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Ophthalmology Treatments in India

What is Ophthalmology ?

Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye.
An ophthalmologist is a specialist in medical and surgical eye problems. Since ophthalmologists perform operations on eyes, they are both surgical and medical specialists. A multitude of diseases and conditions can be diagnosed from the eye.

Ophthalmology, Optometry and Opticianry

An ophthalmologist is a medical or osteopathic doctor who specializes in vision care. Ophthalmologists differ from optometrists and opticians in their levels of training and in what they can diagnose and treat. As a medical doctor who has completed college, a three year ophthalmology residency, and sometimes a one-two year fellowship, an ophthalmologist is licensed to practice medicine as well as surgery.

Ophthalmologists are often on-call at local hospitals and surgical centers to handle emergencies. An ophthalmologist diagnoses and treats all eye diseases, performs eye surgery, and may occasionally prescribe basic eyeglasses and simple contact lenses to correct vision problems.

Professional requirements

Ophthalmologists are physicians (MD/MBBS or D.O., not OD or BOptom) who have completed a college degree, medical school, and residency in ophthalmology. Ophthalmology training equips eye specialists to provide the full spectrum of eye care, including the prescription of glasses and contact lenses, medical treatment, and complex microsurgery.

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