Ophthalmologists study the anatomy, functions, and diseases of the eye. They are experts in treating a wide variety of eye conditions, performing surgery, and prescribing eyeglasses and contact lenses. At Eye Care Specialists of Florida in Kissimmee, FL, our doctor and team will care for any eye problems you have.
Ophthalmologists earn a medical degree and complete a residency the same way a general practitioner or specialized doctor does. Ophthalmologists possess the skills and knowledge needed to perform eye surgery. An ophthalmologist’s education trains them to treat eye diseases and monitor eye health.
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Glaucoma refers to a damaged optic nerve. This can happen when liquid builds up in the eye and causes an increase in pressure. The increased pressure will eventually damage the optic nerve. If left untreated, glaucoma can result in blindness. Glaucoma comes in third on the list of the world’s leading causes of blindness. There are several types of glaucoma. Although glaucoma usually occurs in people over 40, it can occur at any age. Some forms of glaucoma do not cause symptoms until the condition has reached its final stages.
Children require eye exams at least every year. Although many schools conduct eye exams, your children should have already had several eye exams before beginning school. Eye exams performed at school are not as thorough as an exam conducted by an ophthalmologist. We check your child’s vision and eye acuity. Eye functionality plays an integral part in your child’s ability to read and comprehend written text.
Vitreoretinal diseases harm the retina and the vitreous. Our ophthalmologist diagnoses and treats vitreoretinal diseases. Treatment methods include laser therapy and retinal detachment surgery.
Neuro-ophthalmology refers to the study of diseases affecting the optic nerve and visual pathways. It deals with the relationship between neurologic and ophthalmic disorders. Our doctor may perform treatment for any vision problems related to the nervous system with eye and orbital surgery.
Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
Ophthalmic plastic surgery is a form of reconstructive surgery. An ophthalmic surgeon can rebuild eyelids, orbits, some facial bones, and parts of the tear duct system.
Ophthalmic pathology is the science of studying tissue samples taken from the eye. By looking at eye tissue, our ophthalmologist can detect specific vision problems and diagnose eye diseases.
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Our ophthalmologist and team at Eye Care Specialists of Florida in Kissimmee, FL is ready to help with any eye issues you are experiencing. If you have any questions about our services, call us at 407-971-4309. Complete our online form to request an appointment.