The New Mexico Academy of Ophthalmology is an organization representing our state’s eye physicians and surgeons (M.D. or D.O . degree). We are committed to providing the highest level of care and most up-to-date information for our patients.
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Ophthalmologists are the only eye doctors trained to perform laser eye surgery. They went to medical school just like brain and heart surgeons. Trust your eyes to an eye surgeon—an ophthalmologist. No shortcuts. A bill has been introduced across the country like this and failed in California last year because people know better. Requesting optometrists the ability to perform laser eye surgery without attending medical school is wrong. No shortcuts. #NewMexico The University of New Mexico School of Medicine ABQjournal Albuquerque The Magazine #Albuquerque #santafe ... See MoreSee Less
Let’s raise the standards for eye surgery. New Mexicans deserve to have the most experienced doctor performing their laser eye surgery (Ophthalmologists). No shortcuts. Surgeons attend medical school. Ophthalmologists attend medical school just like heart and brain surgeons. www.NMAO.org ... See MoreSee Less
Eye Injuries From Paintball Guns, Air Guns and Other Projectile ToysThe number of eye injuries from air guns has skyrocketed in recent years, prompting experts to call for mandatory eye protection. Studies also support what the American Academy of Ophthalmology has sa
Do you want our Veterans to have the highest trained eye surgeons taking care of them? Learn about what is an ophthalmologist vs. an optometrist. ... See MoreSee Less
An ophthalmologist is a medical or osteopathic doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists differ from optometrists and opticians in their levels of training and in what they can d
Only Eye Exams Can Pick Up Most Early Glaucoma SymptomsJust knowing the symptoms of glaucoma isn’t enough. Only in advanced stages does the most common type, open-angle glaucoma, affect central vision.