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Dr. Joseph Michael Kamerling, MD

Ophthalmologist

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30 years Experience
Dr. Joseph M. Kamerling, MD
  • Barrington, NJ
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Accepting new patients

What is used to keep your eyes open during LASIK eye surgery?

An instrument called a lid speculum is used to keep your eyes open. So don’t worry about that.

Should my child get colored contacts?

Color contacts are fine. However, like all contact lenses, she needs to see an ophthalmologist or optometrist to fit her in the proper ones.

Can an ophthalmologist perform cataract surgery?

Only an ophthalmologist can do cataract surgery. I would look for one with a lot of experience and good reviews

How often should diabetes patients get their eyes checked?

If you have diabetes you should have your eyes checked yearly. If you are found to have any signs of diabetic retinopathy you may need to be seen more often. Depending on the findings READ MORE
If you have diabetes you should have your eyes checked yearly. If you are found to have any signs of diabetic retinopathy you may need to be seen more often. Depending on the findings you may even need immediate treatment.

I am nearsighted. Should I use prescription sunglasses when driving?

If your ophthalmologist recommended you wear prescription glasses to drive, then your sunglasses should also be prescription. The other option would be finding a clip-on sunglass READ MORE
If your ophthalmologist recommended you wear prescription glasses to drive, then your sunglasses should also be prescription. The other option would be finding a clip-on sunglass for your current prescription glasses.

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My eyes are really dry. What should I do?

You can try a gel tear drop. However, you are probably best off seeing an ophthalmologist for an evaluation of your dry eyes. There are many other options which may be appropriate READ MORE
You can try a gel tear drop. However, you are probably best off seeing an ophthalmologist for an evaluation of your dry eyes. There are many other options which may be appropriate for you. For example, prescription tears, Xiidra or Restasis, punctal plugs, steroid eyedrops, and oral omega-3 supplements are some of the possibilities. There may be other treatable factors causing your dry eyes as well.

I am nearsighted. Should I use prescription sunglasses when driving?

If your ophthalmologist recommended prescription glasses to drive, your sunglasses should be prescription as well. Another option would be finding clip-on sunglasses for your current READ MORE
If your ophthalmologist recommended prescription glasses to drive, your sunglasses should be prescription as well. Another option would be finding clip-on sunglasses for your current glasses.

How often should I replace my contact lenses?

There are many different types of contact lenses. Some are daily replacements, others can be 1 week, 2 weeks, monthly, and even every 2 or 3 months. You need to check with the READ MORE
There are many different types of contact lenses. Some are daily replacements, others can be 1 week, 2 weeks, monthly, and even every 2 or 3 months. You need to check with the doctor who prescribed them for you.

Ophthamologist surgeon VS retina surgeons

Retinal surgeons have to do a fellowship in retina which requires extra training in retina. Usually they are much better trained and able to handle any type of retinal surgery. READ MORE
Retinal surgeons have to do a fellowship in retina which requires extra training in retina. Usually they are much better trained and able to handle any type of retinal surgery.

How can I protect my eyes while working in front of the computer for close to 8 hours a day?

You can decrease strain by having a pair of glasses made based on your working distance from the computer. An anti reflective coating will help with glare from the computer. It READ MORE
You can decrease strain by having a pair of glasses made based on your working distance from the computer. An anti reflective coating will help with glare from the computer. It also decrease strain if you can take a break about every 20 minutes. Artificial tears can help if your eyes are dry. A final tip is to have the screen slightly below eye level. All of these should help protect your eyes.

How long is the recovery from a cataract surgery?

Recovery from cataract surgery is very variable. If your mother has any retinal pathology this could limit her final visual outcome and may result in a slower recovery. Other conditions READ MORE
Recovery from cataract surgery is very variable. If your mother has any retinal pathology this could limit her final visual outcome and may result in a slower recovery. Other conditions such as corneal dystrophy can also be limiting factors. If she had a lot of preop astigmatism and didn’t pay for a premium intraocular lens she just may need new glasses postoperatively. Usually most of the visual improvement is noticeable after about 1 week. However her surgeon should be able to explain to her why her vision is still blurry.

Are colored lenses safe for your eyes?

They should be safe as long as they are properly fit for your eyes by an optometrist or ophthalmologist