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Dr. Alina Dumitrescu

Pediatric Ophthalmology
Iowa City, IA
female

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Pediatric Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

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26 Answers
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alina Dumitrescu
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
There are multiple solutions available: https://www.amazon.com/customerpicks/Explore-heating-pads-for-eyes/79151cfcd32231e09ef7
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alina Dumitrescu
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Are you wondering about your contact lens being still in? If you're not sure about your contact lens being on your eye, you should have an evaluation ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alina Dumitrescu
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Developing cataracts is part of the natural aging process. Most people would have already had cataract surgery by age 92. Just eating sugar (or any ot... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alina Dumitrescu
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
The baby should be evaluated by the pediatrician for the cause of his symptoms and most appropriate treatment. With diarrhea and vomiting there is ris... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alina Dumitrescu
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
For the best answer you should ask the doctor who performed your surgery. They will know exactly the details of your procedure and the best way of pos... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alina Dumitrescu
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
It depends of what type of contact lens are you using. If the contact lens should be replaced daily, it has to be removed immediately. Over wear of th... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alina Dumitrescu
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Is your eye itself positioned lower than the other side, or your eyelid (the same one twitching) is lower than the other? Regardless, it is difficult... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alina Dumitrescu
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Most likely they're not concerning. Observation for growth or other symptoms is prudent. Review them with your eye care provider at your next appointm... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alina Dumitrescu
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
No, they do not.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alina Dumitrescu
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Floaters can be normal in young people, especially if they have myopia (nearsighted), however if they are persistent and worsening of follow-up exam i... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alina Dumitrescu
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Probably not if the difference is very small. It is recommended however to wear proper correction to have the best vision.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alina Dumitrescu
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
You can safely use over-the-counter, artificial teardrops, at any time.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alina Dumitrescu
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
To determine which one is bets tolerated and gives you the best vision you should try each of them.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alina Dumitrescu
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Usually, all eyedrops are recommended as one drop at the time.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alina Dumitrescu
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Swollen eyelids could be symptoms of allergy, however they can be symptoms of other conditions too (ocular and nonocular diseases). Allergy eyedrops m... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alina Dumitrescu
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
It is very likely to develop serious side effects (like cataract and glaucoma) with prolonged use of topical steroids. Did you discuss this with your ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Alina Dumitrescu
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
You should watch it very closely for any sign of discomfort, redness, discharge or leg swelling. She can get an infection.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alina Dumitrescu
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Depends of the drops that are used and the level of basketball that you're playing. Most of the drops will give you blurry vision (worse up close) imp... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alina Dumitrescu
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
You can, but it's not common. If you have symptoms, in one or both eyes, the safest thing to do is an evaluation by an ophthalmologist.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alina Dumitrescu
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
It could be a retinal detachment and could be a vision threatening emergency. I recommend immediate examination by an ophthalmologist.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alina Dumitrescu
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
If you are asking about piloting a plane the answer is no. Having a seizure when you are the pilot in command can have disastrous consequences. If you... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alina Dumitrescu
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Yes. There should be no problem with getting dilating drops after LASIK surgery.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alina Dumitrescu
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Wash it with water. If the eye is quiet (no redness, pain or discharge) and vision is normal, there are no concerns. If you have any residual symptoms... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alina Dumitrescu
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
It depends of how symptomatic are you, and what other treatments have you tried already. The best person to answer your question is your local eye car... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alina Dumitrescu
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
She can use artificial tears gel at bed time, a humidifier in the room or "moisturizing chamber" goggles overnight. Additional procedures - like punct... Read More
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Thank you doctor, i actually took dad back to hospital because of pain
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Thank you Doctor for your informative answer!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie ‘Victor Babes’ din Timisoara, Romania
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER LLC
Completed 2015
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