William N. Ainsworth, MD
Location and Office HoursWilliam N Ainsworth IV MD
6121 Crill Ave
Palatka, FL 32177
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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.
Does looking into the sun for a couple of seconds harm my eyes?
There is no definite number of seconds that a person might look directly into the sun and not cause permanent damage to their retina. Each of us is different, the angle of the sun, the amount of clouds, and many other variables come into play. What we can say is that staring into the sun can and does cause permanent irreparable harm to the retina of the eye. Lenses that filter UV light can help to reduce this sensitivity, but it is, by no means, sufficient to protect the eyes when looking directly into the sun. If you had sustained any real damage to your retina, I suspect you would notice a black spot in the center of your vision in one or both eyes that does not go away. I urge you to see your ophthalmologist (Eye-MD) soon if you have any noticeable effects of from sun exposure.
Can an eye doctor help with Grave's disease symptoms?
Abdhish Bhavsar, MD, Ophthalmology, answered on behalf of American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmartThere are a number of treatments that can be done by an ophthalmologist for Grave's disease and the changes that can occur around the eyes. They may include steroids or radiation treatment to help decrease inflammation, or even surgery.
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