A specialist in vision care is called an ophthalmologist. Ophthalmologists, in contrast to optometrists and opticians, are MDs or DOs with specialised training and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of eye and visual disorders. A skilled ophthalmologist can provide comprehensive eye care, including sight services, eye exams, operative and medical eye care, as well as the evaluation and treatment of illness and visual difficulties brought on by additional ailments, such as diabetes.
VISION PROBLEMS THAT REQUIRE SURGERY
The aforementioned eye conditions are treated surgically by ophthalmologists at Kapadia Hospital:
CATARACTS Your eyes are usually unclouded. When your eyes fog, you get cataracts, which manifest as signs like blurry eyesight.
GLAUCOMA The second most frequent cause of blindness worldwide is this ailment. Fluid accumulation in the eye causes optic nerve damage in glaucoma patients.
RETINAL DETACHMENT The retina, a tissue layer in the rear of the eye, pulling away from its surrounding tissues, is a dangerous eye ailment.
VISION PROBLEMS THAT REQUIRE SPECIAL CARE
Below are a few instances of ailments for which you might visit our ophthalmologist:
Macular degeneration brought on by ageing
People who have this frequent age-related eye condition are unable to see what is right in front of them.
When one eye gets weaker than another throughout infancy or childhood, it is known as amblyopia or lazy eye. An eye mask or spectacles are used as treatments.
Vision distortion is a side effect of this eye ailment. Laser surgery may be used to treat it occasionally.
These are ailments that can harm your cornea and impair your vision.
Retinal damage caused by diabetes
An eye disorder called diabetes-related retinopathy damages the blood vessels in your retina.
Farsighted people can see distant objects, but they struggle to concentrate on nearby items. LASIK surgery is occasionally used to address farsightedness.
Separation of the posterior vitreous
You may see "floaters" or light bursts due to this frequent age-related eye issue.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY APPOINTMENT WITH AN OPHTHALMOLOGIST?
The majority of standard eye exams begin with inquiries about your eyes:
Do you experience any vision or eye issues?
If so, what kind?
How recently have you experienced this issue?
Are there any elements that help or hurt your eye or vision issues?
Our ophthalmologist will then inquire about your prior experience with contacts or eyeglasses use. They may inquire about your general health as well as the medical history of your family, such as any particular eye conditions.
TESTS DONE TO CHECK THE EYES
To find out more regarding your eyesight, our ophthalmologist will run a number of tests on you:
A test of visual acuity A chart known as a Snellen chart, which has columns of arbitrary characters that get shorter as you progress along the chart, will be used to test your reading comprehension.
Test for colour blindness You'll be asked to examine a number of graphs with coloured dots that represent numbers.
Test for stereopsis You can find out if you have a good 3-D vision by taking this test.
Tests of peripheral vision You can be requested to gaze into a device and signal when you notice light sources.
The eye-muscle test You can be asked to shift your eyes around while focusing on a penlight or pencil.
Test for constricted pupils To check that your pupils react to light by contracting or closing, an ophthalmologist may use a penlight to examine your pupils.
Fundus exam Your ophthalmologist may prescribe eye drops to enlarge your pupils so they may examine the structure in the rear of your eye Your retina, adjacent blood vessels, and optic nerve are all located in this region, which is referred to as your fundus.
Front-eye examination Our ophthalmologist may ask you to gaze into a reflector, a magnification tool, so they may examine your lids, cornea, conjunctiva, sclera, and iris.
A test for glaucoma Your eye will be placed up to a lens that releases a blow of air during this exam so our ophthalmologist can look for glaucoma.