Ask an EyeMD

Dr. Heltzer and Dr. Chaudhary are on a special panel with the American Academy of Ophthalmology to answer eye care care questions generated by patients around the world with Ask an Eye MD. If you have a question to ask, submit it here.
Read some of the previous answers given by our experts: 


1. What is a technician in an ophthalmologist’s office trained or permitted to do to and for the patient?
2. I’m having a lump on my bottom eyelid removed and the eye doctor said he has to send it to the lab to be examined under a microscope to see what it is. What are those people called?
3. What is a xanthomas and how is it treated?
4. Can a stye begin as a red spot just inside of the lower lid?
5. I’m experiencing the symptoms of eye sensitivity to light, pain under my eyeball, pressure on my eye, and difficulty keeping my eye open. Do these symptoms point to anything that can be a cause of major concern?
6. Is dilation required for the regular check-up of an 11-year-old who has mild myopia?
7. Is it possible to get an acurate exam with someone who is not able to follow instructions?
8. I cut the white part of my eye with my sharp fingernail and now there is a blood spot. Will it be OK or should I see an Eye M.D.?
9. How do you remove whiteheads and red scaly bumps from your eyelid?
10. A bluish-gray discoloration in the white of the eye is a symptom of what?
11. What is the reason for different colors of cups or hoods of eyedroppers?
12. Is there any blood in a nevus?
13. If a person’s eyesight is all right but he or she is not able to open eyes in normal day light, what sort of disease is this?
14. I have periodic checks done of my eye “freckle” and it shows no change. Should I be concerned?