What Is Ophthalmology?

What is Ophthalmology? Medical Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. What being a Dr. of Ophthalmolgy means to me is explained here.

Medical Ophthalmology is the applied science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. An ophthalmologist is a medical physician or doctor, who has had additional years of specialized training in medical and surgical ophthalmology, focused on the diagnosis, practices and techniques of ophthalmology eye exams and treatments both medical and surgical. Since ophthalmologists perform operations on the eye, such as cataract operations or laser eye operations (PRK, Lasek & Lasik), they are considered both surgical and medical specialists.

The word ophthalmology is derived from Greek roots. Ophthalmos which translates as 'eye' and logos is one of dozens of Greek words which translates as 'word', 'thought', or 'discourse'. Ophthalmology quite literally translates to mean "the science of the eye". A doctor ophthalmology, ophthalmology doctor or doctor of ophthalmology is considered a discipline of this science.

An ophthalmology center is a facility where the physicians are ophthalmology specialists focusing their practice by providing services from general eye exams to cataract procedures to canaloplasty. Ophthalmology doctors and surgeons offer their services in laser surgery, vision correction, cataracts, glaucoma, cornea, retina, strabismus and pediatrics. For a better understanding about what ophthalmology is feel free to contact Dr. Alborzian's office.