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Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. An ophthalmologist is a specialist in ophthalmology. The credentials include a degree in medicine, followed by an additional four to five years of ophthalmology residency training.

People Also Ask

  • What does an ophthalmologist do?
    • An ophthalmologist diagnoses and treats all eye diseases, performs eye surgery and prescribes and fits eyeglasses and contact lenses to correct vision problems. Many ophthalmologists are also involved in scientific research on the causes and cures for eye diseases and vision disorders.
  • What is the difference between optometrist and ophthalmologist?
    • An optometrist is an eye doctor that can examine, diagnose, and treat your eyes. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who can perform medical and surgical interventions for eye conditions. An optician is a professional who can help fit eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision-correcting devices.
  • What is the study of the eye?
    • 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 are the 3 types of eye doctors?
    • There are three different types of eye care practitioners: optometrists, opticians, and ophthalmologists.
  • What diseases does an ophthalmologist treat?
    • Cataracts
    • Cornea and external eye diseases, including blepharitis
    • Dry eyes
    • Glaucoma
    • Injuries and trauma
    • Keratoconus
    • Pediatric ophthalmology, including adult strabismus, amblyopia, esotropia (crossed eyes), and exotropia
    • Refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia (age-related farsightedness)
    • Uveitis
    • Vitreoretinal diseases, including diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration

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