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Dr. Robert Guss, M.D.

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Robert Guss M.D. is a top Ophthalmologist in Palm Springs, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Robert Guss M.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Robert Guss M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Robert Guss M.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Palm Springs, CA, Dr. Robert Guss M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
43 years Experience
Dr. Robert Guss, M.D.
  • Palm Springs, CA
  • Univ of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi
  • Accepting new patients

My cylindrical number is changing every six months. What could be the cause for this?

The rapidly changing cylinder is probably caused by corneal pathology. The most common cause is anterior basement membrane dystrophy. The other possibility is progressive keratoconus. READ MORE
The rapidly changing cylinder is probably caused by corneal pathology. The most common cause is anterior basement membrane dystrophy. The other possibility is progressive keratoconus.

second eye cataract removal

Only if you want to see better and the cataract is limiting your acuity.

Can contact lenses be worn by an 8-year-old?

Most 8 year olds do not have the maturity or responsibility to wear contacts. That said, I would place that responsibility squarely on the parent before fitting.

I accidentally got eye makeup remover in my eyes and it is burning in spite of using water on them. What should I do now?

The burning is aggravated by water. Unless it is an acid or strong alkali and time is of the essence, use a balanced solution such as contact lens solutions or artificial tears. READ MORE
The burning is aggravated by water. Unless it is an acid or strong alkali and time is of the essence, use a balanced solution such as contact lens solutions or artificial tears. A therapeutic eye such as erythromycin or bacitracin can also be helpful. Do not use gentamicin or neosporin ointments as they can cause other problems compounding the symptoms.

Can a 3 year old child have glasses?

I would doubt the headache has anything to do with needing glasses. That said, the complaint warrants a complete eye exam with cycloplegic refraction, and that isn’t so easy or READ MORE
I would doubt the headache has anything to do with needing glasses. That said, the complaint warrants a complete eye exam with cycloplegic refraction, and that isn’t so easy or accurate in a 3 year old. Like similar complaints in older children, glasses, even if needed, probably will not cure the headaches.

My eyes are blinking a lot. What could be the problem?

The first step is to rule out dry eye syndrome which is more common with age. Medications can aggravate a dry eye, especially diuretics. Age related disorders including laxity READ MORE
The first step is to rule out dry eye syndrome which is more common with age. Medications can aggravate a dry eye, especially diuretics. Age related disorders including laxity and blepharitis must also be considered. Next, neurological disorders must be ruled out including essential blepharospasm and parkinson’s.