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Dr. George Yang

Ophthalmology
Santa Clara, CA
28 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

Doctor Q&A

333 Answers
12 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: Hyperopia and myopia refer to the length of the eye, relative to its optical power. Basically, a hyperopic eye is too short and a myopic eye is too l... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
One: Shingles is due to the herpes zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox. Once a person has chickenpox, the virus stays with that person, and can... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Not allergic: If this is allergic conjunctivitis, your treatments to date may not have been sufficient. However, it is also possible that this is something else, s... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
1 week.: The term "pink eye" usually refers to viral conjunctivitis, and is highly contagious for 5-7 days. If you have a bacterial conjunctivitis, it is typi... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Dry eyes: Causes of dry eyes can be broken into two broad groups: decreased production or increased evaporation. Your eye md can help with diagnosing why your... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Various: There are various laser options to treat glaucoma. Narrow angle glaucoma is treatment by laser in the majority of cases, and if successful, opens up ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Some do.: If there is no pain, you can try using warm compresses to help it resolve more quickly. If it does not resolve or if there is pain (which may indicat... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: Color blindness is not necessarily a complete loss of color vision. Patients may have varying degrees of color blindness. Most of the red-green colo... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 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! :).
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 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
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Depends: It depends on many factors, but the general rule of thumb is that it the higher the pressure, the faster vision loss can occur. The goal of glaucoma ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Depends: You cannot base a fit just purely on the curvature (base curve) or diameter of a contact lens. The health and topography of your ocular surface play a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes.: Assuming you mean artificial tears when you say "regular eye drops, " then yes, it is safe to use them.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 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.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Infection?: Although a "white spot" on your pupil associated with pain could be many things, one of the worst case scenarios is a corneal ulcer, which can be pote... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
See eye MD: The stinging suggests that the surface of the eye is damaged from the trauma. You should see an eye md for proper evaluation and treatment. Without ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Just tears: Your doctor is just asking you to use supplemental artificial tears to augment your natural tears. It's a first step to see how you respond. If artif... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Astigmatism: The 'cyl' column in your eye prescription refers to astigmatism. You can think of astigmatism like warping on the surface of your eye -- like a footb... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
See better: After cataract surgery, you will see better in that eye. Depending on how bad the cataract is in the other eye, you may chose to have the other catara... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 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
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 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
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 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
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: Wavy vision is not normal. There are a variety of causes, some of which are benign, such as dry eyes; but others are much more serious, such as macul... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 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
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Macular pucker : Macular pucker is essentially a wrinkle on the surface of your retina (wallpaper in the back inside surface of your eye). It can affect vision, and if... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
No and Yes: Styes are not contagious, but pink eye from viral conjunctivitis can be highly contagious.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Blepharitis?: The "foam" may be a sign of anterior blepharitis, otherwise know as meibomitis. It is a chronic condition that is due to poor quality oil secretions ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 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
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: Besides the standard risks for cataract surgery, diabetics have an additional risk. Even in a perfect surgical case, diabetic retinopathy may worsen f... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Treatment: There are multiple possible treatment options for dry eyes. However, you need to determine if you are having problems producing tears, or if you are ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
No choice: There is no way to predict how much scarring will develop follow surgical removal. There are ways to minimize potential scarring, but the only way to ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Possibly: An eyelid crease is created during a double eyelid procedure. If you already have one, but wish to make it more prominent, it is possible to raise the... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Glaucoma drops: Glaucoma drops are safe and effective in lowering eye pressures. However, there is always the possibility of an allergic reaction or other side effect... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
No: You cannot redo cataract surgery. The cataract is already removed and a new lens has been placed inside the eye. However, if you are having unexpected... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
No: These entities can cause a chronic red eye, but not rubeosis (which is abnormal growth of blood vessels on the iris).
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 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.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
No: Short of surgery or wearing contacts, there is no other way to get rid of glasses. However, there is a study suggesting that the closer you hold objec... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 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
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 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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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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