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Dr. Barbara Devane

Ophthalmology
Concord, CA
29 years experience female

Locations

Iris Optometric Center

Oakland, CA

Address

3911 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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contra costa eye

Concord, CA

About

Bio

I enjoy tennis, traveling, and watching my daughters play soccer, compete in gymnastics and ballet dance.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Doctor Q&A

49 Answers
8 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Unequal vision : "unequal vision in the 2 eyes"....A general term.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Dry eyes: The eyes often will dry out when working on the computer due to decrease blinking. Be sure to take breaks when playing on the computer and try puttin... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Blepharoplasty: Generally, surgery is the best option for removing wrinkled upper eyelid folds, or extra skin in the upper lids. There is no magic cream that will…ev... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Hot compresses: If you have a stye or chalazion on your eyelid, using a hot compress 2-3 times a day may help resolve it. Eyelid hygiene with OTC lid scrubs every da... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
See doctor: Many symptoms that do not necessarily relate so you should go see your family doctor for a check up. Good luck.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Eye exam: An ophthalmologist needs to examine the corneas under a slit lamp bio microscope to determine what the opacities are. A corneal opacity does not mean ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
No: There is no connection between being constipated and getting eye mucus.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Self-tanners: There are many self-tanning lotions, sprays, gels, mousse, and even wipes that are available. I do not recommend tanning beds! also always use a good... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Dry Eyes: Sounds like you have reflex tearing from dry eyes. You can use otc artificial tears to lubricate your eyes and improve your underlying dryness. Best t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
See ophthalmologist : It's impossible to diagnose what is causing your problem without a complete exam. Please see your doctor for an appointment.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Many: There are many medications that list photophobia as a potential side effect. Amoxicillin does not. There are eye conditions that cause photophobia (i... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
See ophthalmologist: You should see an ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam. Could be a number of things but it's impossible to diagnose without a complete exam. Good l... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
No: If you sleep with your eyes open, your eyes could become dry. You may want to see an ophthalmologist for an examination to check your corneas. If the... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Yes: Surgery can repair the droopy eyelid as well as the torn retina. It depends on what is causing the droopy eyelid to determine what treatment works the... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Maybe: Other signs or symptoms need to be determined. Is there pain, loss of vision, discharge? Commonly, a subconjunctival hemorrhage can occur without any... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Potentially: Since you are still in your post op period of your cataract surgery, you should see your surgeon to make sure both eyes are ok. Eye infections are con... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Yes: It is important to have a dilated eye exam to determine if the hypertension is causing any ocular problems. Also important to have your blood pressure... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Bruises: You could have swelling and bruising from juvederm injections which can take a couple weeks to go away.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
No: Do not try to remove milia at home. Go to your dermatologist or oculoplastics doctor.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Many things: There are many conditions that can appear on the eyelid margin. It is impossible to diagnose without examination under a slit lamp microscope by an op... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Yes: Twitching can be normal... Usually from a spastic eyelid muscle. Cutting down on caffeine helps. Let your doctor know when you are seen again for post... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Eye exam: It's difficult to determine the cause of your swelling without an examination. If it is allergies, there are many eye drops for allergies that are ava... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
No: Chronic dry eye symptoms can certainly last that long. Certain conditions will exacerbate the symptoms and certainly changes in the weather will effec... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Anesometropia: That is the definition. Myopia is being nearsighted and hyperopia is being farsighted. While presbyopia is when you are unable to accommodate and foc... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Hole in "Macula" : You cannot have a hole in your myopia, but you can in your macula, which is the part of the retina that is responsible for your center of vision. Usua... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Viral infection: Generally allergy will not cause a fever so probably an upper respiratory infection is the diagnosis. Can be contagious and needs to see a family doc... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Not sure: It's difficult to determine what is causing your pain without a complete eye exam and knowing what eye drops you were taking. Pain in the eyes can be... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Obagi's Neotensil : There is a new "fix" on the market from Obagi called Neotensil. It is a temporary treatment that improves the appearance of bags, wrinkles and dark c... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Yes: Your eyes will build up a tolerance to clear eyes and therefore, when you do not use it, your eyes will have rebound redness. Try to wean yourself off... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
No: Sun damage and smoking are two things that age your skin. Using a good foundation that has spf and using a sunscreen underneath the foundation will he... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Yes: Green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale and collards are excellent ingredients to add to a smoothie. Oranges or other citrus too. Adding omega 3 in... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
See ophthalmologist: It is impossible to diagnose why you are seeing halos around objects at night without doing a complete eye exam. Could be many reasons such as a refra... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
No: Cataract surgery is the only way to remove cataracts from the eyes. There are not any medications or drops that will make the cataract go away.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Doubtful: It's impossible to diagnose what is causing the burning left eye without doing an exam. Doubtful it has anything to do with your ears though. Go see y... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Blepharospasm: Many things can cause the eyelids to have small spasms. Cut back on caffeine use and make sure your eyes are well lubricated. If the spasms become un... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
See ophthalmologist: Please go get a complete an ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam. You could have a corneal abrasion or an infection….
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Many things: You should go see an ophthalmologist to have a dilated retinal exam. Could be ophthalmic migraine or retinal tear. Cannot diagnose without a complete ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
No: Dermatitis is inflammation of the dermis, skin. There is no skin in your eye. However, you can have inflammation of other parts of your eye which can ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Depends on diagnosis: Why do you have neovascularization? If it is due to overwear of contacts, than discontinuing contact lens wear should help minimize the neovasculariza... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Suspect glaucoma : Your eyes have a normal range of pressure that your eye doctor checks to screen for glaucoma. The 'normal' range is 10-21. Borderline means on the bor... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
No: If your eyes burned and turned red after putting the tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) in, you should stop using it and tell your ophthalmologis... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
See ophthalmologist: If you are concerned with this new growth, you need to see an ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Too general: Your eye can blur for a number of reasons. If you already got your eye tested and it is still blurry, i would see another ophthalmologist and get a co... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
No: I would still recommend having a complete, dilated eye exam by an ophthalmologist to look for any related problems. May be getting ocular migraines… ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Possible jaundice: If both your sclera (white part if eyes) is yellow, that can be due to jaundice which has to do with your liver...You should see a family doctor to ha... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Warm soaks: Hot compresses for 5-10 minutes, 3times a day will help treat. There are otc lid scrubs that will help clear the lashes of excess oils and lid debris ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Yes: It is not uncommon to sleep with incomplete closure of your eyelids. She should see an ophthalmologist to make sure her eyes are not drying out when s... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Jaundice?: Yellow eyes can be due to abnormal liver function. If you do have true jaundice, you need to see your doctor right away. Otherwise, OTC eyedrops suc... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
See ophthalmologist: Many diseases can cause chronic red eyes. Allergies, dry eyes and blepharitis are very common. You should see an ophthalmologist who can diagnose your... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, OH
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

Doctors hospital Columbus Ohio

Residency

Doctors Hospital
Completed 1997

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