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Timothy D McGarity, M.D.  
Male, 39
Columbia, MO

Specialties: Ophthalmology, LASIK, cataracts, glaucoma

Interests: LASIK, Cataract Surgery
Timothy D. McGarity, M.D. P.C.
LASIK
(573) 441-7070
Columbia, MO
My Posts
Apr 21, 2014 in the Eye Care Expert Forum - 1
It would be extremely rare for the laser to have caused this to happen, but I would ask that question to the retina specialist. Best wishes, Timothy D. McGarity, Medical Doctor, Ophthalmologist
Apr 21, 2014 in the Eye Care Expert Forum - 1
You need to have an evaluation with your ophthalmologist or at the very least your physician. Best wishes, Timothy D. McGarity, Medical Doctor, Ophthalmologist
Apr 21, 2014 in the Eye Care Expert Forum - 3
Again, agree with flossy93. Let me add a couple of other reasons why vision begins to change. There's a phenomenon called decoupling whereby the human cornea has spherical aberration and the human crystalline lens has asphericity. As the crystalline lens begins to change (see flossy's comments) it also loses some of that asphericity...this means the...
Apr 21, 2014 in the Eye Care Expert Forum - 1
This sounds like a scotoma (aka a black or dark spot in your vision). You need to have a dilated ophthalmic examination to make certain there is nothing wrong with your retinas. Best wishes, Timothy D. McGarity, Medical Doctor, Ophthalmologist
Apr 14, 2014 in the Eye Care Expert Forum - 4
That helps. This sounds more like retinal stimulation from eye muscle strain. If there is any type of focal pressure on the back of the eye, your retina will have a stimulation. Try this: close your eyelids and look left; keep your eyes shut and with your right index finger, gently exert pressure through the eyelids to the right outer aspect of your eye. Does...
Apr 14, 2014 in the Eye Care Expert Forum - 1
How long was the surgery? You could be experiencing macular problems. One cause could be extremely bright light exposure for too much time. How long was you cataract surgery. There is a condition called Photoxicity Maculopathy. This often improves over weeks, though not fully in all. Best wishes, Timothy D. McGarity, Medical Doctor, Ophthalmologist
Apr 14, 2014 in the Eye Care Expert Forum - 1
It sounds like you are experiencing "Positive Dysphotopsia." The cure would be IOL exchange. The diagnosis is confirmed with pupil dilation as this will relieve your symptoms. Best wishes, Timothy D. McGarity, Medical Doctor, Ophthalmologist
Apr 14, 2014 in the Eye Care Expert Forum - 1
This could be related to an allergy or a condition called blepharochalasis. Try some allergy pill with an antihistamine. This may provide some relief. Otherwise, I don't know what the diagnosis may be. Best wishes, Timothy D. McGarity, Medical Doctor, Ophthalmologist
Apr 14, 2014 in the Eye Care Expert Forum - 1
If the eye drops don't bring down the pressure, then surgery is inevitable. It may be safe to postpone surgery for a year as long as there's no progression in the nerve damage. It sounds like your doctor is recommending surgery. Can you seek a second opinion from a pediatric ophthalmologist? Best wishes, Timothy D. McGarity, Medical Doctor, Ophtha...
Apr 14, 2014 in the Eye Care Expert Forum - 1
I'll assume the vision problem with vertical lines is with the left eye. It's difficult to say for certain, but if the eye is "fully healed' then you may be left with these symptoms. If the eye is still healing and maybe there's some residual retinal edema, then this may resolve. Best wishes, Timothy D. McGarity, Medical Doctor, Oph...