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Dr. George Yanik

Ophthalmology
AZ
33 years experience

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Ophthalmology

Licenses

United States: Arizona

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

128 Answers
73 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Long list: The differential diagnosis for this question is quite long. It is best to see an ophthalmologist.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Np this activity will not harm your eyes, however a myope you should get regular dilated eye exams.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
This is most likely dried or drying mucus which is produced by the eye to maintain moisture in the eye. When the eye dries the mucus comes out of the... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Please see and ophthalmologist for an evaluation asap
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
No it cannot. However smoking has many health benefits such as: cancer, COPD, stroke, heart attacks, vascular disease and the best is blindness with ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
keratoconus is easily diagnosed with a corneal topography which is in may ophthalmologist's offices in addition to measureing the corneal thickness. ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Monocular diplopia is usually caused by the optics of the effected eye. Conditions such as keratoconus, irregular astigmatism, cataracts, corneal sca... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
You can donate your corneas at any age, but it is done after you have died. At 19 live long and enjoy life!
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Please get an exam by an ophthalmologist to determine if your eye has been traumatized.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Looking at the number alone without other labs or information the value is in the normal range.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
sounds like a chalazion which is blocked oil gland in the eyelid. Warm compresses are best and if no decrease in swelling in a few days see an ophtha... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
I suggest stopping what you are doing and getting an exam from an Ophthalmologist to get a diagnosis and treatment for your ailment.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
The best fix is to get a full eye exam by an eye care professional to figure out the problem.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Answer: Tricillomania often a repetitive behavior with psychological causes.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Your vision is fixed with either glasses or contacts (if applicable), your vision without glasses does not quite matter since it can be optically corr... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Answer: Primary care physicians should not be prescribing strong ocular steroids for any reason without following the patient for cataracts and possible stero... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Not really, the magnification of a slit lamp would be insufficient to see WBC's in the anterior chamber with the clarity of a slit lamp.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Styes are due to a blocked oil gland in the eye lid. though antibiotics may help, you should be using hot compresses 3x per day (a wash cloth in the ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
No, this sounds like an eyelid myokimia which is often due to too much caffeine, too little sleep or too much stress. Life style changes should be ma... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
I hope he performed a dilated retinal exam, if you are still having symptoms see an ophthalmologist for a dilated exam with scleral depression if need... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Macular degeneration: It is the presence of fluid or blood beneath the retina without typical signs of macular degeneration.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Any glass will do: There is nothing magical about Gunnar glasses. Any near vision glass or bifocal will do nicely
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Not so much: It is safer and less risky to use bottled sterile saline fro drug store. Less chance for infections from bacteria in tap water.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Please see an ophthalmologist and have it drained.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Periorbital edema: The reasons are retained water, herniated orbital fat, Graves' disease to name a few. You should get evaluated to find out the exact cause
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Blurred vision: Could be defined a number of ways. Myopia, myopia with astigmatism, astigmatism alone, even severe hyperopia can give blurry distance vision.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
the loos tissue you are seeing is the conjunctiva, and the wrinkling is conjunctival chalasis, or pleating of the conjunctiva. It may be due to drynes... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Scrub: Suggest you wash face with ivory soap and abrade skin gently with a facial scrub pad.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
A while: Often they do not. As residents we are taught not to shave them for that reason. Suggest that topical latisse rx might help.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Not enough information is contained in the question, you should seek another exam by an eye care professional to get a definitive answer.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
When your pupils react to light differently it can mean underlying pathology. You should get a second opinion from an Ophthalmologist, because additi... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
high pressure in both eyes and poor performance on a visual field test are a problem that needs to be addressed with aggressive medical treatment to l... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
You may have astigmatism, however it will not cause the symptoms you list, suggest seeing an ophthalmologist for a complete exam.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Need in person eval : A single red eye could have a number of causes, namely viral, exposure with dryness, allergy, abrasion, dryness, iritis, scleritis, and last and least... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
No a refractive error can only be addressed with glasses, contacts, or in some cases refractive surgery and/or other surgical interventions. Please g... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
burning eyes is often a result of dryness. I first suggest an evaluation of your hydration status. In that a healthy adult male should get 4 liters ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
After images from a bright screen persist when you look away in a dark room is normal, and not concerning. Why are you using stye ointment at all? it... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
There is note enough in this question to make an informed opinion or diagnosis, I suggest you get a full exam from a Ophthalmologist to address these ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Get an eye exam to determine the etiology of the symptoms, of note true bacterial infections are rare in adults that do not wear contacts.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
tear duct surgery or DCR is a covered surgery under most if not all insurance plans, while removing the lower lid fat pads is not usually covered by i... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
It appears that your eye pressure is in the normal range, however pressure alone does not always make the diagnosis of glaucoma, other factors are in... Read More

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HealthTap member
Feb 19, 2022
Thanks for your comment about my left eye tearing for 5 months and suggesting blocked tear duct. I visited ophthalmologist and that was in fact the issue.
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Thanks for your kind advice . I will surely visit an ophthalmologist . But I also needed to know if shallow anterior chamber can be caused by Sjögren's syndrome.
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He is already doing physio but dut to covid we do it at home.thank you
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Thank you! I was very worried about it. I appreciate you being helpful

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1989MD
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