Dr. Harold Peltan

Ophthalmology
Cleveland, MS
30 years experience male

Locations

Peltan Eye & Laser

Cleveland, MS

Address

425-B N. Davis Ave., Cleveland, MS
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Fax

6625454595

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Tennessee

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Medicaid

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Humana Insurance Company

CHAMPUS

Cigna

About

Bio

Graduate of Univ of Michigan Medical School, Ophthalmology residency at National Eye Center / Washington Hospital Center, Board Certified, Fellowship trained in Refractive Surgery and Advanced Cataract Surgery. Solo practice in Ophthalmology. Adjunct Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, William Carey University.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

LASIK Surgery

Retinal Surgery

Licenses

United States: Mississippi

Languages spoken

English, German, Spanish

Doctor Q&A

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes, it can: Alvesco (ciclesonide) aerosol may cause dizziness. This effect may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Alvesco (ciclesonide... Read More
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Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Usually ok: There have been a few rare reports of symptoms of difficulty breathing, heart palpitations, sweating, and hypertension.The Phentermine in adipex can c... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Likely: Let your ear drum heal before submerging your head in water. In an emergency, you may consider using an ear plug. Seek further advice from your doc... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Two very different : Wilson's disease is an inherited disorder of copper accumulation in the body with liver and neuropsychiatric sypmtoms. Wilson's syndrome is an altern... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Actually yes: A medical study done in denmark and published in the british medical journal lancet showed convincing evidence that it does help. Ginger has been a t... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Maybe not: With a prostate infection, many cold medicines may make it even more difficult for him to urinate. Don't give it to him until his doctor has given hi... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Rest: There are several techniques to help your vocal chords recover. Rest them! they recover much more quickly with no speaking at all while healing. B... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Chew gum: Chewing gum and sipping on water are the best ways to keep the pressure in your ear equalized and prevent ear pain. Yawning also helps.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Cornea, lens: In astigmatism, light that enters the eye is refracted more in one direction than the other, allowing only part of the object to be in focus at one ti... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Glaucoma: Glaucoma is a family of conditions that cause withering of the optic nerve and corresponding defects in the visual field. It may or may not be assoc... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes: Astronauts are expected to have 20/20 vision with perfect color vision. There are many other ways to serve nasa other than being the astronaut that p... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Comprehensive: Comprehensive ophthalmology is the practice of all fields in ophthalmology. For example: retina, cornea, pediatrics, neuro, refractive, cataract (ante... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Allergies: While skin tags are often associated with renal anomalies, your son was checked out and you report that his kidneys were fine. Allergies are the most... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Referred pain: There can be infectious or inflammatory processes as well as muscle spasms in the neck or cranial nerves that can cause these symptoms. The pain is c... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Many: Crunches, sit-ups, leg lifts, bicycle kicks, and many others. There are good ab workouts on youtube and available by cell phone apps to help. A gym w... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Don't: Don't include stretching time in your minutes of cardio.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Back: Back problems and injuries often occur during sports, recreational activities, work-related tasks.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Do:: Do: reps of 12 -15 per set for the first 6 weeks in order to strengthen tendons and prevent injury.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
In: In 2nd trimester, baby's eyelids, eyebrows, eyelashes, nails, and hair are formed.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
See your doctor: These can be symptoms of hypotension, hypoglycemia, or serious infection. You need to be evaluated by a doctor in person.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Perhaps: Sometimes periods just come a few days late, but it is wise to begin checking with a home pregnancy test. It is not clear from your question if you ar... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Swelling of vessels: There can be many causes, most commonly a blockage or occlusion of a retinal vessel. Some people refer to any swelling of the retina as swollen blood ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Probably: If someone who has not had a tetanus shot in the past five years sustains a traumatic cut or puncture wound, a tetanus shot is recommended. Booster sh... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Mucus in urine: Mucus in urine can have many causes:urinary tract infection, sexually transmitted disease, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, cancer, kidne... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Dark urine: Dark urine is usually from dehydration. Try drinking more water. With excessive sweating as in your condition, this is common. Sometimes, it can be f... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Conditions?: What are the underlying conditions for which your father is being treated? Sometimes keeping the vision the same is a huge win because the patient wou... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Sunburn: Don't use the make up. Instead use Aloe vera gel and then a moisturizing cream. Some creams also contain vitamins C and E which may help but have not ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Annual exam: Because your eye is more nearsighted than average, you may have a longer eyeball which can put you at higher lifetime risk for retinal detachment. Hav... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Sty?: If lid only and the eyeball is not involved, the most common cause of your symptoms is a sty. Hot compresses for ten minutes then squeezing might reli... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Dryness after PRK: PRK eye surgery can temporarily cause or exacerbate dry eye. During the surgery, the tips of the nerve endings that sense dryness are removed as the s... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Should be: Should be safe unless you have an allergy. Cat scratch to the eye should be looked at by the eye MD.
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A male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Sort of: Your prescribed glasses will correct your vision while you wear them, but they will not make your nearsightedness go away. Playing video games on a ha... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Check again: Get another exam and be sure to tell the doctor your problem. The glasses need to be changed a little. During the day, a smaller pupil blocks rays of ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
No. Inhaling too much carbon dioxide may cause respiratory acidosis, which is the opposite of alkalosis. https://www.healthline.com/health/alkalosis A... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
You shouldn't become toxic if you accidentally took a third dose one time. Please use a pad of paper or your smart phone to set reminders for your dos... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
If you have sustained a forceful injury to your eye, get an exam with an eye MD in person. A hole can be made from the outside of the eye to the insid... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Sleeping on it: Sleeping on the ear, especially if the ear is folded, can cause this. If not sleeping on the ear does not make it go away, see your doctor in person.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Eye speck: Hmm...the iris is inside the eye, so any speck on the iris would not be possible to feel when you blink. Perhaps you can consult a chart of eye anatom... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Only sometimes: Some conditions like psoriasis can show up in the eyebrow. Vitiligo and Waardenburg sysndrome can also present in the eyebrow. In trichotillomania, a... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Eye Exam: CC means with correct, like glasses or contact lenses. OD, right eye. OS, left eye. 20/25-2 means that you missed 2 letters on the 20/25 line on the v... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Conj cyst: Usually a conjunctival cyst. It can be drained. If it returns, it can be excised. Your eye MD can confirm and treat in office.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Dryness: Dryness makes contact lenses uncomfortable. One can try wetting drops made to be used with contact lenses. If any discomfort persists, it is important... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Red spot after LASIK: If by laser eye surgery you mean LASIK, these red spots are completely normal. In order to keep your eye still in perfect position to make the thin LA... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Parasites: If a parasite enters, then the body is infected with the parasite. What happens next depends entirely on the type of parasite and the state of the per... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
LOL: As a medical student, it should be faster for you to look up the answer than to ask on Health Tap. The doctors here do give answers to the public for ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes: As long as your glasses prescription is current within the last year, you can have new glasses made with any shape of lens sold. Sometimes, we can eve... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Unlikely: Many people rinse the eyes with the shower and have temporary irritation. Unless you have some super high pressure shower head, it should be fine in a... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Allergy: Allergy in the eye can feel dry and itchy. Try washing the jacket. It may be possible to wash the allergens off your jacket. If the itching persists, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes: Eyelids, connective tissue, extraocular muscles, optic nerve all hold the eye in the socket. The parts of the eye can be damaged by a force that tries... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Red eyes: Redness can have many causes including dryness, allergy, abrasion, irritation, medication, drugs, infection, and foreign bodies. It is important to se... Read More
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Testimonials
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1.9K
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Oct 15, 2014
Dr. Peltan is outstanding both as an ophthalmologist, and as a caring physician willing to help others because it is what he values. It is clear based on how highly regarded he is by patients and coll...Read More
Dr. James Lin
Sep 4, 2014
I like & admire Dr. Peltan's stock of passion & compassion, wealth of specialty knowledge, and keen instinct to deduce useful solutions & meaningful insights beyond available facts... So, I recommend ...Read More
Aug 20, 2014
The only doctor ophthalmologist you and your family need to know. He is a doctor for doctors, knowledgeable and committed to serving his patients by providing them with useful information to help them...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you very much for your reply! I was a little worried because I've heard that wearing cylinder lenses for small values is actually bad.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I went Optometry dept I do not have ptosis, miosis, and anhydrosis. They did not want to give me referral to see other doc.
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Thanks, this is pretty much the only method I've been able to afford the past ten years, but even exercise has been difficult the past couple of years

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan Medical School, MI
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

NATIONAL EYE CENTER / WASHINGTON HOSPITAL CENTER

Awards

Patient's Choice Award, Washington Hospital Center
Top Doctor, First Place, Mississippi - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Mississippi - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
International Society of Refractive Surgery
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