Ophthalmologists – Specialist Who Provide Quality Eye and Vision Care
An Introduction to Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine that deals with diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases of the eye and visual system. It includes the eye, its surrounding structures, and the visual system. These can be affected by a number of clinical conditions and Ophthalmology involves diagnosing and treating such conditions, along with microsurgery. The doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions of the eye and the visual system is known as an Ophthalmologist. These specialists treat conditions such as Cataract, Glaucoma, Macular degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Dry Eyes, Strabismus (misalignment/deviation of eyes), Proptosis (bulged eyes), Excessive tearing (tear duct obstruction), Uveitis, Eye Tumors, and Refractive Surgery.
Who is an Ophthalmologist?
An Ophthalmologist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the eye, in addition to diagnosing such diseases that manifest in eye signs or related symptoms. Ophthalmologists perform surgical procedures on eyes, therefore are considered to be both surgical and medical specialists. They also offer a comprehensive approach to ocular symptoms and disease. As well as diagnosing and treating ocular disease either medically or surgically. An Ophthalmologist is trained extensively in the full range of eye care, from vision testing and prescription glasses to complex, delicate eye surgeries.
When to See an Ophthalmologist?
Several factors determine how frequently you need to consult an Ophthalmologist, including your age, health, and risk of developing eye conditions.
Have your eyes checked more often if you:
Other Serious Concerns to Visit an Ophthalmologist :
Subspecialties that deal either with certain diseases or diseases of the visual system include:
What are the Common Diseases Treated by an Ophthalmologist?
What are the Common Procedures Done by an Ophthalmologist?
How Long is the Road to Becoming a Certified Ophthalmologist?
To begin their journey, the doctors have to spend five & a half years in graduation as M.B.B.S. from a medical college which is followed a post-graduation in Ophthalmology. Further, they can pursue fellowships of retina or cornea for specializing in these areas.
Dr. Rishab Sharma
Dr. Rishab Sharma MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine) He is associated with Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur. Dr. Rishab has wide experience in managing a variety of diseases, as well as managing critical care units in large government and corporate hospitals.