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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

Saturday: Closed
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Fax

6625454595

Insurances accepted

Aetna

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Medicaid

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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

958 Answers
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Double whammy: Dryness makes the eye allergies worse because the allergens are not rinsed away in the tears as much as they normally are. Reduce exposure to the alle... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Fluctuating vision: A number of things can make vision fluctuate. Allergy can cause a thin film of mucus that blurs vision as you describe. Dry eye can do the same. Thick... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Styes: A sty, also known as a chalazion, is best treated initially with hot compresses (at least ten minutes) and expression (squeezing). Done correctly and ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Should be: Zyprexa (olanzapine) should be safe in a patient with open angle glaucoma. It is contraindicated in narrow angle glaucoma because it can precipitate a... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
2nd method: In addition to dr. Livingston's excellent answer: please consider the use of an extra type of birth control method. Instead of more hormones, consid... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Better: They like it better. That's why they do it. I stopped working in the er 20 years ago as soon as i could afford to do so and still eat after paying my ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Visual field test: In stable glaucoma, normally done once a year to verify that no change for the worse is occurring. If so, treatment will be intensified. If your glauc... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Seek treatment: Seek treatment again from an eye MD. Then try not to reinfect yourself. Pay close attention to hand washing. Sterilize your door knobs, purse, wallet,... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Pretty good: As long as there are no other issues with you or your husband, and you are willing to be patient, your chances are pretty good. With normal sexual ac... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
2 yr old eating: Toddlers and pre-schoolers eat according to availability and example. When your daughter sees you enjoy your carrot stick as a snack, she will learn t... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
AMD: The only proven way to help prevent amd is by taking a multi-vitamin(mvi). There are specific vitamins for this that have been studied. Many docs thi... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Paternity test: If the condom broke, you will need paternity testing done to determine exactly what happened a year ago. If not, your boyfriend is most likely. A pate... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Diverticulitis: When experiencing severe symptoms from diverticulitis, your doctor may recommend a liquid diverticulitis diet as part of your treatment, which can inc... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Don't risk it.: I advise you not to risk it. If you do, wrap your head in a towel, and don't get any spray tan on your face or any other area being treated.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Exercise on period: Exercise is good for you. Even while on your period, you can continue your training regimen. Make sure to stay hydrated, as it is easier to become deh... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Weight loss: Losing weight can be tough! especially as one ages, and the metabolism slows down, one needs to focus on exercise as well as diet. Burning more calori... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Sty: This may be a sty. Heating for ten minutes then squeezing it to express the contents may be helpful. To be sure, see an eye MD in person to get proper... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Buy sweatband: Many people get sweat in their eyes, especially during sports. Sweatbands are made to help.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Usually a few days: Chemical burns from nair are usually mild and heal in a few days. More severe burns take longer. You can speed the healing with aloe, vitamin e, and... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Possibly: There could be many causes. Was this unusual? You can try again, and see if you get the same result.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Rinse: Rinse it out with tap water and clean hands. It will be fine tomorrow. Worst case scenario, it will be fine the day after tomorrow.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Light headed: Yes, a sinus infection can sometimes make a person feel light headed. A blood pressure of 98/60 would not normally make a person light headed unless i... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes: The healthtap system does allow you to upload a photo.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Maybe: You can stay on Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) as long as your regular eye checks are ok. You need to get a retinal exam and a special visual field te... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
EBV, shingles: Ebv and shingles are caused by two different viruses. Ebv can have a chronic form. Your doctor can examine you and check igm and igg for ebv. Shingl... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Slows it down: Tight control of blood sugar slows down progression of diabetic retinopathy, but does not always stop it. To further slow retinopathy, keep your blood... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Well balanced diet: A well balanced diet will give you all the eye nutrition you need. You don't need to eat any particular food to strengthen your eyesight.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes: Once infection has healed, it is ok to resume regular hygiene routine.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Run: Running is a great way to lose weight. Do sit ups and push ups at home. Eat less. Do isometric exercises. Use canned food cans as hand weights. Dance... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Soap and water: Try gentle soap and water followed by biore strips. Over time, they will unclog the pores. Lower concentrations of benzoyl peroxide usually won't dry ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Thickheaded.: Welcome to taking care of baby boomers. They are not all like that, thank god! unfortunately, too many are. You will have to insist that your patient... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
No: A stye comes from a plugged oil gland in the eyelid. Usually you can heat it and express the oil on your own if you are willing to get it hot enough a... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes: Eyes become physically addicted to the vasoconstrictor in Visine. When Visine is stopped, there is a rebound effect and the eyes get even redder. Some... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Have: Have your nitro tablet on hand and someone else nearby when you exercise.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Do: Do take bendryl, antibiotic ointment, bandages, an antibiotic, and insect repellent in a travel bag.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes: Of course, there are other more likely conditions to explain such symptoms. Go see a doctor in person. The internet is not an appropriate way to handl... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Diet,exercise,meds: Did you change your diet? Eat more? Eat sugars and starches? Gain weight? You may need your medicines adjusted. Set a goal for weight loss. Make a di... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Possible: The hormones, esp late in pregnancy, that allow you to stretch to let your baby come out can affect the biomechanics of the cornea. That is the main r... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
1-3 days: Bacterial conjunctivitis will usually show up in 1 to 3 days. Redness, discharge, crusting especially in morning, and itching are symptoms.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Snacks: Carrot sticks, cut vegetables with salad dressing, hummus, apples, oranges, grapes, yogurt.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes! Highly so.: You are contagious as long as you have any discharge, even with antibiotic ointment or drops. Don't touch or rub your eyes. Use a tissue to clear away... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Perhaps both: See your doctor in person for proper exam and testing to guide treatment. Don't delay.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Friend's doctor: The same doctor who cultured and found the bacteria will guide the treatment of your friend. Treatment may include antibiotic ointment in the nose, an... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Go play: Play and have fun. Your vision may be slightly blurry, but not enough to be dangerous or ruin your fun. In a few more hours, they will be back to nor... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
No: Not normal. Unless you already know the cause, see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. Possible causes include migraine headache, pregnancy, de... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Synthroid (thyroxine): Synthroid (thyroxine) is given as a single daily dose. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medic... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Many causes: Could be an umbilical hernia. Could be a tumor. Could be an insect bite. Could be a cyst or pimple. See a doctor and get it checked.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes: Yes. So can other etiologies such as lack of sleep, allergies, and many others. Using your own pillow while traveling can be helpful.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Chronic bad breath: Chronic halitosis, or bad breath, has many causes. Food stuck on the back of the tongue or in pits in the tonsils,Gum disease,and dry mouth (xerostomi... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes: Yes. It is fine.
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Testimonials
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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.
HealthTap member
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.
HealthTap member
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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