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Dr. Edward Burney

Ophthalmology
CLEVELAND, OH
44 years experience

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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
44 years experience
Blurred lines: How old are your glasses? Is this a new problem? If so, see your eye doc for evaluation, prescription may have changed.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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Poor vision doctor: yes, vision aides may help improve your vision to allow you to help patients, if you specialize in some ares. if not, psychiatry is an option
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Birhtmark origin: Due to clustering of pigment cells in the dermis layer, like a tatoo. Tend to run in family, but may look different, be in different locations and sk... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Central retinopathy: A temporary condition in which swelling occurs in the macula, resulting in blurred vision. It is oftern occurs in young white males age 30-50 yo, freq... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
44 years experience
Light sensitivity: May have a migraine aura (pre onset sign) or a migraine variant, see your doc, or possibly a neurologist.
A member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
44 years experience
Headache/nose bleed: Headache followed by nose bleed is often associated with elevated blood pressure. Have you doc check thing out.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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Vitrectomy/ vision: It depends on the reason fo rthe vitrectomy. Your surgeon should be able to tell you a time frame.
A 39-year-old male asked:
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Chocking dreams?: You need to be evaluated for possbile gerd, gastroesphogeal reflux. See you doc asap...Meantime sleep with head on two pillows.
A 48-year-old female asked:
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Lasik surgery: Usually wait 7-10 days. However, use artificial tears 4-6x per day. And by all means do not rub your eyes!
A 23-year-old female asked:
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Bumps/vagina: Please if sexully active, especially if unprotected, ask doc to test for other conditions, ie herpetic.
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Pink eye: Pink eye is usually due to a virus, which will clear on its own in 7-10 days. The concern is the first 2-3 days during which it is highly contagious. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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Spit in eye: For most toxins or chemicals, emergency evaluation is needed. However, If it was only human saliva, no, simply rinse the eye with water. Monitor for c... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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Sty v chalazion: A sty is an infected gland in the lid, . While a chalazion is not. The chalazion is meibomian or gland that produces the oil part of the tear film, wh... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
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Floaters: Occasional floaters okay. A flurry of floaters, with or without a change in vision is cause for concern. If that occurs, see eye doc at once!
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Contact lens: Like other items (clothes, shoes, etc) fitting on the eye may vary from one manufacturer to another. Which may cause discomfort, or if really bad, inc... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
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Tatoo/septum surgery: You could, however, should wait just in case either procedure has complications, and the treatment for that complication jeopardizes the status of the... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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Chemical in eyes: wash, wash, wash, with eye wash solution or tap water, as soon as occurs. Follow up with eye doc asap
A 55-year-old female asked:
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Eye pressure 22?: Must put in context: need family history of glaucoma, systemic meds you are taking, ocular surgery?, corneal thickness , visual field status and optic... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
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Wrist concern: Should see doc, may need xray; could have nondisplaced fracture, especially if h/o injury
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Discolored eyes: If uniform color, may be hereditary, espeically if afroamerican. However, if isolated area, may be due to previous bleeding (subconjunctival hemorrahg... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
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Repeat eye surgery: Depends on the cause for and type of surgery the first time.
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Chalazion removal: Usually performed under local anesthesia. After injection, a clamp placed on the lid, to allow the lid to be everted, the incision is made on the unde... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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Excessive study: Some think it may promote increased near sightness or dry eye.
A 43-year-old member asked:
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Strabismus surgery: First, a comprehensive evaluation, during which measurements are taken of the deviation. Then in either an outpatient center or hospital, with you und... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Recurrent erosion: Usually occurs subsequent to ocular trauma or epithelial disease. New tissue healing over old does not bond like the original, so dry eye or rubbing c... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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Swollen eyes and muc: Your symptoms suggest sinus disease, with or without an infection. Please seek your doctor's help to evaluate this condition.
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Antibiotic/chalazion: Sometimes tetracycline by mouth is used to treat, especially is chalazia is large or inflammed.. There is clinical evidence that it helps reduce the s... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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Black eyes?: Need more information. Do you mean the whites of the eyes? Or the skin around the eyes? Are you on aspirin? Have high bld pressure?
A 17-year-old female asked:
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Bad tea?: Probably not the tea. Could be a viral GI upset, or a mild case of food poisioning. See or call your doc.
A 16-year-old female asked:
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Change in vision: Sounds like possible dry eye due to change of tempearture (like when enter air conditioned room from the heat, your glasses fog over) But if occurs ag... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
44 years experience
Red eye scratches: They may represent dialted blood vessel or actual blood Either way, see your eye care professional
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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Chlorine/stye: although it may sting, or burn at the site of the stye, should not harm you. See your eye care doctor before you get in the water.
A 37-year-old female asked:
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Cyclo refraction: This is a refraction done to get a more accurate measuement when the patient young (child) or is anxious focusing mechanism is working overtime. This... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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'blurred lines': Avoid direct sun light to the eyes, foods that predispose to adult onset diabetes, and prolonged systemic or topical steroid use. Otherwise, it's gene... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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Jaw lump: Mobile lumps in this area could be due to infected tooth or gum disease. Have dentist or doc check out.
A female asked:
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44 years experience
Lids swollen/period: May be with fluid retention associated with cycle, but have doc check kidney funcition to be safe.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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Rainbow/halos: Could be due to ocular migraine, which is without head pain, but can have these types of vision sympmtoms. Or due to improper glasses prescription, es... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
44 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.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
44 years experience
Blurred vision/pains: Need to get evaluation by doc. Could be due to spinal issues with arithritic exacerbation.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
44 years experience
Heart beats: Could be simple anxiety, but you may also want ot inquire about a holter monitor for 24 hr ekg reading.
A 41-year-old female asked:
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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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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Types of glaucoma: Depending on how one classifies, (just adults, adults and kids, secondary, congenital) over 40 subtypes
A 58-year-old male asked:
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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
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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Numbness: you should see your doctor asap. Could be neuralgia from old trauma or viral (H. Zoster)
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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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
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
44 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.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
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Heaches/vomiting: sounds like possible migraine headache sndrome. contact your doctor for evaluation and discussion of possible preciptating factors.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
44 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.
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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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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