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Dr. Jonathan Adam Adler, M.D.

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Jonathan Adler is an ophthalmologist practicing in Bradenton, FL. Dr. Adler specializes in eye and vision care. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Adler 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. Adler 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.
32 years Experience
Dr. Jonathan Adam Adler, M.D.
  • Bradenton, Florida
  • Georgetown Univ Sch of Med, Washington Dc
  • Accepting new patients

My eyes are sensitive to lights. What does it mean?

The symptoms could be dry eye related or cataract-like symptoms. You could try using artificial tears, but if not improved, you need to get your eyes examined by an eye care professional. READ MORE
The symptoms could be dry eye related or cataract-like symptoms. You could try using artificial tears, but if not improved, you need to get your eyes examined by an eye care professional.

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

Usually, the day of LASIK you will get some relaxing medicine prior to procedure. Some give 10mg Valium. Then, you are taken back to a LASIK suite and laid down under a microscope. READ MORE
Usually, the day of LASIK you will get some relaxing medicine prior to procedure. Some give 10mg Valium. Then, you are taken back to a LASIK suite and laid down under a microscope. Next, a gentle wire lid speculum is placed to keep your lids open. You will not be able to close the eye that is being worked on.

Can optometrists treat glaucoma, or should I go to an ophthalmologist?

Optometrists can diagnose and medically treat glaucoma . For laser or surgical options you need to see an ophthalmologist

Can glaucoma cause blindness?

If glaucoma picked up early and treated it is unlikely you will go blind. With relatives with glaucoma you should be monitored with pressure checks and glaucoma tests such as field READ MORE
If glaucoma picked up early and treated it is unlikely you will go blind. With relatives with glaucoma you should be monitored with pressure checks and glaucoma tests such as field testing , OCT and other tests.

Headaches from glasses. Is it serious?

Your prescription could be off. This could cause eye strain, which could give you headaches. I would go back to the doctor and have your prescription checked.

Can crossed eyes be corrected?

Yes it can be corrected with eye muscle surgery. You would need to see a board certified pediatric ophthalmologist to have this evaluated

Can an ophthalmologist write medication prescriptions?

Yes, absolutely, an ophthalmologist is either an MD or DO which are both doctors that can write any oral or topical eye meds.

Can a cataract recur in a person?

Cataracts cannot reoccur. What can happen over time after cataract surgery is the membrane we leave behind from your natural lens to hold the implant in place can become cloudy READ MORE
Cataracts cannot reoccur. What can happen over time after cataract surgery is the membrane we leave behind from your natural lens to hold the implant in place can become cloudy over time and may require a laser procedure to clear up your vision. You would need to go to eyecare professional to have a dilated exam and have this evaluated.

Why are my father's eyes watering after his cataract surgery?

Eyes usually temporarily get dryer after cataract surgery. In the immediate post-op days, he could be feeling the incision, which can make him tear. When the eye gets dry, we get READ MORE
Eyes usually temporarily get dryer after cataract surgery. In the immediate post-op days, he could be feeling the incision, which can make him tear. When the eye gets dry, we get reflex treating. Try non-preserved artificial tears. If this is not enough, there are other drops and procedures that could help, but you would need to see an eye care professional.

I have a bug bite in my eye. Will it settle on its own?

It may settle down with non-preserved artificial tears every few hours. If it continues to get redder and more irritated, you will need to see an eye care doctor. You may need READ MORE
It may settle down with non-preserved artificial tears every few hours. If it continues to get redder and more irritated, you will need to see an eye care doctor. You may need antibiotics and possibly steroid drops.

My eyes are really dry. What should I do?

There is restasis and xiidra that are by prescription and need to be used every 12 hours on a continuous basis. They help the tear gland to produce tears. Also, there is a quick READ MORE
There is restasis and xiidra that are by prescription and need to be used every 12 hours on a continuous basis. They help the tear gland to produce tears. Also, there is a quick in-office procedure called punctal plugs that help keep the tears on the eye. They block updrainage system. For anything more than tear drops, you need to see an eye care doctor.

Does a stye in a child need an antibiotic?

If the whole eyelid is not red and there is just a new bump and it’s soft, you should try warm compresses every 3 hours. If this makes it drain, you do not need antibiotics. If READ MORE
If the whole eyelid is not red and there is just a new bump and it’s soft, you should try warm compresses every 3 hours. If this makes it drain, you do not need antibiotics. If it is red across the lid, it could be a cellulitis, which can become serious and does require antibiotics.

When is a vitrectomy used?

It can be used for several different vitreous or retinal diseases. Likely could be a vitreous hemmohage that is not clearing up. It could be for a macular wrinkle and would include READ MORE
It can be used for several different vitreous or retinal diseases. Likely could be a vitreous hemmohage that is not clearing up. It could be for a macular wrinkle and would include removing membrane with the vitrectomy. It could be a retinal detachment. You would have to ask her surgeon the exact reason.

What causes Behcet's disease in a person and how can it be treated?

It is usually treatment with immune suppressants, i.e., steroids or other autoimmune meds.

What is the prognosis of diabetic eye disease?

The risk for developing ocular problems from diabetes increases with the length of time you have had diabetes. With your mom having blurred vision, it could be from diabetes. She READ MORE
The risk for developing ocular problems from diabetes increases with the length of time you have had diabetes. With your mom having blurred vision, it could be from diabetes. She needs to have full dilated eye exam.

I have slight pain in my right eyes and I am seeing spots frequently. What could be wrong?

The spots are more concerning. It could be a retinal tear, but floaters are usually not unusual, but it should be looked at by an eye care professional. The pain could be as simple READ MORE
The spots are more concerning. It could be a retinal tear, but floaters are usually not unusual, but it should be looked at by an eye care professional. The pain could be as simple as dryness and you could try artificial tears.

I have a problem driving at night. Is there any way to fix it?

Depends on your age If you have cataract that can make night driving difficult with glare and halos also dry eyes can cause this. You should be examined to find out cause. It also READ MORE
Depends on your age If you have cataract that can make night driving difficult with glare and halos also dry eyes can cause this. You should be examined to find out cause. It also could be as simple as needing prescription night driving glass to correct even mild nearsightedness and astigmatism

What are the precautions to be taken after laser surgery?

You should avoid contact sports such as basketball or wear goggles during these activities. Even long term flap years can happen with sharp contact to the eye

second eye cataract removal

It is not necessary to get the second eye done now. If there is a big imbalance between your eye prescriptions, you could benefit from second eye surgery. If you see poorly out READ MORE
It is not necessary to get the second eye done now. If there is a big imbalance between your eye prescriptions, you could benefit from second eye surgery. If you see poorly out of the second eye and you're not getting it done because the first eye sees well, that is your choice. The second eye cataract will progress at its own rate and when the sight bothers you, get it done then.

Why are my eyes watering after cataract surgery?

Likely nothing wrong. The eye generally gets drier usually temporarily for a month or two after surgery. This makes the eye test. You can try artificial tears for a few days. If READ MORE
Likely nothing wrong. The eye generally gets drier usually temporarily for a month or two after surgery. This makes the eye test. You can try artificial tears for a few days. If no improvement, see your cataract surgeon.