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Dr. Ron Lord

Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
St. George, UT
16 years experience male

Locations

Central Utah Ophthalmology

Richfield, UT

Address

460 North Main, Richfield, UT
Directions

Insurances accepted

Medicare

Medicaid

SelectHealth

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Arizona

Coventry Health Care

Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah

UnitedHealthcare

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Mesquite, NV

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Cedar City, UT

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St. George, UT

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Page, AZ

About

Bio

Dr. Lord is a native of Southern Utah. He obtained his Bachelors of Science from Southern Utah University and graduation in 2000. He also joined the Utah National Guard in 1999. Dr. Lord then attended Medical School at the University of Utah and went on to complete an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. From there, Dr. Lord completed a three year Ophthalmology residency at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He then remained at UMKC and completed 2 year Vitreo-Retinal surgical fellowship. Dr. Lord has strong interest in medical informatics and is co-developer of the leading mobile smartphone application in Eye Care called "The Eye Handbook." As well as "Eye Patient"

Specialties
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Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

Ophthalmology

Retinal Surgery

Licenses

United States: Arizona, Nevada, Utah

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 29-year-old male asked:
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Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 16 years experience
Computer Vision Synd: Hard to say without an exam. So many things could be causing your symptoms. Dry eyes, prolonged light exposure, eye muscle fatigue, uncorrected refr... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
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Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 16 years experience
Eyelid twitching: Could be simple eyelid myokymia or hemifacial spasm. Can be treated with Botox or surgery if intrusive. See an ophthalmologist.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
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Repeat Exam: Sometimes exam are repeated to uncover a discrepancy. Sometimes to confirm a diagnosis. Sometimes they are trying to bill for this extra service. B... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
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Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 16 years experience
She likely needs and eye exam and an MRI. Worsening HA requiring medications requires an evaluation. She definitely at a minimum should see an eye d... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
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Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 16 years experience
I agree with Dr. Coleman… This is unlikely caused by bleeding… You will need to see an ophthalmologist to get a more definitive answer. Good luck!
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A 26-year-old male asked:
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Eye redness: You probably need to have your eyes examined to be sure. But sure, prolonged tasks can dry the surface of your eyes and cause inflammation and swellin... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
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Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 16 years experience
Allergies: This is a common mark of allergies. Local or systemic. But hard to assess without an exam.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
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Amblyopic Eye: There have been some recent studies to suggest that doing some patching may help in adults. But most would agree that no amount of patching at this ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
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Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 16 years experience
Not Yet: That would be some very sophisticated technology and surgery to be able to do that. And as of yet nothing even comes close. Fda just approved the fi... Read More
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Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 16 years experience
Retinal Scar: There is no cure for a retinal scar. Typically the location of your scar determines their visual significance. Scars outside the macula are really n... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
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Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 16 years experience
Refraction & Exam: Simple answer no. Prescriptions for glasses are regulated by the FDA and to buy lenses you need a current refraction. There are some new technologies... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
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Pataday is olopatadine Alaway is ketotifen. They are different classes of drugs. They work differently but both can be use to fight eye allergies ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
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I don't think so. If you are having persistent light sensitivity you really need a comprehensive dilated eye exam to determine the cause.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 16 years experience
No not necessarily. People can experience the symptoms of floaters and not have a posterior vitreous detachment. However, the majority of patients w... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
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Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 16 years experience
Ophthalmologic PA: They certainly can. And I have heard of this before. However, ver uncommon. A PA will receive very little ophthalmologic training in school. And f... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
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Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 16 years experience
Gender variation Eye: There are differences between male and female organs and parts throughout the body. While there may be variability. There is no visual significance ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
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Dr. Ron Lordanswered
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 16 years experience
Eye Twitching: Not sure exactly what the twitching your describing is. It could be periocular muscles spasm. Myopia and ?Implants (not sure what you mean by retina... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 16 years experience
Comprehensive: A comprehensive ophthalmologist is typically a general ophthalmologist. They see all types of patients and refer as needed. They don't have specific ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
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Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 16 years experience
Visual symptoms: Hard to interpret your description. Flashes of light, floaters, a curtain or a veil over your vision might be concerning. If you develop any of thes... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 16 years experience
Flashing Spots: Samantha, This sounds like a condition called an ophthalmic migraine. Or an acephalgic migrane. It is not common. This may also represent somethin... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
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Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 16 years experience
Retina Replacement: No treatment like this exist in medicine today. The retina is a complex organ and is basically neural tissue and extension of the brain with millions... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
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Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 16 years experience
Myopia Reversible: Myopia is correctable. Glasses, contact lenses, refractive surgery. But not reversible per say. Myopia is a basically an anatomic variation. Th... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
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Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 16 years experience
Eye irritation : Hard to determine. This resembles a condition called blepharitis. But may be just irritation from the swim although unlikely after so much time has ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
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Dr. Ron Lordanswered
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 16 years experience
Flashes of light: In the presence of a completely normal ophthalmologic exam..... Persistent flashes of light could be a neurological condition called ophthalmic migrai... Read More
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Jul 31, 2015
Hard working surgeon with difficult cases and great results.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lord is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lord is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you. I visited eye specialists. They did not help me.
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)
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This was very helpful. Thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Utah School of Medicine, UT
Graduated 2006MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI HEALTH CARE

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA MEDICAL CTR-UNIVERSITY, THE

Awards

Best Poster Award AAO 2009
ROTC Student of The Year 2001
Distinguished Military Graduate 1999

Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Retina Specialists
Society of Military Ophthalmologists
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