Dr. George Yang

Ophthalmology
Santa Clara, CA
29 years experience male

Locations

San Jose Eye Institute

Santa Clara, CA

Address

100 N Winchester Blvd #350, Santa Clara, CA
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

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333 Answers
12 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Second opinion: It is very unusual to be allergic to the lens following cataract surgery. I would consider getting a second opinion to evaluate whatever symptoms you ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Depends: If you have glaucoma, you will need your eye pressure controlled, either by eye drops, laser, or surgery. And you will need regular follow-ups, to en... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Dry eyes: If you have dry eyes symptoms, it is best to treat them first and stay out of contacts until afterwards. Wearing contact lenses will only make your ey... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Treatment options: There are multiple possible treatment options for dry eyes. However, you need to determine why your eyes are dry. ie If you are having problems prod... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Bruise?: This sounds like a subconjuctival hemorrhage, which is essentially a bruise on the whites of the eyes. This may cause some dryness and lead to fluctua... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Many options : Lumigan (and less so Betagan) is a commonly used glaucoma drop. There are other glaucoma drop options, and a relatively benign SLT laser treatment th... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Restasis: All medications have potential side effects. The most common side effect of Restaiss is that it can cause a burning sensation, especially if the eyes ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Multiple causes: There are many possible causes of a red and painful eye, including infection and inflammation. You need to see an eye MD for evaluation and treatment.... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Allergy and dry eyes: Dry eyes can exacerbate allergic conjunctivitis. You will need to maximize your dry eye treatment (beyond just Restasis). Are you using OTC allergy dr... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Floaters?: It sounds as if you have a floater. A shadow is created when light hits anything floating inside your eye. You see this shadow as a floater. Floaters... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Pterygium?: There are many potential etiologies. However, a pterygium fits your description and is fairly common. You can try artificial tears to see if it helps ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Allergies?: Itching is most commonly associated with allergies. You can try OTC topical anti-histamines and see if they help. If not, you should see your eye doct... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Many reasons: There are many possible reasons why you might have eye pain upon waking. The most common is from a form of dry eyes called meibomitis. It is essenti... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
See MD: You may have a problem with your blood pressure dropping as you stand up. You should see your family doctor or internist for a complete physical.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Yes: But it is much more common to have it under local anesthesia. The procedure is so fast that it'll take longer to get you under general and to wake up ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Yes: There are no contraindications with drinking and topical steroids, unless you drink so much that you can't the drops in your eye! :).
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
No: The need for glasses is a refractive problem, and not considered a medical problem. Most insurances will not cover refraction. However, if you are not... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Dry eyes?: Assuming your ms and optic neuritis are controlled with no active inflammation, then dry eyes are the most likely cause of your eye pain. An easy test... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Variable: The rate at which glaucoma damages the nerve is based on various factors. The more damage there is to the optic nerve, the lowrt the pressure needs to... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Yes: Unexplaied iritis is known as "idiopathic" and is a very common entity. If you wanted a second opinion, you would see an uveitis specialist.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Depends: You describe symptoms which are commonly seen in many different etiologies, from infections to allergies to even dry eyes. You need to see an eye md f... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
No and Yes: Styes are not contagious, but pink eye from viral conjunctivitis can be highly contagious.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Difficult: Pink eye typically refers to viral conjunctivitis. It usually affects both eyes and because it is due to a virus, is treated symptomatically with otc ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Depends: It really depends on the cause of the pink eye. The most common cause is due to a virus, in which case iit is generally supportive treatment with arti... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
No: Assuming your reference to pink eye is viral conjunctivitis, no, you cannot re-infect yourself. However, it is possible that you get another infectio... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Tear drops?: In countries outside the us, there are drops that are offered to treat cataracts. I have seen one drop (made by a us company) being marketed in south ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Does not make sense: That does not make any sense. The purpose of prp is to destroy tissue so that the eye does not attempt to create new vessels to supply the poorly per... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Depends: If depends on the surgical and anesthetic methods used, whether your eye has any pre-existing conditions, and whether there were any complications. Yo... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Floaters : Sounds like you are seeing floaters. Many times, floaters are benign. However, there are some serious causes of floaters that can lead to loss of visi... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Possibly: Your symptoms sounds as if your eyes are drying up as you are reading, and the dryness is causing your blurred vision. This can be related to your gra... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
FA: I assume the injection of a dye is a Fluorescein angiogram (fa). It will provide many answers regarding the health of the back of your eyes, and hope... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Depends: Typically yes. However, if you were given the lens called crystalens to replace the cataract, then some surgeons would not want you to read without us... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Probably: There are different types of laser procedures for glaucoma. However, with all of them, it is not unreadonable to perform a treatment in one eye, and t... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Eye exam: There are many possible sources for chronic eye pain and decreased vision. She will need to be seen by an eye md for appropriate diagnosis and treatme... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Sure: But if you don't have astigmatism in that eye, you will not see well. In order to see well, each eye needs its own specific prescription.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Any age: There are no age-requirements for surgery. Kids and babies routinely have eye surgery if you need it, you need it.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Hygiene : Viral conjunctivitis is spread by direct contact. Wash your hands regularly and try not to touch your eyes.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Yes: You describe classic symptoms of dry eyes. However, you need to determine if you have a quantity problem (not making enough tears) or a quality probl... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Depends: It really depends on what was injured with the fingernail. For example, if you scratched your cornea (the shell of your eye), usually, the abrasion w... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Consmetic lens: You can wear consmetic colored contact lenses. Other than that, there is also a class of eye drops that can change iris color to a darker brown color,... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Irritation: When eyelashes are turned inwards, they can cause irritation to the surface of the eye itself. With enough damage, there may an increased for infecti... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Secondary cataract: A secondary cataract may be developing. In a perfect surgical case, the new lens is out in a bag that originally held the cataract. This bag can scar ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Another question?: Naphcon a shrinks blood vessels and makes the eye appear less red. However, the more important question is why your eye is red to begin with. Redness ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Depends: Cystoid macular edema (cme) occurs because of chronic inflammation. If the aciol is not properly seated, it could be the source of the cme, in which c... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Depends: It depends on the cause of the pink eye. Viral conjunctivitis is treated with artificial tears for symptomatic relief. Bacterial conjunctivitis is tre... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
The pupil changes: Dilation refers to the size of the pupil. The pupil is what lets light into to the eye. It normally gets larger in the dark and smaller when there i... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Not necessarily: Everyone gets cataracts if you live long enough. You are a little young to have cataracts, but assuming you do, just because you have one does not me... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Asthma?: There are many possibilities, but a likely one is asthma, which can be induced by a cold (runny nose and sneezing). You really need to be seen by you... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Depends: A stye does not necessarily require antibiotics. If it is infected, many times, the surrounding skin is affected as well, and an oral antibiotic is r... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Imbalance: High eye pressure is due to an imbalance of inflow and outflow of fluid in the eye. More fluid is being produced than is exiting, and the pressure wi... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Mar 30, 2014
Dr. Yang provide on point, excellent advice related to ocular conditions, and questions posed by patients. His answers are relevant, concise and comprehensive. Excellent eye physician!
Sep 21, 2013
Dr. Yang gives thoughtful, clear, intelligent answers and is an asset to the Healthtap community. I endorse him wholeheartedly.
Apr 20, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! She does have high blood pressure and yes the double vision corrected itself but the cross eye its still a little visible. Thank you
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! When I get the stabbing pain behind my eye thats all it does is water. Looks like I've been crying in one eyeAnd is so very painful to close
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks doc I do appreciate this. It seems as soon as I was diagnosed I've been a bit of a hypochondriac especially with the gastritis.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

University of Texas - Houston

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, San Jose Region, CA - Summer
2013
Top Ophthalmologist , First Place, California - Summer
2013
Top Doctor, Third Place, San Jose Region - Summer
2014
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