According to statistics, more than 1.3 billion people are diagnosed with visual impairment. However, many diseases and conditions leading to pathologies of vision and blindness can be effectively controlled. A full examination and high-quality treatment of vision can be done at the Ophthalmology Department of the network of medical centers “ON Clinic”. If you care about your eyes, make an appointment with a professional ophthalmologist.
What does ophthalmologist treat?
Experienced ophthalmologists work in this department having modern diagnostics and innovative methods of treating the visual organ. After examining and establishing the correct diagnosis, the clinic provides effective outpatient treatment of many “eye” diseases, as well as hardware treatment of amblyopia, myopia and strabismus. Correction of refraction anomaly (selection of glasses, contact lenses) is carried out. All diagnostic procedures are based on the use of modern equipment.
In particular, to examine visual organs the doctor uses the following:
- Goldman lens – a device helping to examine fundus and anterior chamber angle, the central part of the eye, as well as its peripheral areas;
- slit lamp for biomicroscopy – a device for studying the anterior segment of the eye;
- keratorefractometer – a device for examining refractive errors and determining astigmatism;
- direct ophthalmoscope – for examining the retina, optic nerve, and fundus vessels.
The use of modern diagnostic equipment makes it possible to determine the structure of visual organ, recognize diseases and establish the cause of poor vision. After all, it often happens that pathological visual impairments emerge only when a person comes for a routine examination. Not all eye pathologies can be detected on their own. Some of them may not even appear for a long time, and if the disease progresses, then its symptoms are confused with the usual eye fatigue, lack of sleep and rest, distracted attention, and reduced working capacity.
You can visit clinic in case of the following main specific diseases: disturbance of refractive errors, inflammatory diseases of eyelids, acute and chronic conjunctivitis, as well as dry eye syndrome, meibomian gland dysfunction, glaucoma, AMD. Ophthalmologist selects treatment individually.
Difference between eye specialist and ophthalmologist
Many people believe that eye specialist and ophthalmologist is one and the same doctor. However, they are not. Unlike the eye specialist, ophthalmologist not only knows the diagnostics on the basis of which he selects treatment, but he is also able to carry out the necessary outpatient and hardware treatment.
Hardware treatment of vision is one of the most popular and safe options for restoration of visual functions not only in children and adolescents, but also in adults. This method helps to restore vision without surgery. The most optimal methods include hardware treatment of vision considered to be safe and painless.
This kind of treatment helps to:
- suspend the progress of myopia and farsightedness;
- improve visual acuity;
- improve blood circulation of fundus vessels.
Procedure of examination by ophthalmologist
The ophthalmologist examines in a certain sequence. This includes medical history (interview for complaints, study of the patient’s medical history) and examination of visual organ. For example, visiometry, examination of anterior segment of the eye (biomicroscopy) and fundus (ophthalmoscopy), (tonometry) measurement of ocular tension.
As a rule, visual impairment may be associated with the following:
- patient’s lifestyle (working at night, a love of reading, dangerous professions that require concentration and attention, as well as over-riding of lighting regulations at home and office);
- quality of life (nutrition, sleep);
- state of health (low immunity, chronic diseases).
When to visit ophthalmologist?
You need to visit ordinary and pediatric ophthalmologist not only when there is some visual problem. Annual regular scheduled examinations help to maintain vision and prevent its deterioration at any age.
Visit ophthalmologist if you experience:
- pain, redness, itching, or discomfort in the eye area;
- eye watering;
- hypersensitivity, eye fatigue.
Also, one should see the doctor in case of eye contact with foreign bodies, neoplasms and unpleasant sensations in the eyelids and eyes. Only ophthalmologist can find the cause of what is happening and eliminate unpleasant, and sometimes dangerous symptoms. Do not self-medicate. After all, vision is not an area for experimentation.
Ophthalmology department at “ON Clinic” conducts examinations and treatment of such diseases:
- blepharitis, demodicosis, keratitis;
- iridocyclitis, age-related cataracts;
- glaucoma, dacryocystitis, strabismus;
- conjunctivitis, AMD, amblyopia.
Patients after 40 years (for example, diagnosis of glaucoma), diabetics, pregnant women and those who need regular preventive examination can also undergo vision screening and examination by ophthalmologist. Regular computer vision test service is provided. Please note that the clinic does not accept patients with diagnosis of pterygium, ptosis, entropion and ectropion, as well as with chemical or thermal burn, penetrating eye injury. Take care of your eyesight and make appointment with ophthalmologist today.