Dr. David Demartini, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • ophthalmology

Affiliation:

  • Northern California Cornea Associates, Walnut Creek, CA

Location:

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A small number of dogs and cats across the United States have been infected by a roundworm parasite that targets the eye, according to a new report.

    While the condition isn't fatal, researchers say vets and owners should be aware of the outbrea...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The way the brain organizes its visual sense is the same in people who are blind from birth and sighted people, a new study shows.

    The findings challenge the long-held belief that the brain's visual cortex -- which handles the sense of sight -- ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Applying pencil eyeliner to the inner eyelid increases the risk that particles will get into the eye and cause vision problems, a new study warns.

    Volunteers first applied glitter eyeliner outside the lash line and then...Full Article

  • David Demartini, MD - Walnut Creek, CA - Ophthalmology
    Herpes Simplex keratitis (corneal inflammation) is a very common viral infection of the cornea. It predominantly involves just one eye. When it starts it is usually only on the surface of the cornea and is easiest to treat in this condition. Currently, there are a variety of topically applied drops...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research in rats suggests a special compass might one day help blind people navigate their physical environments.

    Using a head-mounted device, Japanese scientists attached a microstimulator and a digital compass to the brains of blind rats, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A number of nutrients can help keep your eyes healthy, and some may even improve your eyesight, an eye doctor says.

    It's particularly important to eat a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, said Dr. James McDonnell, a pediatric ophthalmologis...Full Article

  • David Demartini, MD - Walnut Creek, CA - Ophthalmology
    Glaucoma is the progressive loss of vision usually due to elevated pressure in the eye. Most patients that have glaucoma need to use drops to treat this disease. Most drops are used infrequently such once or twice a day. It is preferred that these drops are placed in the eyes when there is not a contact...Read More
  • David Demartini, MD - Walnut Creek, CA - Ophthalmology
    Graves disease is the abnormal swelling of the extraocular muscle of the eyes in patients that have thyroid disease. These same swollen muscles are the cause for poor eye or eyelid movement, red coloration, dryness and blurred vision, increase in the intraocular pressure and most notably the prominent "bug...Read More
  • 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
  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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