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  • Medical&Surgical Eye Spclsts

    200 Medical Pkwy Ste 209
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • Leland Whitelock, MD

    Medical&Surgical Eye Spclsts
    200 Medical Pkwy Ste 209
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • Jon Adleberg, MD

    Mid-Atlantic Eye Care - Chesapeake
    109 Wimbledon Square, Suite E
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • Richard Carlson, MD

    Mid-Atlantic Eye Care - Chesapeake
    109 Wimbledon Square, Suite E
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • Anthony DeRosa, MD

    TPMG
    860 Omni Blvd, Suite 302-B
    Newport News, VA 23606
  • Robert Baker, MD

    Optical Shoppe
    3206 Churchland Blvd
    Chesapeake, VA 23321
  • Paul M Griffey, MD

    508 BAYLOR CT STE C
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
  • Ira A Lederman, MD

    508 BAYLOR CT STE C
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
  • Brenda A Powell, MD

    508 BAYLOR CT STE A
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
  • Mark A Pavilack, MD

    501 BAYLOR CT STE C
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
  • Bonnie L Reshefsky, MD

    508 BAYLOR CT STE C
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
  • Gayle E Rutherford, MD

    508 BAYLOR CT STE A
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
  • Vincent J Verdi, MD

    508 BAYLOR CT STE C
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
  • Leland D Whitelock Jr, MD

    508 BAYLOR CT STE C
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
  • Jon M Adleberg, MD

    1230 PROGRESSIVE DR STE 100
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
  • Barry F Atlas, MD

    805 BATTLEFIELD BLVD N STE 111
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
  • Wayne R Devantier, MD

    805 BATTLEFIELD BLVD N STE 111
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
  • John T Edmonds Jr, MD

    805 BATTLEFIELD BLVD N STE 111
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
  • Roger W Newsom, MD

    805 BATTLEFIELD BLVD N STE 111
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
  • Jay C Starling, MD

    805 BATTLEFIELD BLVD N STE 111
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
  • Eric A Adams, MD

    200 MEDICAL PKWY STE 209
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
  • Richard E Carlson, MD

    109 WIMBLEDON SQ STE E
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
  • Anthony J De Rosa, MD

    109 WIMBLEDON SQ STE E
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
  • Frederic J Gross, MD

    109 WIMBLEDON SQ STE E
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
  • Steven K Snyder, MD

    109 WIMBLEDON SQ STE E
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
  • Denise R Chamblee, MD

    300 MEDICAL PKY STE 108
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
  • Stephanie J Marioneaux, MD

    300 MEDICAL PKWY STE 108
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
  • Massoum Moayery, MD

    Atlantic Ophthalmology
    667 KINGSBOROUGH SQ STE 300
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
  • Peter V Mitrev, MD

    680 KINGSBOROUGH SQ STE A
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
  • Frederic J Gross, MD

    919 SOUTH CHURCH ST
    SMITHFIELD, VA 23430
  • Casimir Napora, MD

    919 S CHURCH ST
    SMITHFIELD, VA 23430
  • Gary Sajko, MD

    919 S CHURCH ST
    SMITHFIELD, VA 23430
  • Frederic J Gross, MD

    4217 VIRGINIA BEACH BLVD
    VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452
  • Mark A Pavilack, MD

    477 VIKING DR STE 110
    VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452
  • Cheryl G Cauthen, MD

    1005 MAY AVE
    NORFOLK, VA 23504
  • Richard W Sherrill, MD

    1005 MAY AVE
    NORFOLK, VA 23504
  • Earl R Crouch Jr, MD

    601 CHILDRENS LN STE 5C
    NORFOLK, VA 23507
  • Frederic J Gross, MD

    6161 Kempsville Cir
    NORFOLK, VA 23502
  • Mark J McCarthy, MD

    802 MEDICAL TOWER
    NORFOLK, VA 23507
  • Shannon M McCole, MD

    600 GRESHAM DR, 2nd FLOOR
    LIONS CENTER FOR SIGHT
    NORFOLK, VA 23507
  • William K Blaylock, MD

    William K. Blaylock, MD
    400 GRESHAM DR STE 702
    NORFOLK, VA 23507
  • Venkat H Reddy, MD

    400 GRESHAM DR STE 308
    NORFOLK, VA 23507
  • John F Frantz II, MD

    12420 WARWICK BLVD STE 1D
    NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23606
  • Matthew D Reed, MD

    12420 WARWICK BLVD BLDG 1 STE D
    NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23606
  • Steven G Spellman, MD

    12420 WARWICK BLVD BLDG 1 STE D
    NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23606
  • Barry A Mandell, MD

    300 MARCELLA RD
    HAMPTON, VA 23666
  • Alan L Wagner, MD

    1012 First Colonial Road
    Virginia Beach, VA 23454
  • Juan A Astruc Jr, MD

    3000 COLISEUM DR STE 201
    HAMPTON, VA 23666
  • Glenn C Campbell, MD

    3000 COLISEUM DR STE 201
    HAMPTON, VA 23666
  • Pranay Gupta, MD

    3000 COLISEUM DR STE 201
    HAMPTON, VA 23666

Ophthalmologist Info

Ophthalmologist Summary:
Ophthalmologists are eye doctors who specialize in diagnosing, preventing, and treating diseases and injuries of the eyes. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors or doctors of osteopathy who have chosen the field of vision and the eyes for helping patients. These doctors deal with all issues regarding the anatomy, physiology, function, and diseases that affect the eyes. In addition, ophthalmologists can perform routine eye examinations, dispense advice to patients, and write prescriptions for glasses or contact lenses. Ophthalmologists are also able to prescribe eye drops or drugs to help treat eye infections and diseases.

Ophthalmologists can be considered specialists in both medicine and surgery, as they perform a variety of surgical and nonsurgical interventions to help those who suffer with eye problems.

Ophthalmologist Education and Training:


An ophthalmologist must first obtain a 4 year bachelor's degree, then complete 4 years of medical school in an ophthalmologist program, a 1 year internship, and at least 3 years of residency in the field. Those wishing to pursue a sub-specialty must complete an additional 1 to 2 years of training. After all education has been completed, an Ophthalmology Certification Exam must be passed in order to become a certified ophthalmologist.

Ophthalmologist Conditions Treated:


A few of the concerns and eye disorders that Ophthalmologists deal with include:


Ophthalmologist Sub-specialties:


While ophthalmology is a specialty within the medical field, there are many sub-specialties with ophthalmology. These sub-specialties may focus on certain parts of the eye, certain conditions, specific procedures, or specific populations. Some sub-specialties may include Cornea and External Disease, Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ocular Oncology, Ophthalmic Pathology, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery, or one of many others.

Ophthalmologist Procedures and Treatments:


Just a few of the interventions used by Ophthalmologists include:

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract surgery
  • Corrective surgery
  • Eye exams
  • Eye ultrasound
  • Eylea injections
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Fundus photography
  • Laser surgery
  • LASIK eye surgery
  • Lucentis injections
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Prescribe corrective eyewear
  • Refractive surgery
  • Scleral buckle
  • Vision exams
  • Vitrectomy

Ophthalmologist Associations:


The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Ophthalmology are just two of the associations that Ophthalmologist may be linked with. There are many other associations, including those specific to each state and those devoted to sub-specialties within the field.


Ophthalmologist FAQs:
What is an

Ophthalmologist

?
An Ophthalmologist is a physician who performs eye surgery, as well as provides vision care by diagnosing and treating the eye.

Why might I see an Ophthalmologist?
You should see an Ophthalmologist if you experience a change in vision, such as eye pain or redness. You should also see an Ophthalmologist if you experience blurred vision, double vision or eyestrain.

What are some areas that an ophthalmologist can specialize in?
Some of the specialized areas are glaucoma, plastic surgery, cornea diseases, retinal diseases and pediatrics.

What is the difference between an ophthalmologist, optometrist and optician?
These titles are often used interchangeably, but they are quite different and involve different qualifications and practice criteria. An optician mainly works with corrective eye wear and cannot diagnose or treat any condition. An optometrist is a doctor of optometry. While an optometrist may diagnose eye and vision problems, treatment is limited to prescription of corrective eye wear and medications for certain diseases that affect the eye. An optometrist is not a medical doctor. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy with a specialization in care of the eyes and vision. An ophthalmologist can perform all of the duties of the other eye professionals, as well as diagnosing and treating conditions and performing surgical interventions when necessary. The ophthalmologist has the most complete training and qualifications for all aspects of eye and vision health.

What is a holistic ophthalmologist?
This is an ophthalmologist who takes a more natural approach to treating eye diseases and injuries. He or she recommends dietary supplements to maintain eye health as well as alternative medicines and procedures such as acupuncture.

How many ophthalmologists are there in the United States?
The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) states that there are 25,152 ophthalmologists in the United States as of March 6, 2014.


Ophthalmologist Related Terms:
eyes, retina, cornea, glasses, contact lenses laser eye surgery, glaucoma, ocular surgery, near sighted, far sighted, astigmatism, blindness, pink eye, discharge, cataracts, tumors, eye examinations, ophthalmology, vision