Doctor Q&A for Dr. Matthew Goren

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
32 years experience Ophthalmology
No: bad idea
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Don't do that: Just warm wet compresses. Don't try to express the glands. You won't be able to see stuff come out of them even if it does without a microscope.
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A male asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Lacrimal system: has to be explored. Puncta may be open but patient needs irrigation of the lacrimal system to assure that there is not an occlusion somewhere since t ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Look at an eye chart: and see what line you can see.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Not related: you would not have "eye strain" due to a "tired neck"
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Many possibilities: but most likely is allergy. You need an evaluation to really find the answer.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Be careful: the use of steroid eye drops should only be done under very close supervision of an ophthalmologist.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Artificial tears: is a good start. Or you could try an over the counter allergy drop like Zaditor (ketotifen). If that doesn't work, you should see an eye doctor.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Surgery: unless it is from allergy or some inflammatory condition which can be treated with medication, you are looking at surgery as your main option.
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