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Dr. Robert Laborde

Ophthalmology
Hendersonville, NC
36 years experience

Locations

Office

Hendersonville, NC

Address

709 Fifth Ave W, Hendersonville, NC
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Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

12 Answers
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Laborde
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No: Discomfort might last for a few hours, but damage from these low light activities- very unlikey. . Do not stare at sun or at any very bright light sou... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Laborde
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Light sensitivity: Could be a sign of early cataracts or even inflammation such as iritis or uveitis. I would advise a thorough professional eye exam. RL
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Laborde
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Cost of enucleation: Ballpark figures here...surgeon fee.$.1000-1200, hospital or surgery center cost..$3000-$4000. Insurance should help since this uncommon procedure is... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Laborde
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Avoid excess UV: Well,,after images and retinal burns are two very different things. After images can occur in normal light level settings and resolve in seconds with... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Laborde
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Diabetic eye disease: Blurred vision, trouble focusing, floaters, blind spots. See a retinal specialist as this disease can be treated and may result in permanent vision l... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Laborde
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Bloodshot eyes: Engorged blood vessels I the clear skin layer( conjunctiva) that overlies the "white of the eye" the sclera. Usually benign, may result from many for... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Laborde
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Dark eye circle?: Need to know if you mean cicles under the eyelid or a symptom of vision. Would like to help but more history is needed. RL
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Laborde
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Eye exam: Discuss with your primary care physician. A board certified Optometrist or Ophthalmologist would be advisable. Specialist needed only if primary eye... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Laborde
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Blurred vision: Could be anything from a need for glasses to an eye disorder. I would advise a thorough eye exam.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Laborde
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Retinal flash : This is likely vitreous traction , a form of floaters , tugging on the retina. You should consult a retina specialist to rule out torn, detached reti... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Laborde
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Strabismus cure: Cure can be challenging....prismatic spectacles are often used to cope and in some cases surgery can correct double vision. A board certified pediatr... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Laborde
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Iris changing color: Pigment granules , melanin, within the iris can change with age and about 10% people experience natural eye color change. Certain glaucoma meds can d... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Laborde is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I've noticed a change in my eyes now I know

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

Tulane Medical Center

Awards

Most Influential, Third Place, the Asheville Region - Spring
2017
Top Doctor, First Place, the Asheville Region - Spring
2017
Thought Leader, Second Place, the Asheville Region - Spring
2017
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