Eye Care

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What’s an Ophthalmologist?

Ophthalmology is the study and treatment of disorders or diseases in the eye. An ophthalmologist is a doctor with advanced training to diagnose, treat, and manage conditions that effect your vision. Ophthalmologists are certified to:

  • Diagnose and treat all forms of eye disease
  • Prescribe and administer diagnostic and therapeutic drugs
  • Prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses
  • Treat eye injuries
  • Perform surgery on the eye

High-quality Care

Rely on the ophthalmology experts at Adventist HealthCare to treat conditions including:

  • Amblyopia (lazy eye) – a condition developed as a child, when one eye is weaker than the other, preventing the visual use of one or both eyes
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis (lid margin disease) – inflammation of the eyelids causing redness, swelling, or a burning sensation
  • Cataract – a painless, cloudy area in the lens of the eye that blocks the passage of light to the retina
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye) – a viral infection of the eye that causes redness and swelling to the eyelid
  • Color blindness – when the eye has trouble seeing red, green or blue colors
  • Corneal dystrophies – various cornea conditions that cause vision loss and/or severe pain. Common corneal dystrophies include Fuch’s dystrophy, Keratoconus, Granular dystrophy, Lattice dystrophy, and Map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy
  • Diabetic retinopathy – damage to the blood vessels in the eye due to a diabetes complication
  • Dry eye – when tear glands don’t make enough tears or tears evaporate too fast
  • Floaters – gray or cloud like specks that impair segments of your vision
  • Glaucoma – a buildup of pressure inside your eye that eventually leads to vision loss
  • Keratitis – a serious complication from contact lens wear that causes inflammation and infection of the cornea, and possible blindness
  • Macular degeneration – age related disease that causes blurring of your central vision
  • Pterygium (surfer’s eye) – a growth of fleshy tissue that covers the cornea and affects vision
  • Refractive errors – a condition causing blurred vision due to the misshape of the eye
  • Sclertitis – when the white part of your eye (the sclera) becomes painfully inflamed
  • Styes and chalazia – lumps in or along the edge of the eyelid
  • Uveitis (inflammatory eye disease) – when the middle layer of the eyeball (the uvea) becomes inflamed, leading to permanent vision loss

Eye Treatments

Expect your ophthalmologist to work closely with other members of your eye care team, including your primary care physician and other specialists. Depending on your condition and symptoms, your doctors may recommend:

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