Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. An ophthalmologist is a specialist in medical and surgical eye problems. Since ophthalmologists perform operations on eyes, they are both surgical and medical specialists. A multitude of diseases and conditions can be diagnosed from the eye.
Our eyes are very important in our every day life and it is important to keep them as healthy as possible. They allow us to see where we are going, to read, write, and see colors. Some conditions that may affect the eyes are cataracts, ptosis, or drooping of the eyelids, which may cause difficulty seeing, or injury to the eye itself from some sort of trauma.
Cataracts: Clouding of the eye’s lens that affects vision. Most commonly associated with aging, a cataract can occur in just one or both eyes.
Ptosis: Drooping of the upper eyelid that blocks your field of vision. As you age, the muscles that hold up the lid may weaken or injury to the oculomotor nerve may cause drooping.
Eye Injury: General term that covers damage to the eye. Eye injuries may be as minor as irritation or as major as loss of vision. Injury may occur for a variety of reasons, such as work, sports, or an accident.
Another area that an ophthalmologist may specialize in is Oculoplastics, or oculoplastic surgery, which includes a wide variety of surgical procedures that deal with the orbit (eye socket), eyelids, tear ducts, and the face. It also deals with the reconstruction of the eye and associated structures.We offer both general eye surgery as well as oculoplastic procedures depending on your needs.