Dr. Daniel Schainholz

Ophthalmology
San Francisco, CA
36 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

Thursday: 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
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Ophthalmology

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

German

Doctor Q&A

243 Answers
36 Agrees
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Powders & Potions: Wood alcohol (methanol) can contaminate moonshine whiskey and lead to rapid, permanent vision loss. Tobacco-alcohol amblyopia is a vitamin deficiency ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Hyperopia and Blur: Blindness is a loss of vision, but refractive errors, even high hyperopia, does not cause blindness. The real risk is amblyopia or lazy eye. The high ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Slight pain is likely dry eye. Try artificial tears. Mucormycosis is a blinding and sometimes deadly disease that can cause rapid vision loss and orbi... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
An embolism in a single carotid artery could be deadly. Make sure you get a cardiologist to verify you do not have a patent foramen ovale or ventricul... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
If you are seeing a dark spot in the eye, you need a dilated eye examination. The dark spot might be just a floater, but a posterior vitreous detachme... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
For a glaucoma work-up, you will need best-corrected visual acuity tested, visual field testing, dilated fundus examination, and probably optical cohe... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
For chronic allergies, azelastine is a lot safer. Fluticasone is a potent steroid that should not be used for more than six weeks continuously. The ri... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
The hard swelling could be a chalazion, a chronic inflammation of the meibomian glands, but this would not cause the redness and tenderness that sugge... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Yes, low-vision: Total blindness in one eye and partial eyesight in the other is considered a disability, though it may not qualify for "legal blindness" if the better... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Corneal oxygen: Pressure patching an eye with a corneal abrasion restricts the movement of the eye under the patch, while placing the capillary rich palpebral conjunc... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Retina-optic nerve: Peripheral vision loss may be a retinal detachment, retinitis pigmentosa, rare drug toxicities, immune retinopathy, retinal infection, and glaucomatou... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Hierarchy of Control: While safety glasses, goggles, shields, etc. Are useful, they are only personal protective equipment. Engineering out the risk with lexan guards aroun... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Got Tofu?: The soy based protein sources are good, but other beans, are great too. Chick peas in felafel and hummus are a great staple. Lentils and rice form the... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
THC vs. MDMA: Marijuana is a plant, which is mildly hallucinogenic, and has analgesic qualities, making it both a fairly safe medication and a pleasant experience. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Second Sight: Most of the time, the answer is no. A small subset of the population, that has low-power or latent hyperopia, will go through a period when the near v... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Refraction might: A painstaking evaluation for the best glasses for all of your working distances may improve your vision a little, and both optical devices (e.g. glare... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Positively: The construction industry, the automotive industry, and the janitorial industry are hazardous with projectiles, chemicals and falls. Work-related eye ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Bring: Bring your medication list and all relevant medical documents to any new doctor visit. It helps..
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Trauma + Disease: The most common cause of monocular vision loss is trauma, followed by common diseases like macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, acute and chron... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Central retina: The congenital syphilis may be related, but a retina evaluation is indicated. The macula is the central part of the retina, where the visual acuity is... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Tea bags: Damp tea bags of flower teas like chamomile, and even black tea bags, can treat the surface of the eyes naturally and with little risk. Avoid plain wa... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Herpes eye infection: Unless you are allergic to your bedsheets, the cause of a unilateral crusty, watery eye with itching is more likely a bacterial superinfection. Howeve... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Remember Humanity: As difficult as it is to live with a recognized illness or disability, the invisible ones (like vision loss, mental illness, etc.) pose the additional... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
You and others.: You will become healthier when you stop poisoning your body with meat, milk and eggs. The global effect of reducing methane in the atmosphere and loca... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Do: Do eat a colorful diet of fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts! don't be tempted to eat dead meat!
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
More complicated....: Over the counter Chloramphenicol is not specifically contraindicated for persons taking oral Prednisone for crohn's disease. However, without an ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Possible Migraine: The relationship between tension headaches, cluster headaches and migraine headaches is complex. Half-sided headaches with eye problems sounds like ei... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Unclear?: Vision loss can range from the need for glasses to blinding disease. Visit an ophthalmologist asap for a definitive diagnosis. Neurology may or may no... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Artificial Tears : Sleeping in your contact lenses can cause a mild injury to the corneal epithelium, which can heal quickly if there is no infection. If your eyes are n... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Butterfly: Butterfly closures and tincture of benzoin are nearly as good as sutures for a deep laceration.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Blind: Blind and low-vision children benefit from early intervention and visual stimulation.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Always: Always use your own pen at the doctor's office and not the pen 100's of infected patients touched.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Healing: Healing is a process, and frustration is predictable. If you are not for yourself, who will be?
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Coconut oil: One of the best tasting and hottest cooking oils, coconut oil is a staple of the indian diet. You can spread it on bread like butter, fry with it and ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Alcohol + X = Harm: Used alone, the mj is the least harmful. In terms of the drugs that may give you problems at raves. Alcohol is number one, followed closely by mdma (i... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Eye Pressure check!: Desonide is a topical corticosteroid that may cause your intraocular pressure to increase, resulting in glaucomatous nerve damage. If you need to use... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Gradual adjustment: Open angle glaucoma is a wasting disease of the optic nerves, usually associated with elevated intraocular pressure. The earliest changes of glaucomat... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Bedroom eyes: Slight bilateral inferior scleral show, commonly known as "bedroom eyes" is a benign variant of eyelid anatomy. Without surgery, one could have eyegla... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Subconjunctival Heme: A subconjunctival hemorrhage looks like a red spot on the white of the eye. This can be associated with eye rubbing, high blood pressure and low plate... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Temporal arteritis?: A vein can get clotted, but usually in the legs. A sore temporal artery might be a symptom of temporal arteritis, which generally affects people in th... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Hypo-trichosis?: Short eyelashes are not a known pathologic sign, though white eyelashes (poliosis), absent lashes (madarosis) and overgrowth of the lashes (trichomega... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Iris Heterochromia: Fuchs heterochromic iritis is the classic cause for a change in iris color from brown to blue. Pigmentary dispersion/pigmentary glaucoma is also possi... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Long Differential Dx: Though nonspecific, dizzy spells, foggy vision, exhaustion and random mild headaches, could indicate diabetes mellitus, hypertension, kidney disease, ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Ignore: The classic symptom is flared headlights at night or multiple ghost images in one eye. Got glasses?
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Oscillopsia: Acquired nystagmus from any cause (drug toxicity, brain stem disease, etc.) can cause the sensation of a shaking of the vision. A neuro-ophthalmologis... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Dry eye: The tear glands of the eye are modulated by androgens, i.e. Male hormones. Hormone replacement therapy (estrogen) suppresses the natural estrogen prod... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Melanoma or nevus: An acquired black spot on the skin may be a malignant melanoma, a benign nevus or something else. A dermatologist can biopsy the lesion and a surgical... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Ignore: Chemical injuries require immediate and copious flushing with fresh water or saline.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Zoonotic Infection: Numerous bacterial and chlamydial species can infect alternative hosts. Most important for women of child-bearing age is toxoplasma gondii, a common p... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Corneal Ischemia: Fitting contact lenses is an art, and must be done by an ophthalmologist or optometrist. Cosmetic contact lenses are potentially dangerous and may cau... Read More
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Testimonials
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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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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you! I do not have myotonic dystrophy, but the information was still useful. I'm hoping the redness will go away tomorrow.
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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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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much for your answer. I'm just happy something can be done to help her correct it

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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