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Dr. Lee Duffner

Dr. Lee Duffner

Lee Duffner, MD, is a comprehensive ophthalmologist in Hollywood, Fla. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and interned in general medicine at Stanford University. Following three years of military service, he was an ophthalmology resident at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

Is there any procedure to repair a torn iris?
 
What eye disease can be triggered by Azulfidine?
 
I am unable to see anything during sun light. My vision is absolutely blind in sun light and it reflects back and also color is not visible in normal light or in sunlight. What’s wrong with me?
 
Is there any treatment that will help a broken blood vessel in the eye? How long will it take to heal?
 
Can stress cause temporary visual loss/disturbance?
 
I need reading glasses. Is it better to use separate glasses or bifocals?
 
When I move my hand in front of my face I see my hand leaving a trace between the first and the last positions of my hand movement.
 
I have a small white boil near the pupil on the white part of the eye. It’s not painful, but has some irritation. Is this anything to worry about?
 
What causes an “eye blister” to form in the eye? How serious is it and how do you get rid of it?
 
My daughter has uveitis. The ophthalmologist sent her to her regular doctor for tests and x-rays to see if there are any underlying issues. Is this the logical next step?
 
My husband has had an eye infection for several weeks now. Finally went to doctor who was perplexed but prescribed zithromax and antibiotic eye drops. Became very nauseated and switched over to augmentin.
 
Can lingering heavy bombardment radiation cause eye problems in very young men?
 
Is there anything that can be done about a very visible red blood vessel that I have in the white of my eye? I do wear contact lenses.
 
Is it possible for chemo use to cause changes in your eye sight?
 
What is map-dot-fingerprint corneal dystrophy? I have just been diagnosed with this.
 
What may be the cause and solution of an inflamed/swollen lacrimal gland (per an MRI)?
 
Is herpes simplex 2 contagious? Is the virus progressive enough to cause blindness?
 
I was poked in the eye with a finger and immediately felt dizzy and had double images in my eye. Now my eye often gets painful, sensitive to light and it's red.
 
I have redness, extreme sensitivity to light, soreness and discoloration around my iris. What could this be?
 
I am working in outdoor places under the sun, sometimes all day. What sunglasses are suitable for me?
 
I have keratoconus. Is this a refractive eye error?
 
What would cause my eyelids and tear glands to be red, each morning?
 
When should you get your eyes checked?
 
Can sitting too close to the TV damage your eyes?
 
I have chronic dry eye and have used all kinds of over-the-counter drops and prescription drops but nothing seems to help. Is there anything else besides surgery?
 
Can wearing contacts make astigmatism worse? My astigmatism has changed 50% since I started wearing contacts.
 
Do you apply a chemical ice pack to an eye injury or not?
 
I am both nearsighted and farsighted and began wearing my glasses full time about five years ago at age 48.
 
I am not sure whether I should get my eye examination done from an ophthalmologist or from an optometrist. Please clarify from whom should I get my annual eye examination.
 
I do have allergies but I never had my eyes secrete mucus matter and water like they are doing for the past two days. I got some over-the-counter eyedrops that have an antihistamine in it.
 
I was wondering how dangerous circle lenses are (they are the enlarging contact lenses)? Would it still be okay if I were to clean them often and wear them only for about six hours?
 
My daughter has bumps on the edge of the eyelid by her eyelashes. At first the bumps would come out and go back in. Now they have been on the edge of her eyelid for a long time.
 
My son is only 11 and he wants to wear contacts, I think he's too young. Is there a specific age for contact wearers?
 
The last two mornings I have had severe red and burning eyes after I put in my contacts. I take them out and then my eyes continue to burn and tear. I have worn contacts for a long time.
 
What are the advantages of anti-reflective coatings on eyeglasses, if any? And what is the benefit of getting polycarbonate lenses instead of plastic ones?

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