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Dr. William Cappaert

Ophthalmology
Cleveland, OH
59 years experience male

Locations

MetroHealth Ophthalmology

Cleveland, OH

Address

2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH
Directions

Fax

(216) 778-4438

Insurances accepted

Medicare

About

Bio

I am a graduate of the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago. After internship I had a one year residency in neurology and then a residency in ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio which I completed in 1971. I then joined the CWRU ophthalmology faculty and subsequently took a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology with Dr. William Hoyt at UCSF. In 1975, I was appointed the Director of Ophthalmology at what is now known as MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. I retired from there in 1987 and joined a private practice. However, four years ago I was reappointed the Director of Ophthalmology at MetroHealth, a position I now hold. I am an Assistant Professor at the CWRU Medical School.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

116 Answers
5 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Cappaert
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Allergy: Sounds like allergy. Try an antihistamine like Zyrtec or Claritin. There are nasal sprays that can help also.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Cappaert
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Go for it: If you have significant visual problems from the cataract go ahead with the surgery. As with any surgery there may be a complication but the cataract surgery has a very low complication rate. Long term adverse effects from the intraocular lens such as glaucoma, retinal problems or inflammation are possible but very unlikely.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Cappaert
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
No: Dust can not get to the lens. However, after the cataract surgery there can be pigment and other inflammatory debri deposited on the intraocular lens. This would not affect your vision and would be a problem only if there is continuing inflammation in the eye. If your ophthalmologist said everything was OK then don't worry.

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May 20, 2014
I was a rotating intern on Dr. Cappaert's service back in the day. I am now a neurologist and remember much of what he taught me on that service month. I'd recommend him in a heartbeat....or at leas...Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cappaert is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cappaert is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for your reply I'll check it out because I have no allergies
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Went to ENT Dr. Blood tests and doxycycline,avenox prescribed
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you sir , your this advice saved my life, my eyes

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1962MD

Residency

Case Western Reserve University
Completed 1971
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