Dr. Harry Knopf is an ophthalmologist practicing in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Knopf specializes in eye and vision care. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Knopf 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. Knopf 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.
Education and Training
Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 1967
Harvard Medical School 1967
OphthalmologyAmerican Board of OphthalmologyABO
Dr. Harry Ls Knopf MD's Expert Contributions
Depending on your surgeon, it may be only 15 min or up to 45 min. Avg about ½ hour from top to bottom… READ MORE
If a visit to an ophthalmologist is not helpful, seek out a Neuro-ophthalmologist. READ MORE
There are a few extra tests for fitting contacts. They may not be covered by the exam charge for glasses. Good luck. READ MORE
Yes, but you should rule out infection, etc. READ MORE
Yes, but you may be able to do the visit on line. READ MORE
If they are irritated from allergy or infection there may be reflex tearing. READ MORE
Look up myokymia on Google. READ MORE
You really don’t need it until your vision deteriorates. READ MORE
There is not only a single cause. You need to see an ophthalmologist. READ MORE
Go to an emergency room! READ MORE
See an eyecare specialist to check your visual system. READ MORE
Yes, but there are many other causes. See a doctor! READ MORE
The diagnosis is made by a physician READ MORE
You may find that you will need to wear them more as you age. If you are comfortable without them now , you do not need to. READ MORE
I suggest taking him for a walk or outside to play. Take his eyes away from the iPad. READ MORE
You need to see a comprehensive ophthalmologist and discuss your options. READ MORE
By and large, contacts are safe to wear if you adhere to the care instructions. READ MORE
No. True floaters are not dangerous. However, some “floaters” represent early signs of retail detachment, hemorrhage or inflammation. Should have a dilated fungus exam. READ MORE
There is no treatment for cataracts except removal and surgical implantation of a prosthetic lens. New glasses can help with vision in the early stages of cataract formation. Removal time is determined by visual symptoms. READ MORE
Usually meds (eye drops) first, but you may need a laser procedure. Filtering surgery is usually the last thing. READ MORE
The most common symptoms are light flashes, floaters and loss of part of the peripheral vision. READ MORE
Yes. The circulation into each eye is carried by small blood vessels that can be damaged by high blood pressure. READ MORE
Yes - if you get the same Rx as you already have. READ MORE
Uveitis is a general term. A specific diagnosis will more accurately predict duration. READ MORE
It is only to prevent infection while your body heals the injury. READ MORE
Individuals with floaters will visualize them in bright light, because the small pupil and bright background allows shadowing by the small particles that make up the actual vitreous floaters. The shadow appears to be larger than the actual particle. READ MORE
It is one of a group of peripheral changes of the retina seen in older patients. If there are no holes, the prognosis is good. You need to discuss it with the doctor. READ MORE
There can be a number of things to cause such a finding. You should ask your physician. READ MORE
You need to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist for possible retina problems. READ MORE
Sometimes. For high powers, cl’s give sharper vision. But mostly the difference is minimal. READ MORE
There are a number of different causes. You need to have him evaluated by an ophthalmologist. READ MORE
The recommended schedule is okay for most people. Probably best to continue. READ MORE
Yes. But many other conditions can contribute. Get an exam. READ MORE
In most cases, ophthalmologists are better trained. READ MORE
Most common reason is that the glasses are incorrect. Get another exam. READ MORE
Yes. Ophthalmologists are licensed MDs. Optometrists and opticians are not MDs. READ MORE
No. Cataract changes occur in tissue called “lens” inside the eye. If the entire lens was removed, it cannot grow back. Another cause for blurred vision needs to be found. If the lens was only partly removed, the the remaining membranes may become opaque. READ MORE
Sorry, but there are no fixed answers. It is easier to describe things you can do to treat dry eyes. If it is a genetic connection, there are no “fixes.” READ MORE
Watering has a number of causes. You need an exam by an ophthalmologist to determine what needs to be done. READ MORE
Yes. Seek out a pediatric Ophthamologist. READ MORE
It never hurts to have someone look at it. READ MORE
A pre-school checkup is always a good idea. If she is cooperative, you may take her anytime now. READ MORE
Frequent styes may be due to a skin condition called Acne Rosacea. Check with a dermatologist. READ MORE
Yes. READ MORE
My mother is highly diabetic and is not able to see very clearly. Could it be the onset of glaucoma?
Diabetes can disturb vision in several ways. Please bring your mother to an ophthalmologist for a full evaluation. Diabetes remains a leading cause of blindness but it can be prevent0ed with treatment. Please bring her! READ MORE
There are no scientific studies that I know of to support the idea that myopia can be reversed by exercise. READ MORE
Eyes watering: A patient may have watery eyes for several reasons: -Excessive tearing due to inflammation or irritation -Poor drainage of tears due to obstruction or poor lid apposition to the eye I suggest you seek help from a subspecialist in oculo plastics. READ MORE
There are no scientifically proven methods other than surgery to treat cataract that I know of. Cataract surgery is usually safe and effective in this modern era. Diabetes increases the risks, but only minimally. If he were my father and he needed surgery to see again, I would do it. Choose the best surgeon by asking others who have had surgery and then check his or her credentials. READ MORE
So far as I know, there are no dangers to stopping Restasis. The eye may get redder, since Res. is an anti-inflammatory. On the other hand, if you are allergic to Res., it may make your eye redder when you restart it. READ MORE
The answer in general is yes, but your Q is so general, I suggest you take your mother to an ophthalmologist for evaluation. READ MORE
Lumigan has few side effects, but one is notable: it can darken your eyelids, eyelashes, and your iris color (mostly in hazel or light brown eyes}. It may make the whites of your eyes red, but this effect usually improves with time. If redness persists, it may indicate an allergic reaction, especially if itching accompanies the redness. READ MORE
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness. Although most Type2 diabetics will not go blind, there is no test for uncovering the potential for blindness except a dilated exam by a trained ophthalmologist or optometrist 9 not in all states). Your doctor is correct: SEE an Ophlalmologist ASAP. READ MORE
In my experience, the two most common causes of pain after cl wear are: 1. Poorly fitting lenses, usually too 'Tight' 2 Allergy to contact lens storage solution - usually burns on insertion of lenses also HK READ MORE
- A nonsense mutation in CRYBB1 associated with autosomal dominant cataract linked to human chromosome 22q.
- A novel missense mutation in the gene for gap-junction protein alpha3 (GJA3)
- Sudden loss of vision in a middle-aged woman.
- Recurrent subconjunctival hemorrhage.
- Clinical and immunologic responses in patients with viral keratoconjunctivitis.
- Clinical and immunologic responses in patients with viral keratoconjunctivitis.
- Maculopathy in a child.
- An unusual cornea disturbance after refractive surgery.
- Recurrent uveitis after influenza vaccination.
- CHMP4B, a novel gene for autosomal dominant cataracts linked to chromosome 20q.
- Chronic red eyes. Diagnosis: allergic conjunctivitis due to airborne allergen.
- The EPHA2 gene is associated with cataracts linked to chromosome 1p.
- Considering retirement? Some things to think about.
- He who walks into walls.
- An unusual case of painful ophthalmoplegia in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.
- Wash University Med Center 1968
- George Washington University School of Medicine Program
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