William N. Ainsworth, MD
Location and Office HoursWilliam N Ainsworth IV MD
Palatka, FL 32177
- BlueCross Blue Shield of Florida
- Quality Health Plans
- Tricare/Humana Military Healthcare
- United Healthcare
- Putnam Community Medical Center
Does bacitracin ophthalmic have sulfa in it?
MediGuard answeredMost bacitracin opthalmic preparations do not contain sulfacetamide (sulfa). If you're worried, however, make sure that your doctor and pharmacist are aware of any allergies you might have at the time they (a) write your prescription, and (b) dispense your medication.
Can using computers damage my eyes?
Looking at computer monitors will not harm your eyes. Often, when using a computer for long periods of time, just as when reading or doing other close work, you blink less often than normal. This reduced rate of blinking makes your eyes dry, which may lead to the feeling of eyestrain or fatigue.
Try to take regular breaks to look up or across the room. Looking at objects farther away often relieves the feeling of strain on your eyes. Keep the monitor between 18 to 24 inches from your face and at a slight downward angle. Also consider the use of artificial tears. If your vision blurs or your eyes tire easily, you should have your eyes examined by an ophthalmologist.
Why do some people need to have visual field tests many times?
David Demartini, MD, Ophthalmology, answered
Visual fields test the peripheral vision of the patient. Many disease processes affect the visual fields because they either damage the optic nerves or the brain where vision is processed. Because it is difficult to directly examine these structures, visual fields provide a careful way to evaluate their function instead.
Because visual fields can detect subtle changes in a disease process, they are very helpful for many patients in order to check on the progress of their disease. Glaucoma, optic neuritis, strokes, high intracranial pressure are just a few of the diseases that are followed by repeated visual fields.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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