A comprehensive ophthalmologist is a specialized eye doctor who diagnoses, treats, and manages various eye conditions. They commonly address problems like cataracts (clouding of the eye’s lens), glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye), macular degeneration (damage to the central part of the retina), diabetic retinopathy (eye damage caused by diabetes), and refractive errors (such as nearsightedness or farsightedness). They employ procedures like cataract surgery to remove cloudy lenses and replace them with clear artificial ones, prescribe medications and perform laser treatments for glaucoma, administer injections and recommend therapies for macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, and provide corrective options like eyeglasses or contact lenses for refractive errors.
Cataract surgery is a procedure where the cloudy lens in the eye is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens to restore clear vision.
Glaucoma laser treatment
Glaucoma laser treatment is a procedure where a focused beam of light is used to improve the drainage of fluid from the eye, reducing pressure and preventing further damage to the optic nerve.
Macular degeneration therapy
Macular degeneration therapy involves receiving injections into the eye to deliver medication that slows down the progression of the disease and helps preserve central vision.
Diabetic retinopathy treatment
Diabetic retinopathy treatment may involve laser therapy to seal leaking blood vessels in the retina and prevent further damage to vision caused by diabetes.
Refractive error correction
Refractive error correction refers to using procedures like LASIK or PRK to reshape the cornea and improve vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses.