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Dr. Gary Reiter

Ophthalmology
CA
male

About

Bio

I am a surgeon who specializes in Cataract and Refractve Surgery as well as the treatment of Glaucoma and disease of the ocular surface. My background was in mathematical physics at the University of Colorado, medical school at the University of California at Irvine, Internship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and residency in ophthalmology at University of California, Irvine. I am a classically trained guitarist who also dabbles in blues and jazz. I was the head of the gymnastic program at UC Irvine while I was there. I am dedicated to performing the most accurate refractive surgery possible. I tailor this to the needs and limitations of each patient. The use of intraoperative aberrometry and the Wavelight Eye Q excimer laser allows for great outcomes.

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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

202 Answers
92 Agrees
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Wavy vision: Visual distortion occurs when straight lines focused on the retina become irregular and wavy..
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Go to ER: This calls for a second opinion if nothing else. If there is any problem with his breathing, go back to the ER NOW. If just a little uncomfortable, ca... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: This is called calcinosis. Sometimes the bumps can break through the skin, leaking a chalky material. This can become infected.if you injure the area.... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Stress: Twitching of your eyelid is usually due to stress. Try to arrange some down time for yourself and apply a warm compress. Before you know it, the twitc... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
See eye MD: Vision loss from a CRAO usually lasts a lifetime unless it is partial. Visual loss from a partial CRAO can return either spontaneously or with treatme... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Ointments: With hypothyroidism, your metabolism slows and your mucous can be dry and thickened which frequently blocks the ostia of your sinuses. These small ope... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Perhaps: If you have no other symptoms or signs, and the MRI without contrast is normal, this is probably due to a 4th cranial nerve problem (atherosclerosis/h... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: Monofocal IOLs and glasses give excellent vision. In addition, people who have normal macular function and a good tear film do well with the various I... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: I would avoid this, personally. Ask your cardiologist for a more definitive reply.
A male asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
See your doctor: You probably do not need an antibiotic as it is probably caused by a virus. See your family doc for a culture. Use Tylenol, hot tea with honey and giv... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Up Fluid Intake: Start drinking about 10 glasses of liquid with some salt a day..Here is a recipe for such a drink, https://tinyurl.com/y76ssp2v. You can also use a c... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Normal: Not uncommon at all. It is normal. Defecating causes pressure on the prostate, which causes prostatic fluid to be excreted into urethra. Continued val... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Not vitellig: It is probably scarring. There are other ways to get white spots in your skin than the disease vitelligo. Please see a dermatologist for more personal... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: It most certainly can. It can take months to go away. This is a big reason NOT to fly or go SCUBA diving when you have a cold or allergy attack. See y... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Your choice: I suggest distance unless you thoroughly enjoy reading without glasses, in which case set your eyes to -2.00
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Low blood pressure: Most likely due to low blood pressure. If it only happened once, I wouldn't worry. If it is happening regularly, see a doctor for evaluation.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Possible blepharitis: Many redheads have inflammation of the eyelids involving the eyelash follicles. Rosacea or thyroid disease may be present. See your ophthalmologist fo... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Follow doe damage: I wouldn't want to handicap that question, especially if you have a family history of macular degeneration or are a smoker. Have a complete eye exam i... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
Eye strain or sinus: A headache behind the eyes is commonly from eye strain or sinus disease. Less commonly, it may be due to migraines, hypertension or other systemic dis... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
It is a little high.: Your resting heart rate should be lower than 84. Perhaps you are thinking about it too much? If you are not exercising regularly, this is a wake up ca... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Mucosal swelling: The constellation of symptoms and signs in your question can be caused by swelling of the mucosa in your sinuses and Eustachian tube as well as swelli... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Do not use this: Ear drops are way too acidic for the eye. Most of them are in the 3.0 to 4.0 range. Eye drops tend to be more neutral and will sting intensely as the ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
See your Surgeon: After aspiration, seroma can recur and sometimes form a hard calcium deposit. A recurring seroma needs the continued attention of your surgeon. It is ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Possible hernia: It is likely a developing small hernia, or perhaps an area of recent trauma. See your family doctor if it persists and bothers you. Best wishes.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
See your doctor: Your pain could be a symptom of something serious. It could be anything from narrow angle glaucoma, iritis, or sinus disease to paroxysmal hemicrania ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
See an eyeMD: Neomycin and polymixin B target gram negative bacteria and are not very good against gram positive bacteria. Blepharitis is a disease of gram positive... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: High ANA titers are not associated with cancer at the present time. Best wishes.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
OB GYN DOC: Hi. This is normal. You are having a reaction to higher hormone levels than you are used to. It is almost migrainous. Please see your OB-GYN to discu... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
See internist: Your symptoms can be from poor fluid intake, low blood sugar or heat stroke, among other things. Please see your family doctor ASAP. Best wishes.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Meningitis: Possibly. In the absence of trauma, I am also worried about meningitis. Please get him to the ER for an evaluation. Good luck to you and your brother... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Hard to Say: Hard to answer. Flickering is not normal for most people. It is not associated with dry eyes. If it is bilateral, then it is associated with migraine,... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Very Necessary!: Absolutely. If your mom doesn't get an implant after her surgery, she will be blind without wearing either contact lenses or ultra thick glasses with ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Migraine or TMJ: If your scans and workup are normal, this should rule out a brain tumor, vasculitis, sinus disease and perhaps cervical spine disease. Your visit to t... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Hydrate: Congratulations on starting your diet! There are many causes of this type of cramping. Your cramps might be from dehydration with low electrolytes suc... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Compresses: Use cold compresses if present for less than 48 hours or if due to allergies. Use hot compresses after 48 hours or if it is accompanying a style. If y... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: Take a few extra as well. This will help you avoid infections and allow for spare contacts should you need an extra one. Best wishes
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
None: In the absence of your taking growth hormone to build your body, I would look to your pituitary for a reason to have both thyroid and growth problems.... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: If you have conjunctivitis that is sensitive to the antibiotic you are taking, the inflammation should be gone by 1 week. If it is not, stop the antib... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
See a professional: Everything changes on our bodies. Sometimes these changes are normal, sometimes not. See your family doctor or dermatologist to see if the change you ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Don't reinjure it: Cold compresses, elevation and ibuprofen. Keep off it as much as possible for 24-48 hours so you don't reinjure it. Best wishes
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Look for a cause.: Ocillopsia is a condition where the ability of a person to maintain focus on an object is impaired, giving you abnormal eye movements, or nystagmus. Y... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: A family doc or infectious disease doctor could run a panel of tests to check it. I am not sure medical science is advanced enough to do anything abo... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Unpredictable: It doesn't make any difference whether you try to stimulate the reflex in a normotensive vs a hypertensive individual. The reflex is engaged by pullin... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Quinolone/macrilide : You could try antibiotics from the quinolone or macrolide family as these are nit likely to induce hemolysis in your brother. Where can you get them? ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Don't try it: Chlamydia cannot live but a very short time away from a warm, moist mucosal surface. You can pass it through transmission of warm, fresh mucosa-derive... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
ENT Consult: This is an enormously complex case. Please see your ENT doctor to fit the pieces together and suggest a treatment plan that will minimize chronic hear... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
See Your doctor: See your doctor ASAP. If it just began, you need to be placed on anti-viral therapy. Don't scratch the rash. You can use cool compresses, caladryl lot... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Carotid Cav Fistula: I agree fully with Dr. Chiu. I would also like to add that you should have your doctor evaluate you for carotid cavernous fistula, especially if you h... Read More

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This was very helpful. Thanks! I was lucky to see an ENT today. Now, on prednisone for a sudden sensory neural hearing loss SSNHL. Of all things!! Monday, shot into middle ear. Best medical centers ad...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Ok. Too bad it is needed but at least I can keep my vision. I've worked my career as a special education evaluator working with visually impaired students. Thanks for al...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks again. I'll choose an aspherical monocular IOL set for near. I know most people choose distance and I'm very glad to have educated myself now before my selection ...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of California, Irvine, United States
Graduated 1976MD

Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Doheny Eye Institute, Keck School of Medicine, USC
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