Dr. Joseph Kamerling is an ophthalmologist practicing in Barrington, NJ. Dr. Kamerling specializes in eye and vision care. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Kamerling 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. Kamerling 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
Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 1989
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University 1989
OphthalmologyAmerican Board of OphthalmologyABO
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An instrument called a lid speculum is used to keep your eyes open. So don’t worry about that. READ MORE
Color contacts are fine. However, like all contact lenses, she needs to see an ophthalmologist or optometrist to fit her in the proper ones. READ MORE
Only an ophthalmologist can do cataract surgery. I would look for one with a lot of experience and good reviews 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. 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. Sincerely, Joseph Kamerling 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. READ MORE
They should be safe as long as they are properly fit for your eyes by an optometrist or ophthalmologist READ MORE
- Macular Degeneration
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Multiple Sclerosis (ms)
- Type 2 Diabetes
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- Cooper Hosp/Univ Med Ctr, Ophthalmology; Cooper Hosp/Univ Med Ctr, Internal Medicine
- Cooper Medical School of Rowan University/Cooper University Hospital Program
- Cooper University Health Care
Professional Society Memberships
- American Academy of Optometry
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Cataracts are defined as the clouding of lens in your eye. The clear lens of your eye becomes increasingly foggy causing a great deal of issues with eyesight. The effects of cataracts can be felt more strongly at night sometimes due to the poor visibility conditions which prevail already. Cataracts...
- What Are Congenital Cataracts?
Cataracts can be present at birth – which is termed as congenital, and in other cases can develop later in life. Various studies have shown an estimation that one out of every 250 children will develop a cataract either prior to birth or during childhood. While the exact cause is unknown,...
- What Is Tay-Sachs Disease?
IntroductionTay-Sachs disease is a genetic disorder that affects the brain's nerve cells. Individuals who have this disorder lacks a type of protein that is needed to break down fatty substances in the brain. Without this protein, fatty substances accumulate in the brain to toxic levels, which...
- What is Dry Eye?
Dry eyes are a condition in which the eyes do not get enough moisture and lubrication from tears. It is the tears that provides constant moisture to the eyes, which is very important for comfort of viewing. It is a very common condition in the population, particularly in people above 40-years-old....
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