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Ophthalmology is a field of medicine focused on eye conditions and diseases.

Ophthalmology is similar to optometry, but can treat a wider variety of conditions and perform surgery if needed. Ophthalmologists can also perform routine eye exams and prescribe glasses or contact lenses. At AdvantageCare Physicians, our Ophthalmologists can treat a number of conditions, including:

  • Amblyopia or lazy eye
  • Astigmatism
  • Cataracts
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Detached retina
  • Dry eye
  • Far-sightedness (Hyperopia)
  • Glaucoma
  • Low vision
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Near-sightedness (Myopia)
  • Retinal detachment
  • Retinoblastoma

Patients should see an Ophthalmologist is their vision is declining, have eye pain, dryness, or see black spots or flashes of light. Patients with a family history of eye diseases, or those with diabetes, thyroid disease, or rheumatological disorders should consider visiting an Ophthalmologist every other year. Our Ophthalmologists can perform a variety of procedures to improve or restore vision, including:

  • Refractive surgery
  • Corneal transplants
  • Vitreo-retinal surgery
  • Extraocular muscle surgery
  • Oculoplastic surgeries
  • Removal of eye or infected structures
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