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Dr. Daniel Schainholz

Ophthalmology
San Francisco, CA
35 years experience male

Locations

Daniel Schainholz, MD, MPH

San Francisco, CA

Address

4200 California Street, Suite 106, San Francisco, CA, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Fax

5068027235

About

Bio

10+ years Qualified Medical Evaluator, ophthalmology, California Workers Compensation. Expert in AMA (Visual System) Impairment Ratings (AMA 5th Ed). 10+ years experience in low-vision rehabilitation 10+ years experience in mass gathering event/disaster medicine

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Ophthalmology

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

German

Doctor Q&A

243 Answers
36 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Moderate low-vision: The snellen fraction is defined as testing distance (numerator) over equivalent letter-size (denominator). The equivalent metric system is used worldw... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Facial scars: Over time, the skin can become very damaged and pock-marks, or small depressed scars, can appear in the skin. The combination of raging hormones in a... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Amaurosis Fugax: Intermittent total blindness (i.e. no light perception) for any period of time is suggestive of a vascular occlusion, unlikely though it might be in a... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Polarized Sunglasses: Technically, any lenticular opacity is a cataract, but if your visual acuity is good with correction, cataract surgery is not indicated. Veiling glare... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Intraductal probing: Dry eye can be quantitative (deficiency of tear production) or qualitative (deficiency of the oily layer, and less commonly the mucin layer). Meibomia... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Nasal Bridge strap: A competent optician can install a little used device called a bridge strap on the glasses to distribute the weight of the spectacles over a broader a... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Addison's Disease: S/P pituitary adenectomy for craniopharyngioma with 11 year hx of low-dose prednisone to prevent Addison's disease due to ACTH deficiency. DM is treat... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Vitamin K Ointment: I have had limited success with a Vitamin K enriched moisturizing crème for blotchy skin. It helps stabilize the little blood vessels and moisturize t... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Naproxen/Diphenhydramine can increase your tendency to bleed like aspirin and other NSAIDs, and the antihistamine can dry the eyes out. So while the r... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
If the blurry vision is in both eyes in the same hemifield, this is a visual aura associated with the migraine. If in one eye only, this is a primary ... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Scleral buckles are removed for infections or erosions into the sclera. After removal, a pars plana vitrectomy can be performed with gas or oil infusi... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Staph Margin Infiltr: A staphylococcal marginal infiltrate is the most likely diagnosis fitting your description, but a phlyctenule is also possible. SMI is associated with... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Temporal arteritis?: A painful inflammation of the temporal artery (in the temple) can indicate giant cell arteritis (GCA), an inflammation of the arterial walls. The dang... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Ignore: Move away from the blast site, since a secondary blast can inflict more harm.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Cranial Nerves: Cranial N II (Optic) subtends vision, III (oculomotor) subtends levator, superior rectus (sup. branch), medial rectus, inferior rectus, inf. oblique &... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Punctal occlusion: The light sensitivity suggests a mild inflammatory process in the eyes, and can be associated with your glaucoma or glaucoma drops. Your ophthalmologi... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Cataract?: A prophylactic laser peripheral iridotomy is performed when a person has narrow and occludable iridocorneal angles, which can cause acute angle closur... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Xanthelasmata?: Accumulations of cholesterol under the skin appear yellow and are called xanthelasmata. These are benign but unsightly. They can be removed surgically... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Hordeolum-Chalazion: A hordeolum is an acute infection of the lid glands, The application of warm compresses should bring it to a white point of pus, either inside or outs... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Racial melanosis: Pigmented conjunctiva (the white of the eye) is most often called racial melanosis in dark-skinned individuals and is normal, but not so much in fair ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
?? Detached retina: While photopsias are quite common and can be associated with some disease processes (e.g. migraine, hypertension), most are benign. However, flashing... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Inner Ear/Vascular: Spinning vision is oscillopsia, suggesting positional nystagmus. Although clinically rare, neuroophthalmic consultation is recommended to exclude Arno... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Physical/chemical: Major eye injuries are caused by blunt and sharp trauma, with or without globe penetration/rupture. Strong chemicals (e.g. battery acid, lye drain cle... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No. The intraocular lens is on the inside of the eye, and the material is not hydrophilic, so it does not absorb water. Soft contact lenses are hydrop... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Sudden vision loss is a medical emergency. An ophthalmologist can determine the cause. Do not delay, since some forms of vision loss are correctable, ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Intraocular pressure: One of the possible side effects of intravitreal injections of bevacizumab, ranibizumab and aflibercept is an elevation of intraocular pressure which ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Dilate the eyes.: SBS is difficult to diagnose, but intraretinal hemorrhages or vitreous hemorrhages can be a clue, even when the neuroradiologic scans are negative.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Seeing cells could be the blue field entoptic phenomenon, but a vitritis or vitreous separation/retinal detachment must be excluded with a dilated exa... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Ocular Hypertension?: If you have eye pain, the Flonase (fluticasone propionate), an intranasal steroid, might be causing a steroid responsive intraocular pressure elevatio... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
A laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI) can help prevent acute angle closure glaucoma, but it is not expected to reduce your need for drops. Incipient cata... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Possibly just presbyopia. Anisocoria refers to having pupils of different sizes, which can be a variant of normal, or can indicate serious disease, su... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Moisturizer: No steroids are allowed near the eye unless under the supervision of an ophthalmologist due to potential severe side effects & complications. Mois... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Styes are either acute infections in the oil-secreting glands of the eyelids (hordeolum) which occur when bacteria are trapped, or chronic infections ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
A small retinal tear without subretinal fluid can be walled off with an outpatient laser procedure. A tear that progresses to a retinal detachment req... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
If the heat is not over 110 degrees and the pressure on the lids is gentle the cornea is not going to be damaged. Thermal corneal burns heal well when... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
The neurosurgeon can place a patch graft if the dura mater must be excised along with the bone, to prevent a cerebrospinal fluid leak. Compressive opt... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
A chemical conjunctivitis can occur with many irritants, and these can cause corneal/conjunctival irritation. Use artificial tears to soothe the eyes.... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
A dental cavity cannot spread to the eye. Eye pain is not normal. Try over the counter artificial tears, but if this is not helpful, see an ophthalmol... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
The light emission from a smartphone or computer monitor is just not strong enough to cause retinal damage, and the blue filters might provide comfort... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Pressure sensation??: You need an examination, to screen for glaucoma and dry eye, as well as getting a prescription upgrade. The sensation "squeezed" may represent eye str... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Ignore: With good lighting, you can lower your eyelid to partially cover the pupil and read more clearly.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Ignore: Do not rub your eyes vigorously, it can lead to keratoconus.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Occupational Glasses: If you half your myopic prescription, you can see your monitor at 50 cm without eye strain. Blink frequently, use artificial tears as needed and try t... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Reduced eyesight: Most likely refractive-glasses/contact lens. If pathological, can be due to corneal clouding, high pressures, cataract, vitreous debris, retinal disea... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Lens-Iris Diaphragm: If baseline anemia is present, retinal ischemia is possible but not likely. You may have changes in the lens-iris diaphragm and mild myopia from hormo... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Nature and nuture: Jakobsdottir j, conley yp, weeks de, mah ts, ferrell re, gorin mb. Susceptibility genes for age-related maculopathy on chromosome 10q26. Am j hum gene... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Keyhole view: Constriction of the peripheral visual field is often due to end-stage glaucoma, hereditary rp, and viral infections of the outer retina. Field expans... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
AMA 28% Impairment: The ama guides to the evaluation of permanent impairment define a rating schema that includes rules for describing a single percentage impairment rati... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Adjustments: Adjusting ones life to accommodate low-vision requires behavioral changes, optical and non-optical adaptive aids. A video-magnifier will help you spot... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Hang back: Practically every rock concert has an area to chill out, away from the stage and the pushy concert-goers, but within earshot of the music. If you are ... Read More

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Sep 12, 2013
Gives very knowledgeable, factual answers. Highly recommend.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Schainholz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Schainholz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I'm not entirely sure of all you said, but thank you. I understood about one line out of that. I will have see a eye Dr. thanks for the time
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Graduated 1987MD

Medical/Graduate school

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (MPH)
Graduated 2006MD

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HEALTH SYSTEM

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Alameda County Region - Winter
2015
Top Ophthalmologist, Second Place, California - Winter
2015
Top Doctor, First Place, the Alameda County Region - Spring
2017

Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
American Public Health Association
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons

Publications

Blindness among nursing home residents.
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