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Dr. Richard K. Lee

Dr. Richard K. Lee

Richard K. Lee, MD, PhD, is a glaucoma specialist and an associate professor of ophthalmology, cell biology and neuroscience at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (BPEI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM). He received his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, completed a viral oncology fellowship at the Sylvester Cancer Center of the UMMSM, an internal medicine internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital/U of Miami, an ophthalmology residency at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and research and clinical glaucoma fellowships at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at UMMSM.

My 20-year-old son has uveitis as well as glaucoma caused by his medications. His IOP is measured at 17 in right eye and 18 in left eye. How do we keep the pressure low and continue the meds for the uveitis?
 
I have a 10-year-old who has been on steroid eye drops for the last 8 months for the treatment of iritis. I am concerned that we do not have a cause for this ongoing problem and that he has spent so much time on steroids. Is there any alternative?
 
What is the importance of fundoscopy?
 
Where can I purchase good quality sunglasses with UV protection that can be used for sports for my child?

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