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Dr. Anne Sumers

Dr. Anne Sumers

Anne Sumers, MD, is an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She completed her ophthalmology residency at New York University. She has been in private practice in ophthalmology in Ridgewood, N.J., for 25 years, and has been the team ophthalmologist for the New York Football Giants for 20 years. She has a special interest in the daily work of a comprehensive ophthalmologist: contact lenses & glasses, dry eye, eye trauma and eye infections, cataract surgery, diabetes, and glaucoma.

How can my son reduce the number of ocular herpes outbreaks he has?
 
Can I use redness eye drops with my prescription eye drops for conjunctivitis?
 
Can I swim while my eyes are dilated?
 
Can I use Visine on my 5-year-old?
 
How long has OCT scanning been used in ophthalmology?
 
I have been wearing 2-week disposable contacts for eight years. All of a sudden, my contacts hardly improve my vision and are blurry.
 
Is Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) safe in a pediatric setting?
 
Do ophthalmologists prefer that those seeking eye wellness exams and vision correction exams see an optometrist, or are Eye MDs just as happy to see patients for these reasons?
 
Can you wear contacts if you have blepharitis?
 
Is it OK to keep practicing yoga normally until I see the ophthalmologist I was referred to for possible glaucoma?
 
When I woke up my eyes felt swollen and looked bloodshot. I went to the doctors to get a prescription for my eye yesterday and it already feels better but my eye lid is still puffy and purple.
 
I have a bacterial eye infection. What is the treatment of choice?
 
How can I massage for blocked tear ducts in an adult?
 
How can I relieve the burning sensation in my son’s eyes after swimming in a chlorinated swimming pool?
 
Can dry eye lead to blindness?
 
Am I allowed to take an airplane trip after having pterygium surgery?
 
What type of liquid soap can I wash my hands with before handling contacts?
 
Can you tell me if I can get a driving license if I have a detached retina?
 
My 7-year-old daughter says she is seeing tiny black spots in her left eye at the top part of her vision. What could this be?
 
I had a subconjunctival hemorrhage about a year ago. From what I have noticed, the red eye seemed to heal on its own. However, there is still a reddish-brown spot appearing after the eye healed. Is it possible to get rid of this lingering spot?
 
How concerned should I be about a diagnosis of a granuloma conjunctiva?
 
Is it safe to exercise and wear contacts after a trabeculectomy?
 
My son wears contact lenses and recently developed a red ring around the iris of one eye.
 
Can you tell me the standard recommendation for the shelf-life of over-the-counter eye drops once opened?
 
How do you medically treat eyelid eczema?
 
My child has an eye exam at noon. Should I send her back to school with dilated eyes?

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