Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery (both methods are used) that deals with the anatomy, physiology, and diseases of the eyeball and orbitAn ophthalmologist is a specialist in medical and surgical eye disease. Their credentials include a doctorate degree in medicine, followed by an additional four years of Ophthalmology residency training. They may or may not receive residency training in internal medicine, pediatrics, or general surgery before the ophthalmology residency. Additional training may be sought through a fellowship in a particular specialty of eye pathology. Ophthalmologists are allowed to medically treat eye disease, prescribe glasses or contact lenses, implement laser therapy, and perform surgery when needed. Ophthalmologists may participate in academic research on the diagnosis and treatment for eye disorders.
A partial list of the most common diseases diagnosed and treated by Ophthalmologists include:
- Macular degeneration
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Dry eyes
- Strabismus (misalignment/deviation of eyes)
- Proptosis (bulged eyes)
- Excessive tearing (nasolacrimal duct obstruction)
- Eye tumors
- Refractive surgery
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