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  • John Bierly, MD 360 Points

    John Bierly, MD

    Southeast Eye Specialists
    1949 Gunbarrel Rd Ste 220
    Chattanooga, TN 37421
  • John L Stone, MD
    230 Points

    John L Stone, MD

    Chattanooga Retina
    1949 Gunbarrel Rd Ste 222
    Chattanooga, TN 37421
  • Charles Kirby, MD 140 Points

    Charles Kirby, MD

    Chattanooga Eye Institute
    5715 Cornelison Rd Ste 6600
    Chattanooga, TN 37411
  • John Miller, MD 140 Points

    John Miller, MD

    1949 Gunbarrel Rd Ste 150
    Chattanooga, TN 37421
  • James Richmond Jr, MD 120 Points

    James Richmond Jr, MD

    East Ridge Eye Ctr
    932 Spring Creek Rd
    Chattanooga, TN 37412
  • Steven Anderson, MD 120 Points

    Steven Anderson, MD

    Southeast Eye Specialists
    2339 McCallie Ave Ste 309
    Chattanooga, TN 37404
  • Elizabeth Mabry, MD 110 Points

    Elizabeth Mabry, MD

    Dr Seal Lawrence Mabry Thomas
    1042 E 3rd St
    Chattanooga, TN 37403
  • Fred Gregg III, MD 110 Points

    Fred Gregg III, MD

    Eye Specialists Chattanooga
    725 Glenwood Dr Ste E782
    Chattanooga, TN 37404
  • Pe Tin, MD 110 Points

    Pe Tin, MD

    Fortwood Aesthetic & Wellness
    930 Oak St
    Chattanooga, TN 37403
  • Richard Breazeale, MD 100 Points

    Richard Breazeale, MD

    979 E 3rd St Ste C235
    Chattanooga, TN 37403
  • Ira Long, MD 100 Points

    Ira Long, MD

    Chattanooga Eye Institute
    5715 Cornelison Rd Bldg 6600
    Chattanooga, TN 37411
  • Deborah Di Stefano, MD 100 Points

    Deborah Di Stefano, MD

    Distefano Regional Eye Ctr
    1949 Gunbarrel Rd Ste 300
    Chattanooga, TN 37421
  • Carey Dozier, M.D. 100 Points

    Carey Dozier, M.D.

    East Ridge Eye Center
    932 Spring Creek Rd.
    Chattanooga, TN 37412
  • John Stone, MD 100 Points

    John Stone, MD

    Retina Associates
    979 E 3rd St Ste C235
    Chattanooga, TN 37403
  • Harry Lawrence, MD 100 Points

    Harry Lawrence, MD

    Seal Lawrence Mabry & Thomas
    1042 E 3rd St
    Chattanooga, TN 37403
  • Molly Rogers Seal, MD 100 Points

    Molly Rogers Seal, MD

    Seal Lawrence Mabry & Thomas
    1042 E 3rd St Ste 1046
    Chattanooga, TN 37403
  • Robert Enzenauer, MD 100 Points

    Robert Enzenauer, MD

    T C Thompson Childrens Hosp
    975 E 3rd St Ste A240
    Chattanooga, TN 37403
  • Izak F Wessels, MD 100 Points

    Izak F Wessels, MD

    7405 SHALLOWFORD RD STE 420
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37421
  • John E Miller, MD 70 Points

    John E Miller, MD

    7268 JARNIGAN ROAD STE 304
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37421
  • Thomas M Reynolds, MD 70 Points

    Thomas M Reynolds, MD

    II Northgate Park
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37415
  • 60 Points

    Chattanooga Vision Center

    2 Northgate Park Ste 302
    Chattanooga, TN 37415
  • Steven M Thomas, MD 60 Points

    Steven M Thomas, MD

    1210 PREMIER DR STE 110
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37421
  • Jemison Bowers, MD 20 Points

    Jemison Bowers, MD

    979 E 3rd St Ste 1201
    Chattanooga, TN 37403
  • Molly R Seal, MD 20 Points

    Molly R Seal, MD

    1042 E 3RD ST
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37403
  • Elizabeth Mabry, MD 10 Points

    Elizabeth Mabry, MD

    1210 PREMIER DR STE 110
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37421
  • Molly R Seal, MD 10 Points

    Molly R Seal, MD

    1210 PREMIER DR STE 110
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37421
  • Izak F Wessels, MD -20 Points

    Izak F Wessels, MD

    Allied Eye Associates
    7405 Shallowford Rd Suite 420
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37421
  • John R Bierly, MD

    John R Bierly, MD

    1949 GUNBARREL RD STE 220
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37421
  • John D Bonner, MD

    John D Bonner, MD

    975 EAST 3RD ST BOX 112
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37403
  • Jemison O Bowers Jr, MD

    Jemison O Bowers Jr, MD

    979 E 3RD ST STE 1201
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37403
  • Richard I Breazeale, MD

    Richard I Breazeale, MD

    1949 GUNBARREL RD STE 220
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37421
  • Richard I Breazeale, MD

    Richard I Breazeale, MD

    979 E 3RD ST STE C235
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37403
  • Douglas G Day, MD

    Douglas G Day, MD

    1801 GUNBARREL RD
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37421
  • Deborah Distefano, MD

    Deborah Distefano, MD

    1949 Gunbarrel Rd Ste 300
    Chattanooga, TN 37421
  • Deborah R Distefano, MD

    Deborah R Distefano, MD

    1801 GUNBARREL RD
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37421
  • David L Friedrich, MD

    David L Friedrich, MD

    Friedrich Eye Associates, PLLC
    2120 Northgate Park Lane, Suite 102
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37415
  • Randall L Funderburk, MD

    Randall L Funderburk, MD

    1949 GUNBARREL RD STE 165
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37421
  • Randall L Funderburk, MD

    Randall L Funderburk, MD

    979 E 3RD ST STE C235
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37403
  • James C Hays, MD

    James C Hays, MD

    1801 GUNBARREL RD
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37421
  • Joseph A Hegleh, MD

    Joseph A Hegleh, MD

    1949 GUNBARREL RD STE 280
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37421
  • Joseph A Hegleh, MD

    Joseph A Hegleh, MD

    1801 GUNBARREL RD
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37421
  • Harvey Jacobs, MD, IMG

    Harvey Jacobs, MD, IMG

    608 Swansons Ridge Rd
    Chattanooga, TN 37421
  • Charles A Kirby, MD

    Charles A Kirby, MD

    5715 CORNELISON RD
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37411
  • Charles A Kirby, MD

    Charles A Kirby, MD

    5700 BRAINERD RD BLDG 6600
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37411
  • Harry M Lawrence, MD

    Harry M Lawrence, MD

    6940 LEE HWY STE 108
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37421
  • Harry M Lawrence, MD

    Harry M Lawrence, MD

    1042 E 3RD ST
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37403
  • Harry M Lawrence, MD

    Harry M Lawrence, MD

    1210 PREMIER DR STE 110
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37421
  • Steven I Leff, MD

    Steven I Leff, MD

    1801 GUNBARREL RD
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37421
  • Ira M Long, MD

    Ira M Long, MD

    5715 CORNELISON RD STE 6600B
    CHATTANOOGA, TN 37411

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