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Dr. Omar R. Chaudhary

Dr. Omar R. Chaudhary

Omar Chaudhary, MD, is a corneal, cataract, and dry eye specialist in Bethesda, Md. Following undergraduate studies at Duke University, Dr. Chaudary earned his medical degree from the Yale School of Medicine, where he was awarded the prestigious Parker Prize, given by the faculty to the medical student with the best qualities of a successful physician. More recently, Dr. Chaudhary completed his Ophthalmology Residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a Cornea and External Disease Fellowship at the University of Southern California, Doheny Eye Institute in Los Angeles.

In his spare time, Dr. Chaudhary is an avid basketball player, snowboarder, and golfer.

If I have Fuchs’ dystrophy, which type of contact lens should I wear?
 
Is there a generic drug for Restasis (a drug used to treat dry eye) yet?
 
What might happen if I delay getting a corneal transplant for a corneal opacity?
 
How can I relieve pain caused by a corneal abrasion at home before seeing a doctor?
 
Should I wear a medic alert bracelet because my pupils are naturally different sizes?
 
Can I develop a nevus (brown spot) on the white of my eye later in life?
 
Can you have a cosmetic iris implant surgery if you have a detached retina?
 
I have pink eye and an old prescription of Vigamox. Can I take that to help cure it?
 
How long can I keep using Tetracaine Ophthalmic Solution once it's opened?
 
How can I figure out what skin products are irritating my eyes?
 
Is it possible to have visible blood vessels in the white of the eye removed via laser surgery?
 
How long should one wait to fly after a partial corneal transplant?
 
Every few days it feels like there is something in my eye for a while.
 
What should I do after getting raw chicken juice in my eye?
 
Is it dangerous to leave a pinguecula untreated?
 
Can I use post-cataract surgery drops that have been exposed to extreme heat?
 
I am a 58-year-old female and have noticed a milky crescent on the upper portion of my iris. What is this an indication of?
 
As far back as I can remember I have had raised yellowish bumps in the whites of both of my eyes. I was told it was called sailor's eye. Should I be worried?
 
After my surgery for pterygium, is it conceivable that it will grow back for the third time?
 
Can symptoms from Fuchs' dystrophy be confused with symptoms of glaucoma?
 
Can I continue to work as a welder if I've had a pterygium?
 
Is there a reason eye specialists wait so long to do a cornea transplant in a person with Fuchs' disease (a condition that harms the inner layer of the cornea)?
 
Can eye rubbing cause keratoconus?
 
How unusual is it for recurrent corneal erosion (a condition that causes the cornea to wear away over time) to be caused, at least in part, by blepharitis (a condition that causes inflamed and irritated eyelids)?
 
Should I be seen by a doctor if one pupil suddenly has become dilated?
 
Should I seek treatment after exposing my eyes to intense heat from my oven?
 
Is there a home remedy for blocked tear duct?
 
How come there is no corneal cancer even though it is exposed to continuous radiation?
 
What medication is available over the counter to help treat a corneal ulcer?
 
What is the treatment for corneal edema?
 
How safe is corneal transplantation for someone who has glaucoma?
 
If contacts are left in someone’s eyes for too long and Visine and saline solution create a burning sensation, would coconut oil be an effective alternative?
 
Can you be born with keratoconus?
 
How can an Eye MD differentiate between dry eye and blocked tear duct?
 
My husband had some rust and metal fragments removed from his eye five days ago. He is having severe light sensitivity.
 
A friend of mine is boiling water and adding a bit of honey to them and using this as eyedrops to "lighten" her eyes. Is it healthy? Is it dangerous?
 
Can the fungi from athlete’s foot be transferred to the eye?
 
Is it safe to put food coloring in your eyes for a scary Halloween effect?
 
What are the side effects of lubricating eye drops?
 
What does it mean that I have 'recessed orbits'?
 
I have a deep cut on the sclera. Is there any threat to my vision and do I need to undergo surgery?
 
There is something that appears to look like a tear in my eye near my pupil. If it is a tear what can be done?
 
Would scleroplasty or sclerotomy be beneficial for a patient with high myopia that is progressive at around one diopter annually?
 
What is punctate keratitis?
 
My 5-year-old has a gray spot on the white of her eye. I was just wondering what may cause this.
 
Can erythromycin be used for a corneal abrasion?
 
Can you actually change the color of one's eye through corneal transplantation?
 
When I press on my eyes when they're closed they feel abnormally soft and squishy.
 
Can optical melanoma spread to other parts of the body?
 
I have periodic checks done of my eye "freckle" and it shows no change. Should I be concerned?

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