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The medical speciality that involves the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the eyes is called ophthalmology. An ophthalmologist is a doctor who specialises in ophthalmology and can use medications, perform surgery and laser therapy, when needed, to treat eye disorders.
Who is an ophthalmologist?
An ophthalmologist is a physician who specializes in the medical and surgical care of the eyes and visual system and in the prevention of eye diseases and injuries. They deliver total eye care, primary, secondary and tertiary examinations, medical eye care and surgical eye care, diagnose general diseases of the body and treat ocular manifestations of systemic diseases.
What do ophthalmologists do?
Ophthalmologists Specialize In the treatment of illnesses, diseases, injuries, and conditions that affect the eye. They perform vision tests and prescribes corrective lenses but, most importantly, perform eye surgeries and treat eye diseases.
How to consult an ophthalmologist online?
To consult an ophthalmologist online, click on the ‘Online Doctor Consultation’ section on the Apollo 24/7 app or website. Then type ‘ophthalmology ’ in the search bar to find a list of ophthalmologists, along with their consultation timings. Choose one that suits your requirements and click on the ‘Consult’ button to book an appointment with an ophthalmologist.
Does an ophthalmologist treat all kinds of eye diseases and vision-related problems?
Yes, ophthalmologists treat all kinds of eye disorders. They provide routine care such as vision testing and prescribing glasses and contact lenses, perform advanced surgical procedures, treat and diagnose all eye injuries.
When should I consult an ophthalmologist?
You should consult an ophthalmologist if you experience physical changes to your eyes, pain in your eyes or in the areas around it.
What do we call an ophthalmologist in simple words?
Ophthalmologists are simply known as ‘eye doctors’ as they specialize in eye health and vision care.
Can I consult with an eye specialist anytime?
Yes, on Apollo 24/7, you can consult an ophthalmologist any time. Our Ophthalmologists are available round-the-clock for online consultations. Just pick your preferred slot and book a consultation.
How do I choose the best ophthalmologist in India?
Apollo 24/7 has the best ophthalmologist in India who are available round-the-clock to offer you an online consultation. All our doctors are highly-qualified and experienced to ensure that all your health conditions are taken care.
Does video consultation available with all ophthalmologists?
Yes, all ophthalmologists on the 24/7 platform offer video call consultations.
What is the difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist?
An ophthalmologist is a doctor who can treat all types of eye conditions and can perform eye surgeries as well. An optometrist, on the other hand, is a healthcare professional who provides primary eye care. Optometrists are trained to diagnose and manage eye diseases as well as vision abnormalities.
What conditions can ophthalmologists treat?
Some of the conditions that ophthalmologists treat are conjunctivitis, cataracts, astigmatism, corneal dystrophies, dry eyes, diabetic retinopathy, eye cancer, macular degeneration, hyperopia, myopia, retinal detachment, uveitis, and strabismus"
Do ophthalmologists perform surgeries?
Yes, ophthalmologists are trained to perform eye surgeries which include cornea reshaping, cataract extraction, transplants, lens replacement, glaucoma treatment, and retinal detachment repair.
I need contact lenses. Should I visit an ophthalmologist?
You need not visit an ophthalmologist for contact lenses. Instead, you can visit an optometrist. You should visit an ophthalmologist for more complex eye conditions such as cataract, glaucoma, eye cancer, conjunctivitis, etc.
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