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Dr. Aaron Weingeist

Dr. Aaron Weingeist

Aaron Weingeist, MD, is a cataract and refractive surgeon in Seattle. He obtained his medical degree from The University of Iowa, Roy J. Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa. He completed his internship in internal medicine, followed by a three-year residency in ophthalmology, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.

Are there certain foods or vitamins that will decrease your chances of getting glaucoma?
 
About once or twice a month I have these strange pulsing images in both my eyes. I can see them even when I close my eyes.
 
I'm having an in-hospital biopsy and removal of a cyst on the surface of my eye. What can I expect and can you tell me more about this?
 
I’m experiencing intense itching mostly on the lower inner lid of one eye. This has been going on for about a month. What could it be?
 
What causes a light circle around the pupil of each eye?
 
How do you treat scleritis and how long does it take to resolve?
 
I was punched by an elbow on my eye by accident almost 2 days ago. It was painful but it was looking normal. This afternoon I noticed blood on my eye, blurry vision and a very light pain.
 
Does altitude affect floaters?
 
I have recurring uveitis. It comes back once or twice a year.
 
Are fluorescent lights worse for your eyes than incandescent lights?
 
How can I tell if I have an eye infection or pink eye? My eye started watering last night and now it is slightly swollen and pink. What should I do for it?
 
I work with computers all day (nine hours) and I use the computer at home a lot and read books. How much damage am I doing to my eyes and how long would you recommend the use of computers?
 
My husband believes that the UV coating on his prescription lenses is enough to protect his eyes from the sun. What recommendations do you have concerning prescription lenses with UV coating versus sunglasses? Thank you.
 
How do I know if a floater is a sign of a serious problem? Also are there general timelines for how long floaters last?
 
A small tree branch snapped back and hit my left eye. My eye is bloodshot and I don't know how to treat it.
 
How long should you wait if you think you have a stye before seeing a doctor?
 
I am a 45-year-old female. I have always had 20/20 vision. Over the past few months, I have had to rely on reading glasses on and off. I contributed this to age factor.
 
This morning while working on my computer, I was having bright wavy lines fluctuating in my vision. I couldn't read or focus at distances and after 30 minutes it went away. Any idea what might be going on?

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