Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology is a term used to describe the medical and surgical care of the eye. It mainly handles the eyebrows, eyelids, orbit, lacrimal system, optic nerve, eye muscles and nerves connecting to the visual cortex. Eye disorders commonly affect the young and the aged, with the middle-aged affected by diseases like thyroid eye disease and ophthalmic trauma. Most of these disorders require the intervention of an ophthalmologist. Since the eye consists of several parts, there are different sub-specialties of ophthalmology such as pediatrics ophthalmology and strabismus, external eye disease including contact lenses, cornea and refractive surgery (cataract), glaucoma, and vitreoretinal surgery.

Astigmatism Correction

Astigmatism Correction

Astigmatism is a disorder whereby one’s vision becomes blurred brought about by failure of the retina to produce a single sharp focus hence a clearer sight. This results from a retina that is irregu

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Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery

A cataract is formed by clumping of proteins in the natural lenses of individuals over forty years old. A cataract cause loss of eyesight and is a major cause of blindness worldwide. Cataracts can for

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Cornea Transplant

Cornea Transplant

Cornea transplant is an operation whereby a part of the cornea which is destroyed, painful and affected by disease is replaced from that of a healthy donor. It is also referred to as keratoplasty. The

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Detached Retina Treatment

Detached Retina Treatment

Retina is a part of the eye that is very sensitive to light and transmit images to the brain through the optic nerve. It is said to be detached when it is forced out of its normal place. It happens as

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Eye Examination

Eye Examination

Eye examination refers to routine tests and check-up done on the eyes to assess vision and diagnose eye diseases. The exercise is carried by an orthoptist, an ophthalmologist or an optometrist. Eye ex

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Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery

This is also referred to as blepharoplasty or rather eyelid lift. Eyelid surgery is an operation carried on the upper or lower eyelids or both to medically improve functionality. It is also done for c

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Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)

Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)

These are lenses inserted in the eye to support the visual ability of the natural lenses on finer details. Implantable contact lenses are put inside the eye to correct vision and improve it. They are

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Ophthalmology Consultation

Ophthalmology Consultation

An ophthalmologist is a medical practitioner who treats the disorders or diseases affecting the eyes. Ophthalmology consultation refers to a visit to the ophthalmologist for testing, diagnosis and pre

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Pterygium Surgery

Pterygium Surgery

Pterygium is a group of tissues stretching from the conjunctiva up to the cornea. Pterygium surgery is an operation meant to remove abnormal tissues that have formed in the pterygium. After the pteryg

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Recurrent Corneal Erosion Treatment

Recurrent Corneal Erosion Treatment

Recurrent corneal erosion is a painful condition that causes wearing out of the epithelium from the epithelial membrane. The condition could result in loss of eyesight. Patients suffering from acute c

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Strabismus Treatment

Strabismus Treatment

Strabismus is a common disorder affecting young children whereby the pupils of the eyes are aligned to different directions. Infantile and accommodative esotropia occurs when the eye is aligned inward

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