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What is ophthalmology
Ophthalmology is the study of medical conditions relating to the eye. Ophthalmologists are doctors who specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of this organ.
What does an opthalmologist?
Ophthalmologists are specialists who handle all the medical aspects of eye care, including treatment, surgery and the prescription of contact lenses and glasses as well as medicines for eye problems.
What opthalmologist treats?
As they are the only medical professionals who can treat all eye disorders, ophthalmologists see a wide variety of eye conditions, including:
A mblAopia (lazy eye)
Macular degeneration (AMD) Macular
Refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, etc.)
Retinal detachment (when the retina lining the back of the eye pulls away from the blood vessels that supply it)
Diagnosis and monitoring of moderate-to-severe eye conditions.
Refractive surgery to correct vision.
Reconstructive surgery to repair trauma or birth abnormalities, such as crossed eyes.
Chronic or severe tear duct infections or blockages.
Ophthalmology is an exciting surgical specialty that encompasses many different subspecialties, including: strabismus/pediatric ophthalmology, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, retina/uveitis, anterior segment/cornea, oculoplastics/orbit, and ocular oncology.