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Dr. Thomas Wolf

Ophthalmology
Edmond, OK
42 years experience male

Locations

Oklahoma Eye Care Associates

MIdwest City, OK

Address

2150 South Douglas Boulevard, Suite C, MIdwest City, OK, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(405) 741-4388

Insurances accepted

Medicare

Aetna

CHAMPUS

Cigna

Communitycare

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First Health Group Corporation

Medicare

Principal Life Insurance Company

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Tricare

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Affordable Eye Care

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About

Bio

Thomas Wolf M.D. University of Oklahoma College of Medicine 1980. Opthalmology Residency Oklahoma College of Medicine & Dean McGee Eye Institute 1985. Fellowship Cornea Diseases & Surgery Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Miami, Fl 1986. Private practice 1986-1990 followed by Assistant Clinical Professor & Divisional Head of Cornea & Laser Surgery Dean Mcgee Eye Institute 1990-2001. Returned to Private Practice and now Owner & CEO of Multi-location, multi-doctor Eyecare practice with 3 main offices & 1 evening Satellite office 2001-Current. Current focus is Office based Comprehensive Eyecare with an emphasis on Acute & Urgent Eyecare. We serve multiple Urgent Clinic Networks & 2 major Hospital ER Departments.

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Ophthalmology

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Doubtful: Very doubtful as no direct connection unless abscess breaks into the sinus cavities. Abscessed teeth require medical-dental care which you should seek... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Surface blood?: Acute subconjunctival hemorrhage is a bright red patch on the white part of eye . There should be no vision loss or pain. Yes...They look like they a... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Depends: For simple rewetting ; lubrication, yes. For cleaning ; disinfecting, no.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Allergic reaction: Most likely problem for sudden painless swelling of conjunctiva with itching is an immediate allergic hypersensitivity reaction. Can be rx'd with otc ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Yes: Stye is a localized infection of eyelash follicle gland ; is not really contagious. (similar to an acne pimple.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Hard to say: It all depends on cause of redness. If just dry eye i would use otc systane ultra or optive refresh artificial tears. See your eye doc if redness pers... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
OTC antibiotic cream: Superficial wounds best rx'd with simple cleaning ; otc polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) brand antibiotic ointment 3-4x/day lightly over area. Se... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Dry eye: #1 issue is dry eye which leads to poor wet ability. 2nd is possible gpc allergy which needs assessment. 3rd..Old worn out lenses.May also look at new... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Not formulated : Eye drops are formulated for eye surface ; labeled as such. Otic (ear) drops same thing. I would not use except as prescribed.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
No: Perhaps, you are noticing they are not as "prominent" as they were? Eyelid aging issues can affect the appearance of your eyes to the casual observer.... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Unusual issue: Obviously a transient issue that sounds non progressive ; without visual loss. Probably a benign visual disturbance, the mechanism of which I am not s... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Possible: You obviously need an examination with visual field testing by your eyecare physician. With that data doc could address your questions. Pituitary tumo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Depends: The vitreous gel structure is usually completely removed in total vitrectomy. It does not "regenerate". However, depending on the reasons for the 1st ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Probably not: Spontaneous subconjunctival hemorrhages are a benign condition and will resolve spontaneously. Use some otc tears such as optive refresh 3-4x/day unti... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
No: Extended contact lens wear does carry higher rate of infection ; you should discuss this issue with your eyecare doctor.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Usually: Pharmacologic dilation usually is a transient reason for nonreactive pupils.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Evaluate: You need a correct diagnosis as to cause. Therapy can then be directed appropriately. Many things could be possible.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Sebaceous Cyst?: Small non-painful ; non-inflamed "white head" could be a small sebaceous cyst. Easy to i;d with curettage if needed. Small focal lid abscesses another... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Cold compresses: Usually benign condition..However, if you are overweight ; a restless sleeper-snorer...You need to be checked for "floppy eyelid syndrome" ; sleep apn... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Exzema: If active eyelid redness this is a possibility. Careful use of Lotemax ointment under eye physician supervision is an effective remedy for certain cas... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
No: Nsaids type meds are as a group non steroidal compounds. They are however "anti-inflammatories".
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Opthalmologist: Sounds like possible chalazion...Possibly lacrimal sac issue also. An eye-md would be best choice to see.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Preferably not: Most pink eyes are viral...Very contagious ..Recommend replacing mascara.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Most likely No: Otc facial creams, may, if in contact with eye surface cause a transient superficial punctate keratopathy that clears rapidly with rx. Doesn't lead to... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
No: A lot depends on how soon after surgery you are. Regardless, significant post op pain should be evaluated by your eye care doctor urgent-emergently.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Yes: Any significant laceration should be assessed for proper care. Also tetanus prophylaxis.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Usually benign: A not uncommon symptom that is benign. Can be from micro air trapping, conjunctival congestion, dryness ; other mechanical local factors. Try optive r... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Short term: Opcon-a is an otc anti-allergy agent for prn as needed use. Effectiveness is average. Rx strength Pataday is best. However otc zaditor (ketotifen) is ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Vague complaint: "visual disturbances" is a vague ; generalized complaint ; can be caused by so many things you could publish a book about them. I would see your eyeca... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Migraine??: The big issue is whether it is a transient or permanent problem. Regardless, a full exam with visual field testing should help you sort out the possib... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Yes: Sounds like you may be on a prostaglandin glaucoma drop. Discuss this side effect of eye color change with your doc 1st. 2ndly, ciba freshlook colours... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
See your surgeon : Visual loss would be an issue that needs to assessed by your surgical team. Redness can be small bruises from lasik suction ring or a sign of healing ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Cold compresses: I would advise cold compresses instead. See your doc if anything worsens or does not respond.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
No: I know of no direct relationship between the two. Perhaps other doc's will weigh in on your question.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Hard to say: A common finding is a peripheral grey haze ; edge of cornea known as "arcus senilus". A normal finding in elderly, may indicate triglyceride/cholester... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
When clear: Wait until eye infection has cleared before restarting. In some cases it is best to throw out old stuff in case of contamination.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Maybe: Your contact lens sphere ; cylinder in your eyeglasses has to be vertex corrected to your eye surface. Depending on these #'s it may affect the final ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
10-14 days: Usually adaptation will occur in a few weeks if small change. The bigger the change the longer it takes to adapt.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
"OK" to be concerned: Iris nevi should be periodically assessed for growth as should any pigmented skin lesions. At your age melanoma iris risk is low. If pigment spot is s... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Severe eye pain: Angle closure is a severe ; emergent eye issue. Iop usually higher than 50-60. Profound visual loss happens rapidly with such severe pain it can make ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Several causes: Most common causes are corneal or lenticular abnormalities. In the absence of these according to you, i would consider reconsulting with your eye care... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
No: I think that compound is not that great for anything.(personal opinion). The stye is an eyelash gland infection ; can respond to local warm compresses... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Eye or eyelid?: If eye, could be prominent normal blood vessel, a small conjunctival hemorrhage, or sign of mild inflammation. If lid, possible blepharitis eyelid inf... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Yes: 1st, important to be sure that is what is causing your symptoms. Low dose otc Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ; otc 1% cortisone cream 1-3x/day for short p... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Melanosis or Nevi: If you are african-american these may represent benign conjunctival melanosis. Or, if isolated area could be a conjunctival nevus (freckle). You can a... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Chiasmal lesions: Most common is a lesion affecting the optic chasm. There are other causes...You need a full work up with MRI by your eye care physician to pinpoint ex... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Variable: Usually after the ulcer has completely resurfaced ; all meds have been stopped. Refresh optive tears are helpful during this stage.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Retina abnormality??: Are you implying it was noted inside your eye? Unable to directly "visualize" blood vessels "behind" eye without orbital scanning. I would seek clari... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Unclear request: I am not sure the panel knows what "cooling glasses" are..I sure don't. Most glare ; visual fatigue from computers can be helped by anti-reflective co... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Yes: Anything that disrupts tear film can lead to sudden dryness ; transient superficial discomfort.

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Graduated 1980MD

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