard to say without a pic. Could be a pinguecula or a cyst.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
See a doc: If you are concerned, see your eye md and it can be removed. If it looks benign you could always have it monitored.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Styes: If you have styes, then you likely have have underlying blepharitis (lid inflammation) which is causing your meibomian glands to become occluded and i... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Dr eyes: Try artificial tears and see if that helps. Bad dry eyes can cause tearing.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
A stye : Sounds like he has lid inflammation, or blepharitis, and he likely awoke with a stye, which is essentially a pimple on the eyelid. I'd recommend warm ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Glaucoma is sneaky: Glaucoma is a tricky disease. Your father may not have had any symptoms but if the eye pressure was too high, he probably suffered progressive irrever... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
May be the flu: You may have that bad strain of flu which has been going around. I would recommend seeing your primary care doctor.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Depends on the cause: If you have viral conjunctivitis, it may take up to a couple of weeks, but a red eye doesn't necessarily mean its viral conjunctivitis (aka "pinkeye")... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Dermatitis: Sounds like a dermatitis. May be from contact dermatitis. Any new soaps, makeup used recently? If so, you may want to stop and see if it resolves on ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Yes: It never heals with the same level of strength as it originally had--only a fraction, that's true. Yes, the flap can be lifted but it can become hard ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Also: See if there a position that the nystagmus is at a minimum (null point). Maybe it's looking to the left, for instance. Having the head turned to the r... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
A few suggestions: Those would be two major causes but if there is a resolving hemorrhage, then sometimes the blood can go from red to yellow before disappearing. Altern... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Syringoma: I suspect you mean syringomas. They can be removed surgically as a cosmetic procedure, but lasers are probably a more popular option.
A male asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Depends : Depends on why someone needs a corneal transplant. Sometimes you can avoid it by using rigid gas permeable lenses or intacs corneal implants. In the ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Maybe tears: There is no medication for this. It also depends on why the eye is yellow. If they are from fleshy growths called pinguecula perhaps cutting down on s... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
If : If the cause of your blepharitis is from an infection, then it will feel better after treatment. When it reaches the stage where it becomes symptomat... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
See an eye doctor : Could be one of many things. If it's blurry for more than a day, you should probably see someone to make sure it's nothing dangerous.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
More pigment: Green eyes do tend to have slightly more pigment than blue eyes. From the question, it is difficult to tell if both eyes are turning green or just one... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
There isn't one: Don't think there is one. Some may be worse than others but acuvue oasys and coopervision biofinity are pretty good. A good fit is crucial though and... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
May be sinus : You may have a sinus infection. I would see your primary care doctor. If they agree, they may want to give you a round of antibiotics.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Small abscess?: Difficult to say without a pic, but you may have a small abscess that is draining. If so, the area would be red in addition to being tender. If this i... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Depends: Sounds like you accidentally got soap in your eye? If so, it's probably fine if you are not having any increased pain, redness, or decreased vision. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
See an eye doctor. : Probably not. Could be myositis. Try high levels of nsaids like advil (ibuprofen) and see if that helps. If not, see your eye md!
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Probably unrelated : It is likely something else entirely.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Sure: You'd be better served using artificial tears or eyewash. The concentration (osmolarity) in tap water is such that it would probably be irritating to ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Solaquin forte: You could try solaquin forte 4% applied to the area around the eyes (but not in it!) you would need a prescription for it, though.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
It: It is associated with floppy eye syndrome, where the eyelids spontaneously evert at night.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Possibly : Vitamin a deficiency can cause dry eyes. We don't see it in the us that often unless there is a history of GI surgery and malabsorption. It can be dia... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Probably not: If your eye is having trouble closing from bell's palsy at this point, i doubt it will regain that ability, unless it has been slowly improving.. Bes... Read More

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Dr. Raja is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dr. Raja is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dr. Raja is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks u for helping me understand my on body
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you doc. I really appreciate the answer.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Residency

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Residency

University of Miami, Jackson Health System

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, the Orlando Region - Spring
2017
Thought Leader, Third Place, the Orlando Region - Spring
2017
Top Ophthalmologist, First Place, Florida - Spring
2017

Affiliations

Cornea Society
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Orlando Eye Institute
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