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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
964 doctors shared insights

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?

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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Treating Eye Injuries (Tip)

Treating Eye Injuries

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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Diabetes Type 2 (Tip)

Diabetes Type 2

With diabetes & anytime vision problem, see eye doctor right away. Protect your self from blindness. ...See 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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Diabetes Type 2 (Tip)

Diabetes Type 2

All diabetics must have a dilated eye exam by an ophthalmologist yearly. Not eyeglass store exams! ...See more

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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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