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Dr. Eduardo C. Alfonso

Dr. Eduardo C. Alfonso

Eduardo C. Alfonso, MD, professor and chairman of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, is a cornea specialist whose work on ocular infectious diseases is known internationally. He earned a bachelor of science from Yale College (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and a medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. He completed an ophthalmology residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute where he would later return to join the faculty. He completed three fellowships at Harvard University School of Medicine: a corneal and external disease fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, an ophthalmic pathology fellowship at the David G. Cogan Eye Pathology Laboratory, and a research fellowship at the Howe Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

I am experiencing a continuous bright spot in my vision in one eye.
 
How many hours of close work are advisable after a high pressure reading by my optician?
 
Is there a minimum recommended age to let children start wearing glasses?
 
I'm pregnant and have cataracts and retinopathy of prematurity. Could my vision get worse as my pregnancy progresses?
 
Are Xperio glasses beneficial for my eyes if I have AMD?
 
What causes objects to appear to become smaller and move away from you? This usually happens just at bedtime.
 
I've been diagnosed with calcium deposits behind my eyes--what causes this and what is the treatment, if any?
 
If you have a stye in your eye and it bleeds a little, does that mean it's draining?
 
I just started wearing eyeglasses and now my nose hurts. What should I do about this?
 
In routine yearly eye exams for contact lenses, would Fuchs’ dystrophy be detected?
 
I have a red bump on the inside of my eyelid. It does not hurt but I can feel it when I touch my eyelid. What is it?
 
I have highly myopic eyes and read that this condition carries an increased risk of retinal detachment resulting from trauma to the head. I know boxing and kickboxing are discouraged, but what about intense cardio workouts, weight training
 
If I leave my gas permeable lens solution at home, is it OK to use solution for soft lenses?
 
Are there any ophthalmologically endorsed eye makeup brands? I've recently been diagnosed with blepharitis and wish to use only those brands that have been tested ophthalmologically?

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