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What Is An Eye Doctor Called
Ophthalmologist: There are ophthalmologists that take extra training in the delicate muscle surgery needed by kids with cross eye problems, they are often on staff of children's hospitals, medical schools and similar facilities, and will focus on kids eye needs. They are often labeled pediatric ophthalmologists, but most will do some work on adults when appropriate. ...Read more
I had astigmatism in my left eye, but an eye doctor called it something else and said I'll probably need surgery. Is there any other option?
I just called my eye doctor and she said I have astigmatism and something about only with my glasses, and not contacts? What does this mean?
"Post-mydriatic": Mydriasis is pupillary dilation and without pupillary constriction, bright lights can dazzle you or even cause a temporary bleaching of the retina. Pharmacologic dilation for diagnostic testing and examination can last 3 or more hours, depending on the drops used and the color of your eyes, with lighter colors lasting longer. The near vision is typically more impaired than the distance. ...Read more
Yes.: If the tumor is of sufficient size to cause an increase in the intracranial pressure (icp), there is swelling of the optic nerves as they are "pushed" on by the high pressure. The result is a finding called "papilledema" which is a tell-tale sign of increased icp. So, yes, for larger tumors the answer would be yes. Small tumors may have no impact, especially intiially. ...Read more
I have stye (I think, I've never had one) in the inner corner of my left eye. It is a little swollen and hurts to blink and tightly close my eyes. What should I do? Is an eye doctor visit necessary? I don't have much money. :-(please help.
Heat: Most styes can be eliminated with topical heat. Put a wash cloth under the very warm, but not hot, water tap, wring it out a little and hold it over your closed eye for 4 minutes — do this about 5 times per day. This will usually cause it to melt away over several days. If persistent after that, you will need to see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Occasionally: Diabetes can lead to leaking blood vessels in the body. The easiest place to spot the small vessels (which are first affected) is the retina in the back of the eye. Retinal blood vessel disease (retinopathy) usually does not show up until after one has been diabetic for several years, so looking for it is not a useful early detection method, but it certainly can be picked up by an eye doctor. ...Read more
Fluorescine: Yes this is quite normalGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes: There are a couple of things that a "bull's eye" rash could represent, and most of them should be followed by a medical provider. The most common of these is erythema multiforme, which represents a form of an allergic reaction that your child can get to a viral infection, amongst other things. Best to call your doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more
Yes: That's exactly the right doctor to make this determination. ...Read more
An Ophthalmologist.: You should see an ophthalmologist. There are many possible reasons for poor vision. Some reasons are very dangerous such as bleeding from diabetic retinopathy or retinal detachment. Others such as glaucoma may be less noticeable by the patient. Infections, cancers and vascular changes of hypertension or ischemia are other dangerous problems that are discovered and treated only by a trained md. ...Read more
I would think:
Every 6 months to one year
indfinitely. ...Read more
Monocle: Any eye doctor can prescribe you a monacle. The problem will likely be in you finding an optical that will make one for you. They are quite outdated. A time machine might be of use in this situation. Mo. ...Read more
Possible: But not advisable. Always better off getting contacts through an experienced eyecare professional. ...Read more
Second opinion: The skills of a Md are one issue and the personality is the other. It sounds like you have a clash somewhere here. A second opinion can always be useful and if the first doctor objects, that is excellent motivation to go elsewhere. You should always feel comfortable with any doctor you see. ...Read more
Probably not: It's not commonly done, with rare exceptions. Any ophthalmologist can do it but most would be reluctant to given the invasiveness of the procedure compared to the relative harmlessness of the condition. ...Read more
It depends: Most cases of astigmatism can be corrected with either glasses, contacts, or laser vision correction surgery. This is true if your cornea is otherwise healthy and your astigmatism is what is called "regular" astigmatism. If your astigmatism is caused by some other disease/condition of your cornea and is "irregular", it may not be fully correctable. Ask your eye doctor for more information. ...Read more
Glaucoma: When your eye doctor measured the pressure it your eye it was likely above the normal range. He/she will want to monitor you to make sure all is well. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Full eye exam: Can cost anywhere from $75-$115. Optometrists often charge less, but a medical doctor has full training in medical and surgical problems of the eye. ...Read more
Just make sure that: Your corrective lens prescription is fine. So, you can see 20/20 despite your astigmatic error. Should be no problem. ...Read more
Ask him: I would suggest asking him why. If it doesn't make sense to you, I would get another opinion. ...Read more
My bottom eyelid has been twitching for two weeks. Is this something that calls for a doctors visit?
Myokymia : This could be due to poor sleep, increased reading (working on computer) eye straining, need for glasses, too much caffeine or even stress. If normal sensation in the face and no weakness noticed this is probably a benign process. If persists or worsens or if accompanied by any other symptom then I would check with your physician. When in doubt call your doctor! Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more
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