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Dr. Patrick Chan

Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
Cleveland, OH
13 years experience male

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Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

Lasik Surgery

Languages spoken

Mandarin

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34 Answers
15 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
Eye exam: Routine exams by your ophthalmologist can help determine whether you have glaucoma and what type you have. By keeping an annual check-up if you have n... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
Side effect profiles: Some selective ocular beta blockers may have fewer respiratory and cardiac side effects. This distinction is pertinent if one has severe asthma or hea... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
It depends: Generally we recommend removing an eye that doesn't see only if there is pain that cannot be controlled medically, if the eye has infection or tumor t... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
Probably not: Both of these are typically slow developing diseases and can be identified early if you obtain routine visits with your ophthalmologist.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
Possible: It's always possible. Again, what's more important at this point is that you have regular follow-up with your ophthalmologist to ensure that the glauc... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
Unlikely: It can certainly happen, but the likelihood is low and any effects may be temporary. Someone undergoing any sort of procedure can feel nervous, which ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
Unlikely: The most important factor that we can control for managing your glaucoma is keeping your eye pressure at a level that minimizes any progression of vis... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
Canaloplasty: The canal is a pathway in which aqueous leaves the eye. There are medications that act to increase outflow of fluid before schlemm's canal and decreas... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
It depends: You will need to speak to your refractive surgeon to see if you are a candidate. The newer lasers are very effective in treating both high myopia and ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
It depends: The fixation light helps you focus on a target during lasik. Your eyes will be anesthetized during the procedure and most people, even if light sensit... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
Regular exams: The best action that you can take to decrease the chance that your glaucoma progresses is to keep regular follow-up examinations with your ophthalmolo... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
It varies: We typically do not removing an eye unless you cannot perceive light and it causes pain that cannot be relieved from medication. For eyes that have b... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
Usually: The goal of laser vision correction is to help you become more independent of needing glasses. For most people, this means being able to see far away.... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
Very low: The majority of people with glaucoma maintain functional vision with appropriate medical treatment. The best thing you can do to help manage your gla... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
Depends: It depends on the type of surgery. Some can take just days while other types can take weeks or even months for big orbital surgeries.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
It depends: If your prescription has been stable for the past few years, you might be a good candidate for refractive surgery. An experienced lasik surgeon can ev... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
It works well: Xalatan (latanoprost) is a type of prostaglandin analog, which has been shown to be one of the most effective glaucoma medications. Your ophthalmologi... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
In short, no.: Ocuvite consists of vitamins that have been shown in research to delay progression of a subtype of dry age-related macular degeneration. While taking ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
Possibly: It is certainly possible that your eyes remain slightly misaligned after strabismus surgery. It depends on how your eyes have developed as well as any... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
Yes: Yes, hyperopia, myopia, and astigmatism can all be treated with laser vision correction.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
Overall good: Ultimately recovery will depend largely on the post-operative course, and how much your mother's eyes heal. Trabeculectomy is still considered the... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
Possible: There have been studies that have shown that myopia is a risk factor for developing open angle glaucoma. However, it is important to realize that not ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
Different: You will not feel pain since your eyes will be anesthetized. You will feel the sensation of the surgeon moving the flap if you are undergoing lasik. Y... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
Often: Lasers used in ophthalmology are remarkably precise and often very effective in accomplishing what they are meant to do.
A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
It depends: The yag laser is typically used for removal of a posterior capsular opacification, often seen after cataract surgery. Use of the yag ultimately depend... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
Unlikely: Pterygia form from degenerative changes to the conjunctiva, or skin of the eye. The standard treatment to eliminate the ptergyium is surgery.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
It depends: Valium belongs in a class of medications that, in theory, could precipitate an angle closure attack (as a weak anticholinergic). In practice, this is ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
It depends: When lasik was first performed, a blade was used to create the flap. Now the majority of surgeons use a femto second laser to perform this step. This ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
Very: Its strength in cataract surgery lies in its accuracy and precision to make incisions in both the cornea and the lens. The laser can also soften the n... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
It depends: In general, the vision after cataract surgery is expected to remain good. Sometimes the membrane remnant of the lens opacifies after cataract surgery ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
It depends: Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, while cataracts affect the lens of the eye. Diabetes can affect multiple parts of the eye. Poorly controlled... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
Depends: It depends on how long after the surgery as well. It could be simply dry eyes or related to edema in the cornea or retina. Your ophthalmologist can be... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
Discuss with MD: Eye pressure can be controlled using eyedrops, oral medications, laser procedures, and surgery to increase outflow of pressure-causing fluid in your e... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 13 years experience
Different: Papilledema appears as nerve swelling that is due to increased pressure in the brain. It is an exam finding, whereas glaucoma is a disease of the nerv... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! But it has now made my eyes red, itchy and reacts highly against uv light
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Good information!
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Thank you so much for answering my question. Very helpful.

Education & Training

Residency

New York-PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL

Awards

NASA Research Fellow
Webmaster for the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA)
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
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