Ophthalmology

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 additional four to five years of ophthalmology residency training.

What is General Ophthalmology?
General Ophthalmology 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.

Do I need an optometrist or an ophthalmologist?
An optometrist may perform an eye exam and write a prescription for corrective lenses, while an optician may fill that prescription.
An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specializes in all aspects of eye care including diagnosis, management, and surgery of ocular diseases and disorders.

What can a eye test detect?
Along with eye-related concerns, eye doctors may even be able to detect other health issues during a comprehensive eye exam. Diabetes— Diabetes affects the small capillaries in the retina of the eyes. These blood vessels may leak blood or a yellowish fluid, and this may be discovered in an eye exam.

How can you tell if diabetes is affecting your eyes?
Hyperglycemia can negatively affect every part of your body, including your eyes. Blurry vision is often one of the first warning signs of diabetes. Your vision may be blurry because fluid is leaking into the lens of your eye. For many people, as blood sugar levels stabilize, so does their vision.

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