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Dr. Dean Bonsall

Pediatric Ophthalmology
Morgantown, WV
28 years experience male

Locations

Office

Morgantown

Address

1 Stadium Drive, Morgantown
Directions

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Specialties
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Pediatric Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

44 Answers
31 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Not same: Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who graduated from medical school. They can perform surgery on eye. Optometrists are not medical doctors. They g... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Peds ophthalmologist: We deal with medical or surgical eye diseases that affect children's vision. We also deal with vision development issues.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Variable: I assume you mean disappear. When you get dilated it can take up to 3-4 hours for vision blur and pupil dilation to disappear. That is if you were d... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Depends: Depends on how big the pterygium is.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
No: No but it can transmit sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia and gonorrhea. If you have any eye discharge symptoms you should seek care immedia... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Depends: It depends on your health issues
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Your eye drain: He/she is performing gonioscopy. He/she is looking at the drainage angle of the eye with this special lens.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Sight: It carries the impulses from the eye to the brain creating sight.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: Yes, if you are allergic to other meds, it is also good for corneal abrasions.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: Yes if your correction is amenable to contacts. Your doctor will also check the health of your eye to see if your eye would tolerate wearing a contact... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Cataract: The peripheral part of your lens has some opacity in it. This peripheral part of the lens is call the cortex hence the term cortical spoking.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Eye alignment: Eye alignment issues or severe refractive errors or loss of vision in one eye.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Dilating drops: Drops like phenylephrine, tropicamide, cyclopentolate, Atropine will dilate the pupil.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: Yes they use an orange dye called fluorescein.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Many ways: Glasses, prism glasses, surgery on eye muscles. Patching the strong eye can help sometimes.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
A-scan: A -scan is a way to measure the length of your eyeball.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Last: Allergic conjuntivitis is a chronic condition. You can have it for life. It is best treated with antihistamine eye drop medication and avoiding the al... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Tearing: Your eye will tear up and sometimes you get goopy discharge. Tears will run down the face.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Every 2 yrs: Every few years is a good idea for eye exam when you are an adult.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
No: It can get deep under the eyelid but can't get behind the eyeball itself.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
MD vs OD: An ophthalmologist — eye M.D. — is a medical or osteopathic doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists differ from optometrists i... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Exotropia: Esotropia is cross eyed. Exotropia is eye drifting.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: There are many causes. If this is new you should go see a neuro-ophthalmologist.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: Yes. You need a complete dilated eye exam to rule out retinal detachment.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: This happens when tired. It is called bells phenomenon.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Decreased vision: Decreased night vision, decreased peripheral vision.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Seizure: Could be a seizure. Needs to be evaluated.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: Yes. Some forms are more complex and are more difficult to fix but for the most part strabismus is fixable.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Maybe: You could have esotropia or exotropia if the images are horizontally displaced. You should see a pediatric ophthalmologist. They see adults with stra... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
No: Every contact must be fitted to your eye.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
No: The meningioma will affect the eye that it is on. It will affect how you eyes will work together though. If you have a muscle weakness you will have d... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Optom: Optometrist would be good place to start.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: Yes you can see swelling in optic nerves if there is pressure in the brain. You can sometimes see visual field defects on visual field testing if the ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Allergy eye drops: Use topical allergy eyedrops. You may need to get rx from eye doc. Patanol (olopatadine) works well. It also comes as a once a day preparation called ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Depends: It depends on what your vision is.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Variable: Change in glasses rx, poor vision, neurologic issues, idiopathic- meaning unknown.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Quick: Cornea abrasions heal quickly, bandage contacts are used to aid healing and improve comfort.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: Lazy eye has many meanings. Lazy eye could be an eye misalignment, it could be a droopy eyelid. It could also be decreased vision from a cataract or r... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
EES (erythromycin ethyl succinate) ointment: Get ophthalmic ees (erythromycin ethyl succinate) ointment from your pediatrician. Make sure it is ophthalmic ointment. Apply to eyelids. You are ge... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Maybe: If the foreign body is not embedded inthe cornea they could be helpful. If the foreign body is embedded you will need to see ophthalmologist for remov... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Nearsighted: She is just nearsighted meaning she can't see things far away. She just needs glasses.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bonsall is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bonsall is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you was worried as assessing her again and vision in 6 weeks Ty
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I am seeing a neurologist next week about it.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you! I will!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, West Virginia - Summer
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Morgantown Region, WV - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Morgantown Region, WV - Summer
2013
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