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Dr. Alan Mindlin

Ophthalmology
Bloomfield Hills, MI
50 years experience

About

Bio

I have been in private practice since 1975. My area of expertise is with patients who have problems with eyelid malposition, thryoid eye disease and dry eyes. I treat the entire patient and not just their eyes.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 17-year-old female asked:
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Depends: If you dont have healing problems, surgical excision by an appropriate physician depending on site.
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Not sure of question: This could be reaction to nsaids like motrim advil (ibuprofen) etc or other meds that can cause photosensivity.
A 41-year-old member asked:
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No: These are sebacious cysts and can occur anywhere but especially where the glands are more superficial.
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Heredity or disease: This is increased melanin in the iris. This can happen from medication, heredity, or metabolic issues. This should be evaluated.
A 21-year-old male asked:
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INFECTION: You could be having delayed reaction to spices in food, bug bite, bitten lip in sleep, abcessed area, or even a cold sore. See your dentist or primary... Read More
A female asked:
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Other way: Cnsvasculitis can affect the problem and cause the eye problems rather then other way around. Get this evaliated. This may need multiple specialists.
A 39-year-old member asked:
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Yes but rare: These are called zoonoses and can cause conjunctivitis and inlamed tear ducts. They are easily treated with common antibiotic drops and ointments. Do... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
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Side effects: Theseare unual sude effects but not unknown. This should all go back to normal within 10-14 days.
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Probably not: The real concern is why you are doing this. Izws this organic or psychological and a manifestation of something more deeply rooted that nedds eval and... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Ocular rest: No but if you feel your eyes closing during the day inspite of adequate sleep, it could be sign of uncorrected nedd for glasses. See ophthalmologist i... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Up to 7-10 dyays: Most uncomplicated "pink eye" is self limiting. Persistence mandates evaluation and focused treatment.
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Glare: You may be having environmental effects and might benefit from eye drops. See ophthalmologist.
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Anatomy: These can be distinct entities or be mixed. Frequently for nonhooded conditions a more intensive surgery may be indicated depending on evaluation ANS ... Read More
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Unkown answer: This needs better description to give appropriate answer.
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Many reasons: This can range from bad teeth, ear infections, salivary gland problems, tmj, sinus infection or evenblepharospasm.
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Why not. Just avoid diving as this area is bruised.
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Depends: If the fit is correct and good hygiene is practiced, then problems should be minimal.Side effects include potential scarring, warpage, allergic react... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Vascular problems: This is indicative of vascular blockage or insufficiency usually carotid artery disease.This needs urgent eval to prevent brain stroke.
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Certain adenoviruses can cause these problems.
A 47-year-old member asked:
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24 hours: The eye is the fastest healing tissue and if not infected or large it should heal in 24 hours.
A 39-year-old member asked:
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Yes: In addition there are people who have a problem with any local or topical anesthesia. Discuss this with your surgeon tp avoid potential problems.
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Nothing good: This can be as simple as eye strain to angle closure glaucoma, seek immediate eval by ophthalmologist.
A 25-year-old female asked:
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Unkown answer: You must define "stuffy eyes"mpre clearly but you should see your pcp quickly to make sure it is not serious.
A 20-year-old female asked:
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Yes: Lyme disease is one of the new great imitators. With negative testing you must be even more suspicios to prevent future problems if possible.
A 23-year-old female asked:
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Facial pain: This can also be from bad teeth. See a dentist also.
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Can be aging: If you are talking the white part of the eyes then this can be normal aging. If you have rheumatoid arthritis or lupus this can be problematic. Gray i... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
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No: These are for the other end of the body. They contain 50%witch hazel and are not ph balanced for the eye or any facial tissues.
A 20-year-old female asked:
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No: Graves disease is auto immune and could make you have problems with this procedure. Get this under control to minimize any potential problems.
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Possible liver: This can be jaundice from liver problems. Get this evaluated.
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Not good question: This is too nonspecific to give a reasonable answer. It can be as simple as hereidty to something as complex as kidney problems or abnormal thyroid. G... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Cant: There are not even medicines that can do this if it is the natural color and not from disease.
A 20-year-old female asked:
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Unknown: Trust your endocrinogist. You also need to urgentl see an eye md/do who specializes in this condition. Not all are experienced. Dont wait.
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Probably: This is not uncommon if infectious or allergic.
A 48-year-old member asked:
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Allergy drops: Use otc allergy drops and cold applications. If this doesnt work you will need prescription drops.
A 25-year-old female asked:
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Pneumonia: This can be pneumonia or another lung lesion. This can be eergent. Seek immediate help.
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Sinus swelling: It could be but probably represents residual mswelling in the sinuses anf could be a low grade residual infection. See your doctor.
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Yes: You can have graves that is in remission and still not have appropriate thyroid levels.Get this evaluated and make sure that there is not anothe probl... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Get one: The question is incomplete, but when in doubt always seek second opinion abd dont be afraid to ask questions.
A 23-year-old female asked:
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Yes: Even young women get breast cancer. See a surgeoj who specializes in breast cancer for prompt evaluation to insure it is not cancer.
A 43-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Anyone can have a topical unknown sensitivity to anything. This can happen even if you have used it many times. Sometimes the bean counters change the... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
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May need ent: This may also need to see ENT or oral surgeon.
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Multiple options: There are multiple options available given your age. It all depends on the complete evaluation what options you may have.It is always possible you may... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
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Evaluation : Proper evaluation is needed by a physician who deals with these problems. An MRI is indicated to insure that the syptoms are not masking more serious ... Read More
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Pseudotumor: The peoplw who have this even with normal preyou need a work up toinsure that this id not a sign of inflammatory brain disease fromautoimuune systemic... Read More
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Facial spasm: This can be from multiple problems either in the brain, face, sinuses or teeth. This can be a sign of silent infection also. This needs to be evaluat... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
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Usually not much: It can come from coughing, sneezing, constipation, airborne irritants hitting the eye, a mascara wand, or even hitting the eye during sleep with a bla... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Depends: This can vary from one hour to up to three days. This depends on the number of different drops and a person's sensitivity. This can also depend on on ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
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Inflamed conjunctiva: The conjunctiva is the outer layer of thye eye. Conjunctivitis means inflammation by any irritant. The normal pale clear tissue will look iritated an... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
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Fnerve irritation: This can be from bad teeth or sinus inflammation. You should see your dentist anf pcp first. It can also be from other neurokogicak problems not parki... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Pink eye: This can also be a sign of airborne foreign body under eyelid or in cornea. This can also be sign of sinus infection. See ophthalmologist quickly for... Read More

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Aug 9, 2014
Great job. Thank you!
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Dec 21, 2012
Ophthalmology Dr. Alan Mindlin gave me the name of an illness that I didn't know I had......and of which I had never even heard of before! Now I 'll know how to correct everything! What a super su...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mindlin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! The doctor I seen said I have a sever cold. He assumed I had the flu. I already had the flu shot.
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Thank you! My doctor advised me to take a dose before an attack if 3 pills was what I needed, I must have took them too early.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Is it serious ? These spots are irritating can't see by one eye clearly. Can it be treated?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan
Graduated 1971MD

Residency

Wayne State University - Kresge Eye Institute

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Pontiac, MI - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Pontiac, MI - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Pontiac, MI - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Michigan State Medical Society - Past President
Oakland County Medical Society - Past President
American Academy of Ophthalmology
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