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  • Gary Gutow, MD 100 Points

    Gary Gutow, MD

    Retina-Vitreous Assoc
    345 23rd Avenue North Suite 350
    Nashville, TN 37203
  • Joseph Sofranko, MD 100 Points

    Joseph Sofranko, MD

    3443 Dickerson Pike Ste 1
    Nashville, TN 37207
  • Paul Sternberg Jr, MD 100 Points

    Paul Sternberg Jr, MD

    Vanderbilt Med Ctr, 8030 Medical Ctr East
    Nashville, TN 37232
  • Robert Shofner, MD 100 Points

    Robert Shofner, MD

    TN Eye Laser Ctr
    2021 Church St Ste 302
    Nashville, TN 37203
  • Roseanna Webb, MD 100 Points

    Roseanna Webb, MD

    Urology Associates
    2010 Church St Ste 409
    Nashville, TN 37203
  • J Donald Gass, MD 100 Points

    J Donald Gass, MD

    Vanderbilt Eye Ctr
    Vanderbilt University, 1215 21st Ave S
    Nashville, TN 37232
  • Karen Joos, MD 100 Points

    Karen Joos, MD

    Vanderbilt Eye Ctr
    8017 McE Vanderbilt, 1215 21st Ave S
    Nashville, TN 37232
  • Denis O'Day, MD 100 Points

    Denis O'Day, MD

    Vanderbilt Eye Ctr
    Vanderbilt University Hosp, 21st Ave S
    Nashville, TN 37232
  • 100 Points

    Vanderbilt Laser Sight Ctr

    1801 W End Ave Ste 1150
    Nashville, TN 37203
  • Mary Walker, MD 100 Points

    Mary Walker, MD

    2010 Church St Ste 608
    Nashville, TN 37203
  • Brian Biesman, MD 100 Points

    Brian Biesman, MD

    Wesley Ophthalmic Plastic Surg
    250 25th Ave N Ste 201
    Nashville, TN 37203
  • Roderick Hargrove, MD 100 Points

    Roderick Hargrove, MD

    Wesley Ophthalmic Plastic Surg
    250 25th Ave N Ste 216
    Nashville, TN 37203
  • Van Williams, MD 100 Points

    Van Williams, MD

    910 Madison St Ste 820
    Nashville, TN 37208
  • Gary Jerkins, M.D.

    Gary Jerkins, M.D.

    Gary Jerkins, M.D.
    2501 21st Avenue South
    Nashville, TN 37212
  • Louise A Mawn, MD

    Louise A Mawn, MD

    NASHVILLE, TN 37232
  • Pilkinton Eye Ctr

    300 20th Ave N Ste 504
    Nashville, TN 37203
  • James Burnes, MD

    James Burnes, MD

    Distance: 7.37 mi
    610 W Due West Ave Ste 520
    Madison, TN 37115
  • Edward Cherney, MD 110 Points

    Edward Cherney, MD

    Distance: 9.17 mi
    3 Maryland Farms Ste 120
    Brentwood, TN 37027
  • William Gates, MD 120 Points

    William Gates, MD

    Summit Eye Assoc
    Distance: 9.27 mi
    5651 Frist Blvd Ste 309
    Hermitage, TN 37076
  • Meredith Ezell, DO, MD 110 Points

    Meredith Ezell, DO, MD

    Eye And Cataract Associates Pc
    Distance: 9.27 mi
    5653 Frist Blvd Ste 532
    Hermitage, TN 37076
  • Yeshawant Paranjape, MD, IMG 100 Points

    Yeshawant Paranjape, MD, IMG

    Distance: 9.27 mi
    4733 Andrew Jackson Pkwy, Ste 2a
    Hermitage, TN 37076
  • Roy Ezell, MD 100 Points

    Roy Ezell, MD

    Summit Eye Assoc
    Distance: 9.27 mi
    5653 Frist Blvd Ste 532
    Hermitage, TN 37076
  • David Newsom, MD 190 Points

    David Newsom, MD

    Distance: 13.27 mi
    107 Imperial Blvd Ste 8
    Hendersonville, TN 37075
  • John Omohundro III, MD 100 Points

    John Omohundro III, MD

    Eye Associates-Middle TN
    Distance: 17.3 mi
    100 Covey Dr Ste 107
    Franklin, TN 37067
  • Michael Green, MD

    Michael Green, MD

    Distance: 24.3 mi
    1207 Lake Rise Overlook
    Gallatin, TN 37066
  • David Ranz, MD 140 Points

    David Ranz, MD

    Distance: 31.23 mi
    171 Heritage Park Dr
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  • Harold Akin, MD 130 Points

    Harold Akin, MD

    Distance: 31.23 mi
    503 Highland Ter Ste B
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  • Joseph Bailey, MD 110 Points

    Joseph Bailey, MD

    The Eye Center of Murfreesboro
    Distance: 31.23 mi
    511 Memorial Boulevard
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  • Joseph Boone Jr, MD 100 Points

    Joseph Boone Jr, MD

    Murfreesboro Medical Clinic
    Distance: 31.23 mi
    1004 N Highland Ave
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  • Khandakar Ahad, MD 100 Points

    Khandakar Ahad, MD

    US Veterans Affairs Dept
    Distance: 31.23 mi
    3400 Lebanon Rd
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  • Joseph Boone, MD

    Joseph Boone, MD

    Distance: 31.23 mi
    1004 N Highland Ave
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130

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


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