Ophthalmology is a mixed medical and surgical specialty. There are many diverse ophthalmological problems encountered in all around the world. particularly in an increasingly aged population. Ophthalmology practice is very diverse, dealing with a variety of issues and clinical conditions.
What conditions do they treat?
- retinal conditions, such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy
- corneal conditions
- cases involving children or childhood eye conditions
- cases with a neurological cause or component, such as optic nerve problems, abnormal eye movements, double vision, and some kinds of vision loss
- cases involving complex surgical procedures, such as reconstructive surgery or advanced vision repair
What procedures do they do?
Pinterestdiagnosis and monitoring of moderate-to-severe eye conditions
- cataract surgery
- glaucoma surgery
- refractive surgery to correct vision
- cancer treatment
- reconstructive surgery to repair trauma or birth abnormalities, such as crossed eyes
- chronic or severe tear duct infections or blockages
- neoplasm (tumor, cyst, or foreign object) removal
- monitoring or consulting on cases relating to other conditions, such as diabetic retinopathy or immune conditions
- injections around the eyes and face to alter facial structure function and appearance
- repairing torn or detached retinas
- corneal transplants
Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery
According to eye health authorities, most people should have an ophthalmologist perform a complete eye exam before the age of 40 years to establish a baseline profile of their eye health.