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Dr. Joseph Selem

Ophthalmology
Miami, FL
17 years experience male

Locations

Office

Coral Gables, FL

Address

814 Ponce DE Leon Blvd. Suite 510, Coral Gables, FL
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Cigna

ProMedical

UnitedHealthcare

Office

Miami, FL

Office

Coral Gables, FL

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Ophthalmology

Doctor Q&A

52 Answers
5 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Get a dilated exam: I recommend you see your nearest ophthalmologist to have a dilated eye exam as soon as you can.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Inflammation: Anything that causes inflammation can do this. (ie allergies, infection).
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Need evaluation.: You should go have an ophthalmologist evaluation, since there are different reasons why one may have chronic tearing.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Cellulitis: This can be caused by either preseptal or orbital cellulitis. Should go and see an ophthalmologist asap.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, as long as its removed by someone with proper training.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Not central.: Peripheral vision refers to any vision one has that is not central. Peripheral vision is usually measured in degrees from your central vision. Differe... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Legs on frame: You should see your optician to adjust the legs of your eyeglasses.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Frames no effect.: The type of frames one get has nothing to do whether one is near or far sighted. Only the actual lenses do.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Optician: You should see your local optician to address this. They have the most experience with fixing scratches on eyeglasses.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
No surgery: A teenager should not have cosmetic procedures done, which is usually the way these concerns are addressed.
A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Not commom.: You should be evaluated and treated by an oculofacial plastics surgeon (its a sub-specialty within ophthalmology). These doctors have a lot more exper... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Tears & cold compres: Artificial tears 4x/day and cold compresses 2x/day for about 10 minutes. If not better after 10 days or worsening go see an ophthalmologist immediatel... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Several things...: What you describe can be cysts, closed sweat glands (syringomas), skin tags etc...The only way to know better is to have an evaluation by an ophthalmo... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Corneal infection.: A cornea ulcer refers to an infection on the cornea that can be due to bacteria, virus, or fungus.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Get it evaluated: You should have an oculoplastic surgeon evaluate this lump, if you can't find one then see an ophthalmologist to maybe have it removed if it has a su... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Eye exam.: You need to get an eye exam to rule out needing vision correcting eyeglasses.
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Several things...: There are several things that can present like this. An insect bite, allergic reaction etc. I recommend you take her to be examined by a dermatologist... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Several reasons.: The most common reason is due to fat prolapse from our lower lids. However lack of sleep can give this appearance.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Depends on meds used: If Pilocarpine was used prior to the iridotomy, then this can last up to one day. If longer than 1 day, you should have the doctor who performed the i... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Cornea abrasion: You may have scratch your eye in your sleep and caused a cornea abrasion. You should go see your ophthalmologist to evaluate.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Several things...: Allergies, lack of sleep, dry eyes, inflammation, and certain medications are some causes of "blood shot" eyes.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
No.: Once you stop or change medications the dryness will improve. If you can't stop/change medications then you can use artificial tears to reduce the dry... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Need evaluation.: What you're describing can be several things, thus you need to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
See an eye doctor: Take your son to be examined by an ophthalmologist asap.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Anti-allergic drops: Cold compresses and anti-allergic eye drops.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Eyelid surgery.: There are different eyelid surgeries to address some of your concerns. You should go see an oculofacial plastic surgeon so they can evaluate and recom... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Need evaluation.: This may not be related to what you ate, however you should see an ophthalmologist soon to be examined in the office to rule out other conditions, .
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Yes & no: It can be a permanent cure for the retinal detachment, however always at increased risk of it re-detaching. You should keep in mind symptoms to look f... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
A long list.: Uncontrolled diabetes, cataracts, strabismus, macular degenaration, uveitis, trauma, uncorrected refraction, and glaucoma are just some conditions lea... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Lack of lubrication: Dry eye syndrome is when the surface of the eye becomes dry due to not producing enough tears or if they evaporate too quickly from the surface of the... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Change brands.: Try a different brand and go see an eye doctor to check for correct fitting of your contact lenses.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Prior contact: CMV antibodies means your body has been exposed to this virus in the past and has developed antibodies against it.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Take to an eye doc: Take him/her immediately to be seen by an ophthalmologist.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
No.: You will eventually get used to these floaters and not notice them as much. If you haven't been seen by an ophthalmologist for these floaters you shou... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
No way to prevent.: Myopia is a refractive error one is born with. You can treat with glasses, contact lenses, or refractive laser surgery.
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Diffusion: Gas in the eye diffuses out of the eye. Depending on the type of gas determines how long it will take to dissolve.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
See his Peditrician: You should take your son to his pediatrician for evaluation and treatment.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Blepharospasm: The flicker in your eyelid is a condition called blepharospasm. This is caused by nerves firing uncontrollably, stimulating your orbicularis muscle to... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Will not go blind.: Most likely your doctor meant pseudoexfoliation which affects your whole body in general. In the eye its been known to increase your risk during catar... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Cold compress: You should apply cold compresses for 10 minutes if not better after 2 days, go see an ophthalmologist.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Thinning of sclera: Thinning of the sclera, a senile plaque, blue nevus, silver drops.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Oculoplastic refer: You should go be seen by an oculoplastic surgeon they're very experienced with this part of the eyes.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
May need eye drops: Cold compresses are more tolerable than ice packs, and should be enough to provide relief of your itching. If this is ongoing you should consider usin... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Physiologic: This is something that can be physiologic, fat prolapse from your lower lids, or even due to lack of sleep.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Subconjunctiva blood: It sounds like your son got a subconjunctival hemorrhage. This just means that a small blood vessel that lies within the conjunctiva broke and the blo... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Systemic conditions: The symptoms you describe can be due to uncontrolled blood pressure or diabetes, however other things can do this too. I would start by visiting your ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Depends on patient.: Eye laser surgery is great for the patient who is a good candidate. One needs to be evaluated by a lasik surgeon to determine this.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Both: Any swelling in the eyelid caused by trauma or surgical intervention should be treated with cold compresses in the first 24 hour period and then after... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, see an ophthalmologist to be evaluated for the cause of the squint.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Vitreous changes: Any type of floater can be caused by changes in your vitreous, vitreous detachments, retinal tears, or retinal detachment. You should go in and havea ... Read More

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
After visiting 2 other plastic surgeons, Dr. Selem took the time to explain and give me options instead of trying to sell me a procedure. Having my upper eyelids and browlift done by Dr. Selem was the...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I had Aqualipo done on my outer thighs by Dr. Selem and the difference compared to traditional lipo was incredible. I was back at work on my feet the next day, no downtime or discomfort. My results ar...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I am so happy with my upper and lower lids after Dr. Selem did surgery to fix them. My previous surgeon really messed me up and Dr. Selem fix them. I can now look at myself again, I am so grateful for...Read More
HealthTap member
Thanks, I'll be sure and take your advice when we have trouble with our eyes
HealthTap member
Tx! Did c gnrl Dr-he wasn't sure what it was-opth next visit for me.
HealthTap member
Thanks for the info. I'm going to see a dr. in nj

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ponce School of Medicine
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Residency

Frankford Hospital

Awards

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