Dr. Edward Burney

Ophthalmology
CLEVELAND, OH
45 years experience

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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

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A member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Itchy eyes: sounds like allergic reaction. Use OTC benadryl (diphenhydramine) or contact your doctor
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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Eye issues: Posterior vitreous detachment and catarct surgery are both factors that can increase your risk for retinal tears or detachement. You should see an eye... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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Diarrhea: Depends on the cause. There are a number or over the counter meds, but should have cause determined before trying them. See you doc!
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Earache?: A 4 month old with suspected ear problem should be seen by a pediatrician asap. May require antibiotics.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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Heart beats: Could be simple anxiety, but you may also want ot inquire about a holter monitor for 24 hr ekg reading.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
HA post Bells: May be post inflammatory neuralgia, since many times bells palsy is due to inflammation of the 7th nerve (facial nerve). Otc Motrin or advil (ibuprof... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
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Blurred vision/pains: Need to get evaluation by doc. Could be due to spinal issues with arithritic exacerbation.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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Tobradex/ chalazions: Chalazions while not an inflection, are an inflammation, which the Dexamethasone in tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is a help. The tobramycin ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Dry eye: It may be due to excess use at work or home. When you read or do computer work, you do not blink as frequently, so the eye dry out. Eyes may feel trie... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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Ear itch: Itcing usually suggest allergy. Dullness of hearing could be ear wax . However, the combination suggest possible nerve irritation or damage......Conta... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Lid creases: There are cosmetic creams that claim to temporary reduce wrinkles (for about 3-4 hrs). But most of the time it requires cosemetic surgical interventio... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Headache/light : Did not say if headache constant or intermittant. Sould be migraine.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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SLK problem: Chronically irritating eye condition +/- reddness. Changes in ambiant humidity may exacerbate symptoms. Dee your eye doc, may need steriod drops.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Poor eyesight: Get an eye exam, so the cause of your poor vision can be determined and possibly corrrected.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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Hair loss: See a dermatologist, could simply be stress related, due to certain meds or diet, or a more serious scalp problem, .
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Headache/ mucous: Sounds like a sinus infection, asoociated with an cold. Call your doc for exam , maybe xrays, and probably short course of antibiotics.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Head tinglin: Depending on your age, could be precursor to or herpetic neuralgia. Should watch for reddness or bumps on forehead. See doctor asap.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Yag laser: During cataract surgey, the back part of the cataract is left in the eye to support the artificial lens implant. Over time, this support may haze over... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Types of glaucoma: Depending on how one classifies, (just adults, adults and kids, secondary, congenital) over 40 subtypes
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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Birthmark in eye: The risk of removal, not worth it. Should have examined by eye professional though to be sure does not change in size or color over time.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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Eye swelling: first 24 hours cool compresses, then warm after 24 hrsl 4-5x per day for 15 mins.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Back strengthening: You should have an evaluation, and get a program of exercise from them. Since exercises needed are dependant on what your back issue.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Depressed/anxiety: Could be thyroid. But also could be stress related. Hve your doc do general exam with blood work.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Bumps on groin: This sound very suspicious. Please see your doc asap for exam and testing. This is espeically true if you have had unprotected sex recently.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Eyeball scratch: The consequences depend on what scratched the eye, and whether the white of the eye or cornea (clear part) is scratched.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Heaches/vomiting: sounds like possible migraine headache sndrome. contact your doctor for evaluation and discussion of possible preciptating factors.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Numbness: you should see your doctor asap. Could be neuralgia from old trauma or viral (H. Zoster)
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Snifful/congestion: The same virus that causes a cold, can get in the eye, and cause a form of "pink eye". Get rest, vitamin C, and fluids. In the mean time, wash the af... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Sinus smell: When smell occurs, ussually a sign of infection. May need antibiotics, see doc soon.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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Eye hemorrhage: Is it on the white of the eye or inside the eye? If on the white, may be due to elevated blood pressure, mild trauma, rubbing (allergy). If you are on... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
One eyed surgery: Sure, depending on the type of surgery. Keep in mind that the other eye may require surgery in the future for symmetry.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Painful area: You should be checked at once, by your obgyn, with culture and blood work if needed.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Chronic eye problem: See an eye professional. You may have a chronic condition requiring antibiotics or anti viral agents to treat. However, it could be a system condition... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Nuclear sclerosis: This term means "hardening of the center of the lens". This is a natural aging process. It wiil, in time lead to cataract formation. However, this cou... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Hair brushing/growth: Not that I am aware. Talk with your doc, if thin brows, may be genetic or due to condition such as a thyroid problem.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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Cataract color?: Simple anwer is no, although cataracts can cause a yellowish-brown discoloration over the vision, making white appear dingy, or light colors appear le... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Eye swelling: Could be edema due to fluid retention, have your doc check your kidney function, espeically if your feet also swell up by the end of the day.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Blood in eyes: If suffiencently large hemorrhage, may interfer with lid movement over the cornea, affecting the tear film-->blurred vision. Try use of artificial ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Ear problem: This sound like a condition best evaluated by an ear, nose and throat speciaiist.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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Purple knuckle: May be bruised (blood under skin) , especially if you are on aspirin or coumadin (warfarin) blood thinners. Check with you doctor if not better in a f... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Sore eyes: Could be! or might be due to eyes being washed out. Contact eye doc, may need a steroid or nonsteroidal antiinflammatory for a few days to get relief.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Healing black eye: Once the eye itslef has been evaluated, by an eye professional, and determined to be okay, the first 24 hours, cool wet compresses for 10 mins 3-4x pe... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Posttrauma lid droop: Sure! early on due to swelling, later if persist, may be due to strecthing or disinsertion of the muscle from the eyelid cartiledge. Surgeryl for this... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Leg mole: Ususally size increase, color change or bleeding are indications of a problem. However, should see doc to be sure.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Droopy lids/strain: May be due separate issues. 1-droopy lids due to weak lid muscle (called ptosis). 2-the eye strain due to a need for glasses or reading glasses. --or-... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Birthmark terror: You should feel comfortable telling your doc almost anything. Professionals should not discount your feels about any problem. If they do, get another ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Pink eye: Not if otc medicaton. Only use eye care provider prescribed meds near, around or in the eyes.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Hair loss with brush: See doc soon, brittle hair could be due to thyroid problem, stress or scalp disease.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Sinking eyeballs: may be due to loss of orbit fat. That can be due to trauma or some medications (topical prostaglandin analogs for glaucoma)
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Shoulder, neck pain: Need to be evaluated, could be shoulder or neck related arithritis.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Burney is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Burney is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! is almost 1inch away from eye.My eye sight is normal.eye dr or dermat
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much for answering my question. Very informative
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Thanks for your quick reply! I'm studying abroad in the U.K.; can't see an opthalmologist at will.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1978MD

Awards

Top Ophthalmologist, First Place, Ohio - Spring
2014
Thought Leader, Third Place, Cleveland Region - Spring
2014
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