Dr. Jamshyd Karlin is an ophthalmologist practicing in West Hills, CA. Dr. Karlin specializes in eye and vision care. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Karlin 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. Karlin 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.
New York Medical College Internship and Residency Internal Medicine 1976
St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York Ophthalmology Residency 1979
UCLA Geffen School of Medicne Assistant Clinical Instructor 2003
Medical College of Wisconsin 1973
Med Coll of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 1973
Med College Of Wisconsin 1973
Internal Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine ABIM
Ophthalmology American Board of Ophthalmology ABO
Cataract Surgery Frequently Asked Questions:When do I need cataract surgery?When you feel you need to see better in your activities of daily living, then you can talk to your ophthalmologist about cataract surgery.What is a cataract?When the lens inside the eye loses it's clarity, it's called a...
You'll see better with prescription sunglasses obviously. But if you feel comfortable enough driving with non-RX sunglasses, then that's fine. J. David Karlin, MD READ MORE
All retinal surgeons are ophthalmologists who subspecialize in retina surgery. Retinal surgeons are better at performing retinal procedures. READ MORE
She's old enough to have an ophthalmologist examine her. Most pediatricians do a cursory eye/vision exam but only ophthalmologists are equipped to perform a thorough eye exam on children (and adults). I recommend a thorough eye exam before the child starts preschool. READ MORE
Depending on the cause of the "crossed eye", eye drops, glasses, contact lenses or surgery are all options that may be appropriate. READ MORE
There are a lot of considerations before this question can be answered. Is the problem "cross eye" or "wall-eye?" Is it there all the time or sometimes? Is there evidence of "suppression" or "amblyopia?" In some cases, the surgery should not be delayed. In others, there are non-surgical treatments that can buy time until surgery is performed. READ MORE
Chlorine is an irritant that can cause redness and discomfort. In the short term, no obvious harmful effects can be seen. No one know for sure what, if any, long term effects chlorine exposure may cause. READ MORE
Yes! There are definite and probable long-term effects of chronic exposure to the UV radiation. READ MORE
Most often, the cause of your symptoms relate to dryness or UV exposure. Lubricant eye drops and sun glasses are very helpful. READ MORE
There are too many causes of red eyes to mention here. Best thing to do is have her examined by an ophthalmologist. READ MORE
Swelling is a sign of inflammation which can be due to toxins released by bacteria or a bacterial infection of the conjunctiva or the cornea. Also oxygen deprivation can be a cause. Consult your ophthalmologist. READ MORE
If it's just a stye, then no, it's not serious. But there are other things that can mimic a stye. Get it looked at. READ MORE
Yes. There are many conditions that can cause eye puffiness. Most are unrelated to the eyes and are caused by other organ problems, such as kidneys, heart, thyroid and a host of other diseases. You should see your primary doctor first. READ MORE
Diabetic eye disease can take many forms. Treatment depends on the specific part and stage of the part of the eye involved. Only any ophthalmologist can accurately diagnose and treat diabetic eye disease. READ MORE
Babies are usually born with much less pigment than they will develop later as adults. Eyes have less pigment in the newborn but will usually change color as iris pigmentation increases. So most newborn babies will have very light colored eyes but will progress to hazel, green, and brown. Some will stay blue of they don't develop pigmentation. READ MORE
Normally the vision is nearly normal by first day after surgery and improves over a few days. If there are problems such as significant astigmatism, macular degeneration, or other retinal problems, then this answer does not apply. Best thing to do is have a conversation with her doctor about what is causing the delay in visual recovery. READ MORE
Not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK surgery. People with keratoconus, a condition that affects the cornea (the front layer of the eye) are definitely NOT good surgical candidates for LASIK. Also, if your eye is changing, it's not a good idea. Risks of the surgery itself are quite rare and almost never serious. People with thin corneas may be better candidates for a different kind of procedure. Also, highly near-sighted eyes are not good candidates. People with farsightedness don't get the best results from LASIK either. Any surgery carries potential risks and a detailed candid conversation with your ophthalmologist is very important in making sure that you are a good candidate and the risks of surgery are outweighed by the benefits. READ MORE
There is no proven evidence that working on a computer damages your eyes in any way. Although fatigue and headaches are not uncommon if you work at a computer for many hours a day. Taking a break every hour or ten for five minutes with a stretch and looking far every for a minute or so can help reduce the fatigue. Also be sure that your chair is comfortable and your back is straight and you use an ergonomic keyboard. Glare screen can reduce the blue light and reduce fatigue. READ MORE
Colored contact lenses are no different from clear contact lenses. The risks are the same. Contact lenses need to be fitted properly and handled carefully. They can be associated with infections, allergies, injuries, and other complications without proper instruction and fitting. READ MORE
There is no such thing as "eye transplant". There are portions of the eye that can be replaced by donor or artificial tissue/materials. Indications for corneal, scleral, conjunctival, and retinal transplants are quite varied and the results vary from extremely successful to marginally beneficial. READ MORE
She may be suffering from dry eye syndrome or possibly blepharitis. There are other causes of these symptoms. A thorough eye exam can help determine the exact cause and therefore an effective treatment. READ MORE
Most unlikely!! Burning eyes associated with use of cosmetics are most often related to the chemical irritants or particulate matter in cosmetics. Unless you develop a serious corneal infections, it's unlikely that cosmetics will cause significant eye damage. READ MORE
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