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Dr. Abdhish Bhavsar

Dr. Abdhish Bhavsar

Abdhish Bhavsar, MD, is a retina specialist in Minneapolis. He received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his internship at Duke University and his ophthalmology residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He completed his retina fellowship at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA.

Can a child be born with a macular hole?
 
Can you fly in an airplane with a wrinkle on the retina?
 
How can a wrinkle on the retina be corrected without surgery?
 
What might cause scarring of the retina in a 20-year-old?
 
Do flashes always signal a tear or detachment? Is it possible that the flash is temporary?
 
There is now a generic supplement on the market for Ocuvite 50. Is it a reasonable facsimile of Ocuvite?
 
I recently read that there will be laser surgery available for macular degeneration soon. What do you know about this?
 
Is there another treatment for macular edema besides injection that you can recommend?
 
What could a dark circle on the retina signify?
 
What is the earliest age one might be diagnosed with wet macular degeneration?
 
What are the treatments for an eye stroke and can you regain full eyesight?
 
Is nerve inflammation present in ischemic optic neuropathy?
 
If I choose not to have retinal hole surgery will this condition become worse or will it stay the same?
 
Can I use an inversion table for my back a year after retina reattachment surgery with a buckle?
 
I have central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). If the swelling in the optic nerves is eliminated and they go back to normal size, can the vein then return to normal functioning?
 
What medication would be injected into the arm as a treatment for branch retinal vein occlusion which could make one vomit within one hour after the injection?
 
I lost vision in my non-dominant eye due to a maverick blood clot in a vein to my retina. Can this be fixed? Are there any tricks to manage it better?
 
My 89-year-old mother detached her retina this past summer. Reattachment surgery was not successful. What can be done to help her cope with the flashes?
 
My husband was told the vein in his retina is blocked. He has severely decreased vision.
 
Post-surgical repair of a partial detachment and torn retina has caused scarring. What can be done to resolve this?
 
The retinal surgeon showed me that my retinas continue to thin. What can be done?
 
What is the surgery for fluid between retina and membrane?
 
My 12-year-old son was told by an eye doctor that he has a black spot in his optic nerve. She wants him to go to a specialist.
 
What is peripapillary atrophy and how is it treated?
 
I have macular puckering retina. Can this be treated without surgery? What is involved?
 
Can antidepressants cause macular drusen and, in the long term, macular degeneration?
 
Can lack of oxygen cause wet macular degeneration? I had maxillofacial surgery and went into respiratory failure. I was kept on a ventilator for about two weeks and in a drug-induced coma. Since that time I had the vision loss.
 
My husband has vision loss in his left eye between positions of 12 and 2 but not in the center of his eyesight. Could this still be macular degeneration? This occurred suddenly, not slowly.
 
Why does it feel like something is rubbing against my eye when I blink?
 
I am a 50-year-old woman. I suddenly lost sight in my left eye and had a solid white light instead, which then began to pulsate. Within ten minutes it went away. What does this mean?
 
I got hit with a ball on the eye. During the day I see fine, but at night I see a dark spot at the bottom of my vision. What does this symptom mean and how is it treated?
 
My boyfriend was born with retinitis pigmentosa. He is 31 years old and has tunnel blindness and nighttime blindness. He has been taking vitamin A to prolong his vision, which continues to get worse. Most websites say there is no treatment or cure
 
I am a diabetic and I take "Ocuvite Adult 50+." Will this help my vision?
 
What is the normal recovery time period after macular hole surgery?
 
My husband has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. He’s working hard on keeping his blood sugar under control, and he’s even exercising again. But I’m worried because I read that diabetes can affect your eyesight. Should I be?
 
Friday I was diagnosed with a retinal detachment and given a gas injection to the eye. I went back the next day and he lasered the tears shut and said everything looked good. However, I can still see the gas bubble in my eye. When does that go away?
 
How is a diabetic retinopathy exam performed?
 
I was recently diagnosed with early onset diabetes and my vision is blurry at times. What does this mean and should I go in for an eye exam soon?
 
Recently I noticed floaters and flashes in my left eye and the eye specialist I went to said I had a vitreous detachment. He recommended I let him "weld" the detachment with a laser. Is this the right procedure and is it safe?
 
What are the warning signs of a retinal detachment? My son was hit fairly hard on the side of his head with the soccer ball during a game, and I want to make sure that he doesn’t have any problems.
 
What does a diagnosis of posterior vitreous detachment mean? Does one have to be careful about traveling or taking a plane when this problem is happening?
 
My mother has macular degeneration and is receiving the injections for it. What is her long-term prognosis? Will she be able to keep the vision she has now ... will she eventually go blind?
 
My mother is 90 and has macular degeneration. I am 58, should I be taking any special supplements?
 
What medication is in the shot that is given in your eye for macular degeneration?

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