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Dr. Harold Peltan
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Ophthalmology (Overview)

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 infections, eye allergies, etc


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Could you explain what is comprehensive ophthalmology?

Could you explain what is comprehensive ophthalmology?

General care : For the eye. Most comprehensive ophthalmologist do cataract and lasik surgery. Some even do specialized treatment for retina disease or glaucoma. Most often the comprehensive ophthalmologist will refer to a specialist, i.e. In retina or neurology if beyond the scope of his/her capabilities. ...Read more

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Dr. Harold Peltan
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Ophthalmology (Overview)

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 infections, eye allergies, etc


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Please describe to me what comprehensive ophthalmology is?

Please describe to me what comprehensive ophthalmology is?

Ophthalmology: Comprehensive means complete- so comprehensive ophthalmology means "complete" ophthalmology - like a comprehensive ophthalmology exam means a complete eye exam. ...Read more

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Ophthalmology (Tip)

After an eye injury, make sure you protect your eye from further damage and see an eye doctor asap. ...See more

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Please help! what is the most challenging ophthalmological conditions?

Please help! what is the most challenging ophthalmological conditions?

Two types: The first is macular degeneration, a plague upon the elderly as the cause is not known and there is no cure. The other types are inherited diseases with no cure which progress to severe vision loss such as retinitis pigmentosa. ...Read more

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Could you help me find postgradate studies in ophthalmology (medicine) in france?

Continuing education: sorry but the 1 word answer may be to find your answer(s) on ''Google''..Keep us posted ...Read more

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How do ophthalmology and optometry differ?

How do ophthalmology and optometry differ?

MD's vs. OD's: Ophthalmologists are eye MD's, or physicians, trained to diagnose and treat eye diseases, and perform eye surgeries if necessary. Optometrists are OD's, where they attend an optometry school to prescribe glasses, contact lens, and also diagnose and treat eye diseases. OD's are not allowed to perform surgery. ...Read more

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How does optometry differ from ophthalmology?

See below: An ophthalmologist is an md who does his residency in eye disease and surgery. An optometrist is not an md but an od who does 4 years of optometry school. ...Read more

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What diffference between ophthalmology and optometry?

What diffference between ophthalmology and optometry?

MD vs OD: Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who graduate from medical school. They are trained in performing surgery on the eye. They complete 4 yrs of training after medical school. They can go on after that and complete 1-2 more years and subspecialize in one area of ophthalmology. Optometrists do NOT go to medical school and can not do surgery on the eye. They do 4 yrs of optom school after college. ...Read more

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What is difference between optometry and ophthalmology?

Couple of things: An opthamologist is an md who then does a residency in treatment and surgery of the eye. An optometrist is a doctor who did 4 years of optometry shool and does not usually do surgery. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is optometry and ophthalmology? Are they the same thing?

Could you explain what is optometry and ophthalmology? Are they the same thing?

Brief answer...: Ophthalmologists have gone to medical school and have a good basis in general medicine, anatomy and physiology. They then do residency where they learn how to diagnose and treat eye problems medically and surgically, all under supervision. Optometrists go to optometry school where they learn about the eyes and also delve into optics, refractions, contact lenses as well as some pathology. ...Read more

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I need a web site for ophthalmology exercises, where can I go to find information ?

You can try this.: If you are asking to improve muscle strength in your eyes for ptosis, you can try these exercises. http://www.livestrong.com/article/324870-eye-exercises-to-decrease-ptosis/. ...Read more

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Why would dipyridamole used in ophthalmology?

See below: I do not know any ophthalmologists that routinely prescribe dipyridamole. Theoretically it could be used as an additional antithrombotic if someone is having recurrent embolic events such as branch retinal artery occlusions but most ophthalmologists would defer this decision to a cardiologist or primary physician more comfortable with prescribing it. ...Read more

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What's the difference between optician and ophthalmology?

Education: Although all can be members of an "integrated eyecare team", the eyemd (ophthalmologist) is an md specializing in medical and surgical treatment of eye disease. The optometrist (not a medical doctor), has education and training to diagnose/treat some medical conditions of the eye but also prescribes optical lenses for refractive errors. The optician crafts and dispenses optical products. ...Read more

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Ophthalmology: Which is worst, wet or dry macular degeneration?

Ophthalmology: Which is worst, wet or dry macular degeneration?

Wet vs dry macular: They are both bad, but each act differently. wet macular degeneration can cause a sudden dramatic loss of central vision, but has a treatment available to improve the vision if this happens. dry macular degeneration is slow and progressive central vision loss over years that is currently irreversible. ...Read more

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What's the difference between optometry and ophthalmology and optician?

What's the difference between optometry and ophthalmology and optician?

Eye MDs : Ophthalmologists are medical doctors and surgeons, trained to diagnose and treat diseases of the eye with medicine or surgery. Optometrists are trained to diagnose and treat some eye disease, but mainly treat refractive errors with contacts and eye glasses and refer other treatments to ophthalmologists. Opticians specialize in eyeglass and contact lens dispensing. All have their place. ...Read more

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How do I find by name the doctors who are considered the best in their field in america? Looking for ophthalmology and obgyn.

Not easy: There is not an independently validated listing. You should seek a board certified person. Ask about which medical school and post medical school training they have had. Are they affiliated with a reputable local hospital? Magazine listiings (the top 100 docs in metro city) are unreliable and subject to manipulation. Better docs often get sued more, as they handle tough cases. So not easy. ...Read more

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Is an md not certified in ophthalmology able to write a perscription for eyeglasses?

Is an md not certified in ophthalmology able to write a perscription for eyeglasses?

Ophthalmology: Not typically. An ophthalmologist is usually an MD or an DO after he/she completed medical school and then a residency in ophthalmology / eye surgery. An MD without training in ophthalmology is likely not well versed or trained to provide a prescription for eye glasses. Optometrists are also trained for this as well so you are better off looking for a doctor focusing in eye care. ...Read more

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