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Wilmington (17.16 mi)

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  • Igor Westra, MD 240 Points

    Retina Of Coastal Carolina
    Distance: 17.16 mi
    1801 New Hanover Medical Park Dr
    Wilmington, NC 28403
  • Molly Allen, MD 130 Points

    Coastal Carolina Eye Clinic Pa
    Distance: 17.16 mi
    1120 Medical Center Dr
    Wilmington, NC 28401
  • James Kesler, MD 130 Points

    Coastal Carolina Eye Clinic Pa
    Distance: 17.16 mi
    1120 Medical Center Dr, Coastal Carolina Eye Clnc
    Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Kathleen Leone, MD 130 Points

    Eye Associates Of Wilmington; Eye Associates Of Wilmington Pa
    Distance: 17.16 mi
    1729 New Hanover Medical Park Dr
    Wilmington, NC 28403
  • Scott W. Tunis, MD 120 Points

    Scott W. Tunis MD FACS - Wilmington
    Distance: 17.16 mi
    1001 Military Cutoff Road, Suite 200
    Wilmington, NC 28405
  • Laura Harris, MD 110 Points

    Coastal Carolina Eye Clinic
    Distance: 17.16 mi
    1120 Medical Center Dr
    Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Darrell Hester, MD 110 Points

    Eye Associates Of Wilmington; Eye Associates Of Wilmington Pa
    Distance: 17.16 mi
    1915 Glen Meade Rd
    Wilmington, NC 28403
  • Susan Andracchi, MD 110 Points

    Laser Vision Specialist
    Distance: 17.16 mi
    1717 Shipyard Blvd
    Wilmington, NC 28403
  • Timothy Kelly, MD 100 Points

    Coastal Cape Fear Eye Assoc
    Distance: 17.16 mi
    1915 Tradd Ct, Hospital Plaza
    Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Stephen Chiavetta, MD 100 Points

    Coastal Carolina Eye Clinic Pa
    Distance: 17.16 mi
    1120 Medical Center Dr
    Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Stephen Kash, MD 100 Points

    Coastal Carolina Eye Clinic Pa
    Distance: 17.16 mi
    1120 Medical Center Dr
    Wilmington, NC 28401
  • James Sloan, MD 100 Points

    Eye Associates Of Wilmington
    Distance: 17.16 mi
    1729 New Hanover Medical Park Dr
    Wilmington, NC 28403
  • Richard Hawkins, MD 100 Points

    Eye Associates Of Wilmington; Eye Associates Of Wilmington Pa
    Distance: 17.16 mi
    1915 Glen Meade Rd
    Wilmington, NC 28403
  • Thomas Maloy, MD 100 Points

    Eye Associates Of Wilmington; Eye Associates Of Wilmington Pa
    Distance: 17.16 mi
    1915 Glen Meade Rd
    Wilmington, NC 28403
  • Gerard Van Rens, MD 80 Points

    Retina Of Coastal Carolina
    Distance: 17.16 mi
    1801 New Hanover Medical Park Dr
    Wilmington, NC 28403
  • Shawn Riley, MD 30 Points

    Specialty Eye Care of the Carolinas, p.c. - Wilmington
    Distance: 17.16 mi
    1960 South 17th Street, Suite 101
    Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Mary Elizabeth Price, MD 10 Points

    Carolina Glaucoma, PA
    Distance: 17.16 mi
    1907 S 17th Street, Suite 3
    Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Igor Westra, MD

    Carolina Eye Associates - Wilmington
    Distance: 17.16 mi
    1960 South 17th Street, Suite 101
    Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Scott Tunis

    Distance: 17.16 mi
    1994 S 17th St
    Wilmington, NC 28401

Nearby Cities

Leland (11.07 mi)
Wilmington (17.16 mi)

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