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14226 (4) (0.57 mi)
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14215 (6) (3.17 mi)
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  • Charles Niles, MD 560 Points

    Ophthalmology Associates of Western New York PC
    Distance: 3.29 mi
    6333 Main Street
    Williamsville, NY 14221
  • Diane Flanigen, MD 550 Points

    Ophthalmology Associates of Western New York
    Distance: 3.29 mi
    6333 Main Street
    Williamsville, NY 14221
  • Stephen B Pollack, MD 400 Points

    Distance: 3.29 mi
    1630 MAPLE RD
    WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 14221
  • Edward Legarreta, MD 220 Points

    Legarreta Eye Center
    Distance: 3.29 mi
    1301 North Forest Road
    Williamsville, NY 14221
  • Stephen Pollack, MD 140 Points

    Distance: 3.29 mi
    1630 Maple Road
    Williamsville, NY 14221
  • Mark R Comaratta, MD 60 Points

    Distance: 3.29 mi
    6480 MAIN ST STE 1
    WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 14221
  • Joseph A Murphy, MD 40 Points

    Distance: 3.29 mi
    5225 SHERIDAN DR
    WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 14221
  • David P Montesanti, MD 30 Points

    Distance: 3.29 mi
    1 HOPKINS RD
    WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 14221
  • Louis J Antonucci, MD 20 Points

    Distance: 3.29 mi
    5851 MAIN ST
    WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 14221
  • Thomas J Guttuso, MD 10 Points

    Distance: 3.29 mi
    5851 MAIN ST
    WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 14221
  • Rafael Medina, MD 10 Points

    Distance: 3.29 mi
    6044 Main St
    Williamsville, NY 14221
  • Umberto Albanese, MD

    Distance: 3.29 mi
    6480 MAIN ST STE 1
    WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 14221
  • Robert J Gormley, MD

    Distance: 3.29 mi
    1 HOPKINS RD
    WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 14221
  • Paul C Holmwood, MD

    Distance: 3.29 mi
    1 HOPKINS RD
    WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 14221
  • Shahrokh C Khani, MD

    Distance: 3.29 mi
    405 INTERNATIONAL DR
    WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 14221
  • Leon V Lewis, MD

    Distance: 3.29 mi
    1 HOPKINS RD
    WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 14221
  • Joseph A Murphy, MD

    Distance: 3.29 mi
    531 FARBER LAKES DR
    WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 14221
  • Joseph A Murphy, MD

    Distance: 3.29 mi
    405 INTERNATIONAL DR
    WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 14221
  • Charles R Niles, MD

    Distance: 3.29 mi
    5851 MAIN ST
    WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 14221
  • George W Pfohl, MD

    Distance: 3.29 mi
    1 HOPKINS RD
    WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 14221
  • David J Rodman, MD

    Distance: 3.29 mi
    1150 YOUNGS RD
    WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 14221
  • Sara Sirkin, MD 170 Points

    Sirkin Eye Care Ctr
    Distance: 4.99 mi
    2441 Sheridan Dr
    Tonawanda, NY 14150
  • Russell Knapp Jr, MD 140 Points

    Eye Sight Medical
    Distance: 4.99 mi
    1890 Colvin Blvd
    Tonawanda, NY 14150
  • Edward Legarreta, MD 110 Points

    Distance: 5.66 mi
    2720 Union Rd
    Cheektowaga, NY 14227
  • Henry G Wilamowski, MD 10 Points

    Distance: 5.66 mi
    702 DICK RD
    CHEEKTOWAGA, NY 14225
  • James Twist, MD 380 Points

    Distance: 7.49 mi
    2156 Sheridan Dr
    Buffalo, NY 14223
  • Mark Comaratta, MD 180 Points

    Buffalo-Nigara Retina
    Distance: 7.49 mi
    6480 Main St Ste 1
    Buffalo, NY 14221
  • Joseph Berardi Jr, MD 160 Points

    Distance: 7.49 mi
    4949 Harlem Rd Ste 401
    Buffalo, NY 14226
  • Asha Kumar, MD 140 Points

    Distance: 7.49 mi
    501 Kenmore Ave
    Buffalo, NY 14223
  • Peter Forgach, MD 120 Points

    Distance: 7.49 mi
    405 International Dr
    Buffalo, NY 14221
  • Philip Niswander, MD 120 Points

    Niswander Eye Center
    Distance: 7.49 mi
    40 N Union Rd
    Buffalo, NY 14221
  • Norah Lincoff Cohen, MD 120 Points

    University Neurology
    Distance: 7.49 mi
    100 High St
    Buffalo, NY 14203
  • David Rodman, MD 120 Points

    Wettlaufer Eye Clinic
    Distance: 7.49 mi
    100 High St
    Buffalo, NY 14203
  • Henry Wilamowski, MD 120 Points

    Distance: 7.49 mi
    702 Dick Rd
    Buffalo, NY 14225
  • Steven Awner, MD 110 Points

    Ophthalmology Dept
    Distance: 7.49 mi
    219 Bryant St, Chob/Ophthalmology
    Buffalo, NY 14222
  • Michael Sansano Jr, MD 110 Points

    Distance: 7.49 mi
    515 Abbott Rd Ste 206
    Buffalo, NY 14220
  • Umberto Albanese, MD 100 Points

    Distance: 7.49 mi
    4476 Main St Ste 120
    Buffalo, NY 14226
  • Kenneth Anthone, MD 100 Points

    Distance: 7.49 mi
    170 Maple Rd
    Buffalo, NY 14221
  • Maria Bruno, MD 100 Points

    Distance: 7.49 mi
    3723 Seneca St
    Buffalo, NY 14224
  • William Howard, MD 100 Points

    Buffalo Eye Care Assoc
    Distance: 7.49 mi
    7960 Transit Rd
    Buffalo, NY 14221
  • Jon Dusse, MD 100 Points

    Buffalo Medical Group
    Distance: 7.49 mi
    85 High St, Buffalo Med Grp Pc
    Buffalo, NY 14203
  • James Reynolds, MD 100 Points

    Childrens Hospital Of Buffalo
    Distance: 7.49 mi
    219 Bryant St
    Buffalo, NY 14222
  • Richard Lepie, MD 100 Points

    Elmwood Associates
    Distance: 7.49 mi
    568 Lafayette Ave
    Buffalo, NY 14222
  • Paul Holmwood, MD 100 Points

    Distance: 7.49 mi
    1 Hopkins Rd
    Buffalo, NY 14221
  • Faruk Koreishi, MD 100 Points

    Distance: 7.49 mi
    531 Farber Lakes Dr
    Buffalo, NY 14221
  • Mark Mandelcorn, MD 100 Points

    Distance: 7.49 mi
    550 Orchard Park Rd Ste A101
    Buffalo, NY 14224
  • Lynne Pace, MD 100 Points

    Distance: 7.49 mi
    8 Old Orchard St
    Buffalo, NY 14221

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