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Dr. Johnstone Kim

Retinal Surgery
WARSAW, NY
15 years experience male

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Tuesday: 830am - 5:00pm
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Retinal surgery, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal vascular disease.

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Retinal Surgery

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55 Answers
21 Agrees
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Maybe: Currently the argus ii is fda approved for use in eyes for a stringent subset of retinitis pigmentosa patients however, they have looked at implants f... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
No: Diabetic retinopathy is not a disability, but loss of vision from diabetic retinopathy can be.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
No: However, if you are 46 years old, you may have some element of presbyopia which with prolonged use of your eyes can lead to eye strain and blurred vis... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Alot of things: First lens exam includes a thorough evaluation of your eyes and a very detailed measurement of your prescription, it includes measuring the shape of y... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Anyone can: A lot of different symptoms include ear pain, decrease hearing, pressure sensation, fever, chills. If you think you have an ear infection see your do... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Rarely occurs: Most cases, retinopathy does not cause detachment. This happens usually when the diabetic retinopathy is so severe that hemorrhage and scarring devel... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
At time of diagnosis: Remember, type 2 diabetics need to get an eye exam as soon as they are diagnosed with diabetes because retinopathy could already be present. Do not w... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Higher than average: Boxing does a lot of damage to the ocular structures over time including trauma associated glaucoma, retinal tears, holes. I have met many patients w... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Yes: Diabetic vitreous hemorrhage is routine for a well trained retinal surgeon, however most times the blood clears on its own. Ultimately though, i woul... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Depends: If you develop swelling in the retina again and it was reversible then it is possible to regain some of your vision with repeat treatment, however if ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
No: Lazy eye or amblyopia is a condition that can be treated in childhood but cannot be treated as an adult. Remember though, that you should get your ey... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
It can be: The success rate of retinal detachment surgery is pretty good. However, redetachments can occur even with successful surgery so it is important that ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Poor blood flow: Ultimately it is caused by poor perfusion of your retinal capillaries that stimulates a response in your eye to produce abnormal new blood vessels, th... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Hereditary condition: It is a complex combination of hereditary conditions that affect the photoreceptors. Its a degenerative process that can be caused by a number of mut... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Depends: You will need to be measured for the curvature of your eye in addition to the power. Your optometrist can measure that. It is easier to get a prescr... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Depends: If it is a hard contact, you could get a small suction device that you can get at a local optometry office or pull your eyelid to the side and blink i... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Depends: Depends on the blood work, if it is a relatively complete work up then you would be classified as idiopathic (unknown). However, approximately 50% of... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Limits eye movement: Your doctor may have patched both eyes so that you don't move your eyes. Depending on the situation, your doctor may have bilaterally patched you bec... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Mostly yes: Most hyphema has full recovery. Your doctor may want to check you after the blood goes away if it is injury related to make sure you do not have risk... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Talk to your boss: You can consider decreasing the light around you, or consider polarized glasses or tinted glasses.
A member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
See your doc soon: Double vision that acutely develops can be a life threatening emergency. See a health professional as soon as possible.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Yes: Microalbuminuria which can be an indicator of kidney disease correlates closely with diabetic retinopathy. Close communication between your primary c... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Preservative free: Use preservative free if you are using your drops more than 4-5 times a day.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Blurred vision: Diabetic retinopathy can lead to swelling in the retina that can blurr your vision, it can lead to bleeding which can also do the same thing. If seve... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
No: Usually it does not, unless it is from excess rubbing from ocular irritation. Consider an evaluation with your eye doctor if it is recurrent because ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Artificial tears: Preservative free artificial tears are the best things for irritated eyes, however consider an evaluation with your local eye doctor to make sure it i... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
No: Lasek or lasik is a type of procedure that is performed on the front of the eye in the structure of the eye called the cornea.
A female asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
No: There is no known detriment to using one ear to listen.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Possibly: It could be something as benign as some sort of vitreous debris that has gotten in your visual axis but it could be new blood or a new tear somewhere.... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Depends: Depending on the severity of diabetic retinopathy, your doctor may feel it may be a good idea to remove the cataract first then do the retinal surgery... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Depends : Most of the time vitrectomy is a safe procedure. It really depends on the reason for the surgery. If you have a complex retinal detachment, the surg... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
No: Retinal detachment surgery even when successful can fail later on, this is why it is important to get routine follow up examinations by your retinal s... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Most likely no: Occasionally a bluish tint to the white of the eye may mean a collagen vascular type disorder but it is uncommon to hear of the white of the eye somet... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Possibly: Consider if you have not gotten an evaluation by an ophthalmologist regarding the chalazion, loss of lashes can be an indicator of malignancy that can... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Many things: An MRI of brain and orbits may be indicated if your doctor noticed a new finding on his physical exam. It would help in the diagnosis of new lesions ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Prechordial catch: Consider the diagnosis of precordial catch. In a young patient, there may not be a cardiac condition perse but would be advisable to consult with a c... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Yes: If cost is an issue, talk to your optometrist so he/she can get you the monthly contacts. Protein build up in silicone hydrogels can be an issue so m... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Consider blepharitis: Blepharitis can cause crusting and swelling of the eyelid that gets better as the day goes on. See your eye doctor to see if this is what you have.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Get evaluated: Repeated styes could be sign that you may have blepharitis. Consider an evaluation with a general ophthalmologist or a oculoplastic surgeon, it proba... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Yes: Depending on the severity of disease, diabetic retinopathy can be stabilized. Ischemic disease or certain diabetic associated detachment however may ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Yes: Depends on how hard you press on it but the cornea is a pretty strong structure.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Waiting can be good: Depending on the severity of the low pressure it may be too dangerous to remove the blood, and given that most blood clears up on its own, your doctor... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Yes: If you truly have the "pink eye" or viral conjunctivitis, then it can be very contagious. But not every red eye is "pink eye".
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Depends: Diabetic retinopathy is a spectrum and can be reversed in some circumstances. Most importantly treatment or monitoring by your retinal specialist is ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Depends: Depends on the type of medication that was used. Most drops used in the office should wear off in a few hours however there are drops that can keep t... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Vitrectomy: Most retinal specialist will not do vitrectomy for floaters because there can be risks. However if it is to the point of severely limiting your day t... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Yes: It allows you to see the optic nerve which would need to be swollen to have the diagnosis of papilledema.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
At doctors office: Amsler grid testing is an important tool you can use to follow for changes in your vision however, sometimes wet macular degeneration can be hard to d... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
No: Acupuncture has not be studied for the treatment of macular degeneration.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Retinal Surgery 15 years experience
Depends: If you have blood in your eye, that will take many weeks or possibly months to clear even with laser treatment. As for the laser itself, usually the ... Read More

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Oct 2, 2013
Excellent doctor. Highly recommend.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks, didnt realise how serious it is, i'll see a specialist :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, you helped, i just needed a reassurement :)))
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Thanks for the thoughtful and well-rounded answer! Will schedule appt

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tulane University School of Medicine, LA
Graduated 2007MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Rochester Region, NY - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Rochester Region, NY - Summer
2013
Top Retinal Surgeon, Third Place, National - Summer
2013
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