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Mr. David J. Pinhas, M.D.

Ophthalmologist

Dr. David Pinhas is an ophthalmologist practicing in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Pinhas specializes in eye and vision care. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Pinhas can practice medicine as well as surgery. Opthalmologists can perform surgeries because they have their medical degrees along with at least eight years of additional training. Dr. Pinhas can diagnose and treat diseases, perform eye operations and prescribe eye glasses and contacts. Ophthalmologists can also specialize even further in a specific area of eye care.
29 years Experience
Mr. David J. Pinhas, M.D.
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Yeshiva University
  • Accepting new patients

Headaches from glasses. Is it serious?

The headaches are not an indication of something serious, but do not suffer with them. Return to your doctor to figure out the cause.

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David J. Pinhas, M.D.

Does a stye in a child need an antibiotic?

Most eye care specialists would use an antibiotic drop or ointment for a stye.

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David J. Pinhas, M.D.

How long is the recovery from laser eye surgery?

In the best of circumstances, a patient can have functional vision the following day. Full recovery can take weeks to months, but that is referring to final stability of the vision. Best READ MORE
In the best of circumstances, a patient can have functional vision the following day. Full recovery can take weeks to months, but that is referring to final stability of the vision.
Best of success.

Best regards,

David J. Pinhas, M.D.

Is lasik surgery a good option for those with an astigmatism?

It’s an excellent option if you don’t have any of the contraindications

Why are my eyes so sensitive to bright light?

Many, many different conditions can be the cause of light sensitivity. An eye exam is a must.

Why do I have constant twitching in my left eye?

It’s usually from not enough sleep, too much caffeine, stress, but occasionally is something more significant

Bilateral cataract surgery

Risk of infection, about 1 in 2,000.

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David J. Pinhas, M.D.

My left eye is red and painful. What could be the reason?

Your symptoms definitely require an eye exam, as the possibilities of what you could have are too numerous to list

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David J. Pinhas, M.D.

What can be the side effect of artificial tear drops?

As a rule, they are very well tolerated. Some folks complain of burning upon instillation.

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David J. Pinhas, M.D.

Why do I keep getting a stye?

Hi, It’s common for people who suffer from blepharitis to have recurring stye formation. Ask your eye doctor how to treat you for the current episode and how to reduce the risk of READ MORE
Hi,

It’s common for people who suffer from blepharitis to have recurring stye formation. Ask your eye doctor how to treat you for the current episode and how to reduce the risk
of recurrence.

Best Regards,

David J. Pinhas, M.D.

Should I get tested for Leber's disease?

Leber’s optic neuropathy is more common in men than women and tends to occur between 15-30 years of age. No proven treatment is available, so DNA testing is more for genetic counseling. READ MORE
Leber’s optic neuropathy is more common in men than women and tends to occur between 15-30 years of age. No proven treatment is available, so DNA testing is more for genetic counseling. If you or someone else suffers from Leber’s, a cardiology exam is needed to rule out any heart rhythm abnormality.
Best of luck.

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David J. Pinhas, M.D.

What should I do for the continuous sticky discharge from my eyes?

A discharge of any type needs to be evaluated by an eye care professional, especially if you wear contact lenses.

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David J. Pinhas, M.D.

Can doing eye exercises help my eyes?

Although this question comes up frequently, “eye exercises “ are of no benefit. Sorry for the bad news!

My dad is suffering from hypertension. Of late he has been complaining of double vision. Are the two related?

Double vision, otherwise known as diplopia, has multiple possible causes. Most commonly it is related to a small blood clot to one of the muscles that move the eye. These usually READ MORE
Double vision, otherwise known as diplopia, has multiple possible causes. Most commonly it is related to a small blood clot to one of the muscles that move the eye. These usually resolve in 6 to 12 weeks. However, rarely, more dangerous causes can exist. In any case an eye examination is an absolute necessity

Can low vitamin D also cause my vision to blur?

Low vitamin D levels are rarely the cause. Please see your eye doctor if the symptoms do not resolve soon.

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

Excessive blinking could be as simple problem as dry. Or it could signify the beginning of a neurological condition. It certainly warrants a visit to your eye doctor to have a READ MORE
Excessive blinking could be as simple problem as dry. Or it could signify the beginning of a neurological condition. It certainly warrants a visit to your eye doctor to have a more detailed history taken, and a good ocular examination. Best of luck.

Best Regards,
David J. Pinhas, M.D.

Could my dry eyes be due to excessive exposure to the computer screen?

Symptoms of dry eye are very common in people who have extended sessions at a computer terminal. The first step in believing your symptoms is the use of over-the-counter moisturizing READ MORE
Symptoms of dry eye are very common in people who have extended sessions at a computer terminal. The first step in believing your symptoms is the use of over-the-counter moisturizing drops. Some examples include Refresh or Systane drops, but quite often, the store brand of the lubricants is equally effective. Adjusting the height of your monitor to weigh more natural Laura I position is quite helpful. In addition, reducing the illumination of the screen and contrast is also of benefit.

My son has a black spot in the white portion of his eye. What is this spot?

Any pigmented lesion which is growing deserves a good evaluation. This includes measuring the size as well as the elevation of the lesion and in some cases, a biopsy of the lesion READ MORE
Any pigmented lesion which is growing deserves a good evaluation. This includes measuring the size as well as the elevation of the lesion and in some cases, a biopsy of the lesion is warranted.

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

The amount of cylinder, otherwise known as astigmatism, should be pretty steady for a 27-year-old person. If the numbers are changing significantly, it is usually an indication READ MORE
The amount of cylinder, otherwise known as astigmatism, should be pretty steady for a 27-year-old person. If the numbers are changing significantly, it is usually an indication of corneal disease. A good cornea specialist can help determine what might be the cause

How can we tell if my son is color-blind?

Best regards, color vision test can be performed at the eye doctor’s office.
David J. Pinhas, M.D.