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University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Medical Degree 1991
American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO)
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No, contact lenses would not affect intraocular pressure READ MORE
Yes, both. Refractive surgery has come along way READ MORE
Usually, unfortunately, high pressure, unless it’s very high, it is not symptomatic. If it is very high, you will have pain, light sensitivity READ MORE
I’m sorry but that that question is too vague. The short answer is yes READ MORE
Usually, yes. But it depends on how they do your surgery. There is something called a “multifocal“ intraocular lens where you can read both distance and near, and sometimes they correct one eye for distance and one for near (monovision). The biggest thing is you won’t be able to “focus“ your eyes to different positions with an intraocular lens the way you can with your own lens. READ MORE
Depends on the cause of your blurry vision. But if it is just because you need glasses, no, it doesn’t matter whether or not you wear glasses. It won’t make your vision or your prescription get better or worse. READ MORE
Generally not. Most swimming pools are chlorinated enough. But chlorine is irritating to the eyes. READ MORE
Eat a well-balanced diet, avoid the sun without sunglasses on. READ MORE
If you are having trouble reading signs when you were driving, I would get that checked out to see if you need glasses or are developing cataracts. If you are having trouble seeing things close up, you can try some over-the-counter reading glasses then see if these help. READ MORE
Probably not. It depends where the gray haze is, but if it is around the outside circle of the colored part, it will not affect your vision. READ MORE
Sometimes. It depends on what the goal is. Sometimes the lens is placed to focus at distance only and then you might need reading glasses, we’re at near only in which case you might still need some glasses for distance. Or you can get a multifocal lens which will take care of both. The lenses have different prices. You should speak to your surgeon about your options. Many people do not need glasses after cataract surgery, and many do. READ MORE
You can try a high viscosity artificial tear (usually labeled for severe dry eye) right before you go to bed. Sometimes people sleep with their eyes slightly open. Has anyone ever noticed this in you? READ MORE
If you feel you are ready to start wearing contacts, you have to except the responsibility of wearing contacts. That means being certain never to sleep in them at night, using very good hygiene when taking them in and out, not over using them over over wearing them, taking them out whenever I get irritated, and committing to the ritual of learning how to put them in. But at 16 years old, my daughter fely she was responsible enough, and if you feel that way too, there is no reason you cannot start. READ MORE
it really depends on the type of eyelid surgery you get. But for a simple blepharoplasty, there shouldn’t be so much swelling. Of course every individual is different. Your surgeon will give you advice as to how to minimize the swelling such as sleeping with your head elevated, or maybe using some ice. Good luck! READ MORE
It’s hard to wait “too long”. Sometimes, as cataracts have been there longer, they get harder and more difficult to remove, but if you are still seeing fairly well, I’m sure you have not waited too long. What should drive your decision to have cataract surgery is your vision. READ MORE
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Avoid any strenuous activity. Avoid flying on an airplane. Avoid heavy lifting. Just take it easy. You do not have to limit the use of your eyes, however. Use your postoperative drops as prescribed READ MORE
It depends how much astigmatism you have. Astigmatism is when the front of the eye is not completely round so it causes some distortion in your vision. The glasses are formed to correct for that distortion. Some astigmatism does not cause much blurriness. It depends how well you can see without your glasses. If you get glasses, you might really appreciate them. READ MORE
I would not recommend it. Wearing contacts while sleeping makes you more susceptible to several conditions caused by long-term oxygen deprivation of the cornea, such as infiltration (inflammation), and even severe infection. Even lenses that are marketed for “extended use”, I recommend my patients take them out at night. READ MORE
As long as you close your eyes you should be able to carefully wash your face. READ MORE
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- Patients’ Choice Award (2012, 2014) Year
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2014
- Maine Medical Center (1992)
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Get to know Pediatric Ophthalmologist Dr. Yvette Jockin, who serves patients in San Diego, California.
Dr. Jockin is a pediatric ophthalmologist who can be found on staff at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is the largest children’s hospital in California and provides services to San Diego, southern Riverside, and Imperial counties. The hospital has 524 beds and provides comprehensive pediatric specialties and subspecialties to patients aged 0–21.
Since Rady Children’s first opened its doors in 1954, its mission has been “to restore, sustain, and enhance the health and developmental potential of children through excellence in care, education, research, and advocacy.”
Throughout her academic career, Dr. Jockin graduated with her medical degree from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 1991. She then performed her internship at Maine Medical Center in 1992 and her residency in ophthalmology at University Hospitals in Cleveland in 1995.
A Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, she is board-certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO). The ABO is an independent, non-profit organization responsible for certifying ophthalmologists in the United States of America.
Practicing medicine in California, Dr. Jockin is affiliated with Palomar Medical Center Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Poway. She is also the Founder of Teem MD, a non-profit healthcare cooperative in San Diego.
Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Pediatric ophthalmologists are trained to diagnose, treat, and manage all children’s eye problems, as well as prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses. They are also skilled at recognizing the sometimes subtle signs of an eye problem that a baby or young child cannot describe.
Honoring her 30+ year fruitful career, Dr. Jockin is the recipient of Patients’ Choice Award (2012, 2014) and Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014).
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