• MD: Univ. of Minnesota Residency:
• Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco Fellowship:
• Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami Internship:
• Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis Certification:
• American Academy of Ophthalmology
Giant papillary conjunctivitis is a type of conjunctivitis that usually is caused by a form of constant irritation that often lasts for months or years. Because of this irritation, the conjunctiva under the eyelids forms large bumps (giant papilla) that are the characteristic sign of this problem.... Full Post
Most conjunctivitis is not an emergency and is caused by either viruses (often accompanied by a "cold") or bacteria. Most patients will notice redness and discharge which leads them to seek help for their conjunctivitis. Invasion of the infection into the cornea or previous eye surgery can lead to... Full Post
Omega 3 fatty acids can be helpful for dry eyes and are recommended often. Many patients are also using artifical tears, gels or ointments. Anti inflammatories such as Restasis are another treatment used commonly. Punctal plugs, room humidifiers even contact lenses have been used. Because there are... Full Post
Cataracts are the degeneration of the cells inside the human crystalline lens. Most cataracts are caused by aging and the natural deterioration of the body's tissues. Hence, this degeneration happens within both eyes at the same time and most people have bilateral cataracts developing at the same time.... Full Post
Cataracts are very uncommon in children and many are partial and don't require intervention at all. If they cause significant opacity then they can be removed, one eye at a time, to restore vision.
Cataracts in children can be more problematic as a child must develop good vision in the first five... Full Post
Descemet's Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK) is a partial thickness corneal transplant that replaces the posterior layers of the cornea. This was developed to try to simplify the corneal transplant procedure and avoid some of the post-operative problems that arise after full thickness tra... Full Post
Corneal transplant are done by specialist ophthalmologists that have trained and studied this advanced procedure. You would have to be referred to one of these subspecialists. They would then determine what is the best type of corneal transplant for your individual needs. There are now partial corneal transplants that... Full Post
Reading glasses, whether prescription or not, are designed to help bring close objects and reading material into focus. Not everyone requires reading glasses to see close objects. Most nearsighted patients are naturally focused close and can read without glasses. Most children can see up close without... Full Post
Rev-Eyes is a medicine (drops) that eye doctors used to reverse the dilation normally done during an eye exam. This, like all medicine, can cause allergy that can be either local (itching, swelling or eye redness) or systemic (generalized itching, swelling of the tongue and throat, difficulty bre... Full Post
The most common cause for pink eye is a virus. This usually comes from a viral cold, sore throat or flu. As with most viral infections, the body will improve its immunity and clear the virus and the effects of the infection (such as pink eye). Therefore no antibiotics are necessary to cure a viral pink... Full Post
The eyes are a part of the whole body and subject to any allergies that happen to the rest of the body. Hence the eyelids or globes can swell and itch similar to the skin or the tongue if the patient is highly allergic. All allergic reactions are caused by an over active immune system.
Because... Full Post
Lasers are high powered lights that can be used to either cut or burn tissue.They have been used for more than thirty years in ophthalmology mostly for diabetes retina therapy, glaucoma, and after cataract membrane discission. Because they use light, they do not require an incision (hole) to cut or burn tissue... Full Post
The cornea is the round, clear first lens of the eye that allows us to see inside the eye to the iris and the pupil. Most patients don't appreciate the cornea because it is so clear and invisible.
When the cornea scars it turns opaque and then it is more visible to the average observer. This opacity,... Full Post