Dr. David Demartini, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • ophthalmology

Affiliation:

  • Northern California Cornea Associates, Walnut Creek, CA

Location:

Activity

  • David Demartini, MD - Walnut Creek, CA - Ophthalmology

    Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the decrease in vision caused by the progressive deterioration in retinal function in senior patients. It is commonly classified into either the slowly progressive "dry" form, or the more rapid "wet" form. Treatments are different for each form. There have...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Ophthalmology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In the midst of the current resurgence of measles across the United States, many people may still believe it's a harmless, transient disease.

    But experts warn that even before the telltale skin rash appears, the infection typically shows up in the...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Glaucoma patients are more likely to take medications to treat their eye disease if they're prescribed generic drugs, a new study finds.

    More than half of Americans with glaucoma do not take their medications as prescribed, which is one of the b...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A vision-robbing condition called diabetic macular edema can strike people with diabetes.

    Now, a new study compared three leading drugs for the condition -- Avastin, Eylea and Lucentis -- and found that Eylea came out on top, at least for pati...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The eye's optic nerve may provide clues to a stroke patient's survival, a new study indicates.

    The research focuses on the sheath surrounding the optic nerve, which connects the eye and the brain. Using ultrasound to measure the thickness of t...Full Article

  • David Demartini, MD - Walnut Creek, CA - Ophthalmology
    Bell's palsy is a, usually, temporary weakness in the nerve (seventh cranial) that moves the muscles of the face. It is usually weakens only one side of the face and can affect the patient's ability to wrinkle their forehead, blink and close their eye, and talk, smile or move their lips, all on the weakened...Read More
  • David Demartini, MD - Walnut Creek, CA - Ophthalmology
    An ophthalmologist is a MedicalDoctor (MD) who is trained in general medicine first, treats patient's general medical problems as an intern before deciding to specialize in medical and surgical diseases involving the eyes. Many ophthalmologists do even more specialized training after residency to concentra...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new eye-tracking method might help determine the severity of concussions, researchers report.

    They said the simple approach can be used in emergency departments and, perhaps one day, on the sidelines at sporting events.

    "Concussion is ...Full Article

  • David Demartini, MD - Walnut Creek, CA - Ophthalmology
    An amblyopic eye is an eye that did not learn to see normally as a child. All eyes need to develop good vision with use during infancy and young childhood. If a child does not develop this good vision before about age five years then it is very difficult to ever have good vsion in the effected eye and it is...Read More
  • David Demartini, MD - Walnut Creek, CA - Ophthalmology
    Contact lenses are usually used for correcting distance vision. Glasses for reading are easily available for use over distance-correction contacts and can usually be bought at the local drug department or grocery stores. Some patients can get used to using contacts that have been fitted to correct...Read More
  • David Demartini, MD - Walnut Creek, CA - Ophthalmology
    Epidemic conjunctivitis is usually a very contagious virus that affects the mucus membranes of the eyes but may also affect the mucus membranes of the nose, mouth and throat. Eye doctors often find that Pink Eye sufferers also have a history of cold, sore throat, laryngitis, cough, swollen glands or...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term high blood pressure may increase the risk of the eye disease glaucoma, according to a new study.

    The researchers said their findings suggest that doctors should consider a patient's blood pressure when managing glaucoma, the second lea...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Jan. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some people who are blind develop an alternate sense -- called echolocation -- to help them "see," a new study indicates.

    In addition to relying on their other senses, people who are blind may also use echoes to detect the position of surrounding...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Optometry:

    FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- All children should have their eyesight checked between the ages of 3 and 6, preferably every year, eye experts say.

    The new vision-screening guidelines for preschool-aged children are from an expert panel of the U.S. National Center for Children'...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Prostaglandin analogue eye drops -- a common form of glaucoma drug -- significantly reduce the risk of vision loss in patients with the eye disease, a new study finds.

    British researchers led by David Garway-Heath, of the Moorfields Eye Hospital...Full Article