This blog aims to share information on the world of Ophthalmology, but before we get there, let’s first have a look at what Ophthalmology actually is.

Most people know about Optometry, but a few know about Ophthalmology. Usually their first encounter is during their consultation with a General Practitioner or specialist Doctor.
An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who studies diseases and ailments that affect the eye. They specialise in performing surgical procedures and treating visual issues.

They treat conditions such as: 

  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy- Corneal conditions
  • Cataracts- Cases involving children or infants
  • Optic nerve problems
  • Complex procedures such as reconstructive surgery

When is the right time to visit an Ophthalmologist?

  • When you notice sudden vision loss or have an eye injury.
  • Excessive tearing- Eyelid abnormalities
  • Seeing coloured circles or spots
  • Seeing flashes of light
  • Loss of peripheral vision

The world of Ophthalmology covers a lot of ground. Stick around for our next blog post to learn more about this fascinating medical field.