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Dr. Gregory Pinto

Ophthalmology
Saratoga Springs, NY
36 years experience

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Ophthalmology

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English

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
Bags under eyes: The eye is normally surrounded by fatty tissue--this serves to cushion and protect the eye within the eye socket. Sometimes a little bit of the fatty ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
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Need an eye exam: Unfortunately there is no way to know what is causing redness and poor vision without examining your eye.
A 43-year-old female asked:
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Transient blindness: Transient blindness may be the result of a blood clot traveling from the heart or the carotid arteries. This clot can interfere with vision if it lodg... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
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4 years, plus: He should be able to get his M.D. degree after 4 years of medical school, followed by a residency of 3-7 years or more, depending on his choice of res... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
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Proparacaine: Proparacaine eye drops are used during an eye exam to help a physician determine a number of things. These include measuring the pressure of the eyeba... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
White eyes: I agree with dr. Hill. I would only add that there is no recommended treatment to "whiten" the eyes.
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Albinism: Albinos often have difficulty seeing because of poor development of the retina. Even if glasses are prescribed, the vision may still be limited. The ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
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Blepharospasm: Vibration of the eyelids is called blepharospasm. It is often associated with stress and/or fatigue. You should have an eye exam by a physician to mak... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
Eyelid tint: Yellowish tint on the eyelid could be caused by cholesterol deposit ("xanthelasma"). An eye exam should be done to confirm this finding.
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
Dry eye: Saline solution and plain water will usually burn because they are not buffered for the eye. Artificial tears are almost always properly buffered. If ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
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Allergies and drynes: Itching is often a symptom of allergy, although dryness can sometimes make the eyes feel a little itchy, too. An eye exam by a physician can often hel... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
Variable effects: The level of blood pressure required to cause headache or visual changes is very variable. A lot of it depends on how high the blood pressure is chron... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
Get checked: You need to have this swelling evaluated rather soon by an ophthalmologist (eye physician).
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
See your doctor: Your primary physician may feel comfortable evaluating this. If not, he or she may refer you to a dermatologist, plastic surgeon or ophthalmologist. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
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Common: This is very common with babies, children and even adults. Despite the fact that the eyelids are open for a prolonged period of time, the cornea usual... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
Red eyes: There are many different causes of red eyes. An eye exam by a physician is necessary to make a diagnosis.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
PVD: Pvd, or posterior vitreous detachment, can be partial or total. The amount of time it takes for a partial PVD to progress to a total PVD is extremely ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
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Dry eye: As you stare at something, the surface of the eye dries up. When this happens, the eye is much more sensitive to things like light, smoke and wind.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
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Herpes in the eye: The eyelids and the eye itself can be infected with cold sores (herpes simplex). If you have a cold sore on the eyelid, it is important to make sure t... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
Cloudy eyes: You need to have an eye exam by an ophthalmologist to determine what is causing your eyes to be cloudy.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
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Difficulty seeing : With myopia, you have trouble seeing details that are far away. An example would be trying to read writing on a road sign or on a television that is f... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
Eye allergies: Patanol (olopatadine) is a very effective eye drop for allergies. It is meant to be effective when used twice per day. If you need more treatment than... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
Could be infection: This could represent some type of skin infection, although it seems strange that the rash "disappears later in the day sometimes." i would recommend y... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
Check your eye often: Any treatment of the bell's palsy itself would depend on the underlying cause. In any case of bell's palsy, however, the eye must be checked regularly... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
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Eye sensitivity: The eye is very, very sensitive. Many different stimuli can cause pronounced sensations in and around the eye. You would need to have a thorough eye e... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
Mosquito bite: A cool washcloth can help reduce eyelid swelling after a mosquito bite.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
Dry eye.: No. Eyelash tinting does not help with dry eye.
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Need to get checked: There are a number of possible causes of pain and swelling on the inside corner of your eye. These include allergies, dryness and infection. The only ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
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36 years experience
Corneal transplant: Corneal transplant involves replacing a person's cornea with a cornea from a dead person. Sometimes the whole cornea is transplanted, and sometimes on... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
Eyedrops blur vision: It is very common for your vision to be blurry for a short time after using eyedrops. Depending on the thickness of the drop, the blurriness may last ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
Corneal abrasion: If you have scratched your cornea (creating a "corneal abrasion"), your cornea often heals within 24-72 hours. Healing time may be longer, however, if... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
Glasses or contacts: Some people see better with glasses, while others see better with contact lenses. An outfielder needs excellent vision, so he or she should wear which... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
"lazy eye": It sounds like you have amblyopia, which can be considered a type of "lazy eye." an ophthalmologist would be able to confirm this diagnosis for you.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
Blepharitis: The crusting could be a type of inflammation called "blepharitis" or it could be an eye infection. The lashes may be falling out because of the blepha... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
Eye color: There are no eye drops designed to lighten the color of the eyes.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
Amaurosis fugax: Amaurosis fugax, or temporary blindness, is often caused by a circulation disorder. An example would be a piece of cholesterol that breaks away from t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
Possible infection: A swollen sac on the cheek can represent a number of possible problems. One potential cause is an infection. An examination by a physician is necessar... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
Second opinions: I personally think it is usually a good idea to get a second opinion before undergoing any type of surgery, including laser surgery such as retinal ph... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
Sudden blindness: Sudden blindness is often caused by a problem with either the retina or the optic nerve of the eye. It is very important to determine the exact cause ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
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Conjunctivitis: The conjunctiva is the clear membrane that covers the white part of the eye (the "sclera"). When this membrane is inflamed/irritated, the condition is... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
Trauma and the eye: The time it takes for a retinal detachment to develop after facial trauma is very variable. It could happen within a day or two, or it could take mont... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
Yellow eyes: Yellow eyes can be a sign of liver disease. A simple blood test can check for that. Aside from treating an underlying problem like liver disease, ther... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
Aging retina: If you think of your eye as being like a camera, the macula is like the film of the camera. It is the part of the eye that develops the image of whate... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
Eye color: Yellow eyes can sometimes be a sign of liver disease, while having brown areas within the whites of the eyes can be a type of freckle. An eye exam by ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. pinto is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. pinto is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you... It's not painful or anything, could it be an allergic re
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you I appreciate your answer!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albany Medical College, NY
Graduated 1986MD
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