Dr. Jeevan Mathura is an ophthalmologist practicing in Washington, DC. Dr. Mathura specializes in eye and vision care. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Mathura 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. Mathura 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
Northwestern University Fellow, Diseases of the Retina 2003
Georgetown University B.S. 1989
Howard University Medical School MD
University of Maryland At Baltimore / Professional Schools 1993
American Board of Ophthalmology
Dr. Jeevan Mathura MD's Expert Contributions
Good evening and thank you for the question. This is extremely difficult to diagnose without a complete eye exam. Yes, it could be as simple as dry eye, or it could be something much more serious such as optic neuritis. You could certainly start with over-the-counter lubricant eye drops, but if the pain doesn’t resolve quickly, I would not wait to see an ophthalmologist. Jeevan Mathura, Jr., MD READ MORE
Greetings! It could take weeks to months and could even be longer should your mother have diabetes, for example, and develop some type of complication such as macular edema. READ MORE
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- What Affects Night Vision?
Problems with night vision is a very common problem. Most of the night vision problems, like halos, blurred vision, and night blindness, may be treated. Some of these may also be a sign of congenital medical condition, like retinitis pigmentosa. A number of other conditions, like exposure to the sun...
- Can I Have Cataract Surgery on Both Eyes at the Same Time?
When your doctor determines that both eyes have a cataract, the eye having a denser cataract will be operated on first. After a couple of days or weeks, the second eye can then be operated on.This approach gives the first eye time to recover and the vision to stabilize as you wait for another...
- What Tests Determine Conjunctivitis?
Conjunctivitis is a very unpleasant eye condition that may cause discomfort and pain in the eyes. This disease has to be medically treated. Thus, it’s important to determine the causes and triggers of this disease. If you suspect that you have conjunctivitis, you should visit an ophthalmologist to...
- What are the Signs and Symptoms of Rosacea?
Rosacea is a very common skin condition that frequently affects people aged above 30 years. It produces redness on your cheeks, nose, and forehead. Although it commonly affects women, more severe symptoms occur in males. Approximately 16 million people are affected in the United States alone, and it...
- What Are the Symptoms and Treatment Options for Blepharitis?
Blepharitis refers to the inflammation of the eyelid resulting in red and itchy eyes. This is a very common eye condition and can affect people of all age groups. It is not a very serious condition and will not affect one's vision in the future. Yet, blepharitis can be very uncomfortable and...
- What Could a Swollen Eyelid Mean?
Your eyelid’s skin is stretchy and loose with a thickness of less than 1 mm. Your eyelids can swell if there is a buildup of fluid in the tissues that surround your eyes.In most cases, swollen eyelids are not a cause for concern and can return back to its normal shape and size after a few days....
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