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Ophthalmology (Definition)

Ophthalmology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the eyes, eye muscles, eyelids, laser surgery, lens implants, glasses, contact lenses, eye ...Read more


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Who should I see about my scratched eye? An eye dr, optician, or optometrist?

Who should I see about my scratched eye?  An eye dr, optician, or optometrist?

MD or OD: Optometrists and ophthalmologists can provide you with medical eye care. Opticians cannot. ...Read more

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Doctor recommendation for eyelid surgery to reduce staring/under eye bags from thyroid eye disease.Can anyone recommend an eyelid surgeon? Thanks

Doctor recommendation for eyelid surgery to reduce staring/under eye bags from thyroid eye disease.Can anyone recommend an eyelid surgeon? Thanks

Depends on location : You should seek out an oculoplastic surgeon in your general region for this type of surgery. Some ENT surgeons and plastic surgeons can also do this type of work. Hopefully your thyroid problem is under control. ...Read more

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Could eye doctors check for eye cancer?

Could eye doctors check for eye cancer?

Yes: There are different possible cancer that can affect the eye. An ophthalmologist will evaluate the eye with different techniques and hopefully detect any abnormality. Make sure you tell him/her of any symptom. ...Read more

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Why does an opthamologist and not an optometrist oversee eye examinations for optometry students?

Why does an opthamologist and not an optometrist oversee eye examinations for optometry students?

Not sure: Several optometry schools have ophthalmologists as associate professors, especially for clinical rotations. The idea is to let students see as many eye conditions as possible during their training, and ophthalmologists tend to see a wide variety of diseases. To be sure, optometrists also oversee the students, but the variety breeds a more well-rounded doctor. ...Read more

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What to expect if I'm seeing halos around lights, eye doctor found nothing wrong?

What to expect if I'm seeing halos around lights, eye doctor found nothing wrong?

Halos: The halos may be coming from a swollen cornea or astigmatism. Corneal swelling may come and go, so it may not be present on every exam. ...Read more

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Lasik results. Pre-op myopia. Left eye now +0.5, with -0.5 astig. Right eye -0.125 with slight astig. Right eye strains close up/distance. What to do?

Lasik results. Pre-op myopia. Left eye now +0.5, with -0.5 astig. Right eye -0.125 with slight astig. Right eye strains close up/distance. What to do?

It depends : How long ago did you have the surgery. You may need some time if you eyes will adjust post operatively. Because of asymmetry between the two eyes refraction you may have some eye strain. Your refraction is very minimal, the time may help with goos lubrication. If your symptom persist or get worse pls see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a regular eye doctor declare someoneblind?

Can a regular eye doctor declare someoneblind?

Sure: It requires routine testing to determine the level of visual disability and whether a patient fits the definition of legal blindness. ...Read more

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15 day headache, almost constant blurred vision in one eye. ER 3x. Neurologist, Opthamologist. Who diagnoses giant cell arteritis? Who should I see?

15 day headache, almost constant blurred vision in one eye. ER 3x. Neurologist, Opthamologist. Who diagnoses giant cell arteritis? Who should I see?

Headache ? G C arter: Usually G C arteritis can be included/excluded by a sedan rate ( blood test) with your symptoms I would start with your primary care doctor or a neurologist. This may require addition testing such as an mri. While I can't say you have it but I would exclude optic neuritis as a diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Gp or optician for pink eye?

Gp or optician for pink eye?

Not optician: Who fits glasses. Many gps can handle conjunctivitis. Optometrists and ophthalmologists can use a slit lamp to figure out which kind of conjunctivitis it is. ...Read more

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Pediatric ophthalmology or optometry or optician or what for 6 year old first visit for glasses?

Pediatric ophthalmology or optometry or optician or what for 6 year old first visit for glasses?

Pediatric ophthal: The entry point for any child needing eye care should be a pediatric ophthalmologist or if none is available, a general ophthalmologist. Opticians can fit glasses from a prescription the ophthalmologist gives them. An optometrist is trained on adults almost exclusively and is not given the skills to deal with the broad range of possible problems a child might have. ...Read more

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Can an eye doctor know your contact lens prescription just by looking at your glasses?

Can an eye doctor know your contact lens prescription just by looking at your glasses?

To some degree: If your glasses prescription is known, your contact prescription should be as well. If the eye doctor just looks at the glasses with his/her naked eye, he/she may get a rough idea of your prescription. If they look at the glasses with a lens meter, he/she will know the glasses' exact prescription, and have a good idea of the contact prescription based on that. ...Read more

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