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Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk

Ophthalmology
Gaylord, MI
34 years experience male

Locations

Alpine Eye Care

Gaylord, MI

Address

350 North Street, Gaylord, MI, US
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
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Fax

(989) 732-1102

Insurances accepted

Medicare

About

Bio

I am a board certified general ophthalmologist practicing in northern Michigan specializing in cataract & anterior segment surgery. I enjoy hunting and fishing & hiking outdoors.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Licenses

United States: Michigan

Doctor Q&A

26 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Rare: I have not seen published percentages of antimetropia. However, if no history of surgery in either eye it is rare.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Light sensitivity : Light sensitivity can be caused by many things. Fair skin color,light colored iris & decreased retinal pigment, can all cause light sensitivity. T... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
It: It can be corrected with glasses,laser or if a cataract is present, a toric intraocular lens.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Nerve injury : The permanently dilated pupil could be from injury to the postganglionic parasympathetic fibers in the short ciliary nerves. If endolaser treatment wa... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Blood sugar : Symtoms could be related to dehydration. It's very important to stay hydrated during exercise. Would also recommend having fasting blood sugar by your... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Conjunctivitis: Pepper spray will cause an intense chemical conjunctivitis. You should immediately flush your eyes with water for several minutes. I would recommend a... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Dry eye syndrome : Dry eye syndrome is usually a chronic problem. The symptoms can be helped by different treatment modalities but typical not cured. I suggest an appoin... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Need appointm ophtha: If the stye has been present that long conservative therapy most likely won't help. I would suggest scheduling an appointment with an ophthalmologist ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
More information : More information would be helpful such as the size of the lesion & how long it has been present. It could represent a hemangioma. I would suggest ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Allergies: Your symptoms could represent an allergic reaction to an allergen you are being exposed to. You may want to have patch testing to determine a possible... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Epiphora: Your symptoms could represent several possible conditions. Tearing can actual be a sign of dry eye. It could also represent a nasal lacrimal duct obs... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Swollen eyes: Eyelid swelling can be relieved by cold compresses & mild hydrocortisone cream. I would suggest however that you consult an ophthalmologist to det... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Fatigue: I have not seen any publishes reports that staying up late leads to poor eyesight. However, lack of sleep can lead to eye fatigue.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Infection: I would not recommend treating an eye infection at home. Without determining whether it is viral versus bacterial you could be doing more harm than go... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
More information : More information would be helpful. If the lesion is over the sclera (white part of eye), it could be an inflamed pinguecula. Can be caused by extended... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Dry eye: Xerophthalmia is a general term for dry eye syndrome. Keratomalacia is a specific form of dry eye syndrome caused by vitamin A deficiency.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Xanthelasma: Xanthelasma is a sharply demarcated yellowish deposit of fat underneath the skin, usually on or around the eyelids. While they are neither harmful no... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Cataract surgery: If you are allergic or have had an adverse reaction to Vigamox , there are several other antibiotic drops you can take prior to cataract surgery. You... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Contact lenses: I would not recommend using old unused contact lenses. They could be outdated & possible no longer the proper lens power for your eyes.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
TMJ pain : Symptoms could represent irritation of the facial nerve. Possibly from TMJ misalignment.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Foul order : Eye discharge with a foul order generally indicates a bacterial infection. The bacteria may be resistant to the antibiotic that you are currently usin... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Thin skin : The skin under the eyes is among the thinnest on the body. If your vessels are very close to the surface of the skin, it could contribute to the dark ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Sinus infection : Your symptoms are consistent with frontal sinus infection. I suggest an evaluation with an ophthalmologist & possible X-ray of the sinuses.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Possible sinusitis: Based on your symptoms , your pain in & around the eye could be related to sinusitis. I would recommend an evaluation with your primary care physi... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Floaters: Floaters are very common as we mature & are not necessarily related to a disease process. They are not related to B12 shots or Lasik. If the float... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Yes: Yes hypotony can cause pain in & around the eye.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chaulk is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chaulk is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

SINAI-GRACE HOSPITAL
Completed 1988

Awards

Outstanding Senior Resident Award
Founding Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015

Affiliations

American Academy Of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, Michigan Eye Surgeons & Physicians
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