How can an Ophthalmologist help me and my vision?
Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye An ophthalmologist is a specialist in medical and surgical eye problems. Since ophthalmologists perform operations on eyes, they are both surgical and medical specialists.
The Medical Consulting Network Ophthalmologists specialize in anterior segment surgery, cataracts, cornea disease, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, ocular oncology, oculoplastics, orbit surgery, ophthalmic pathology, pediatric ophthalmology, refractive surgery, uveitis, immunology, and vitreo-retinal surgery. As of late our network has begun specializing in connecting patients with physicians who are capable of performing surgeries such as the well known LASIK procedure so that their eyesight and quality of life may be greatly improved.
During the LASIK procedure, a specially trained eye surgeon first creates a precise, thin hinged corneal flap using a microkeratome. The surgeon then pulls back the flap to expose the underlying corneal tissue, and then the excimer laser ablates (reshapes) the cornea in a unique pre-specified pattern for each patient. The flap is then gently re-positioned onto the underlying cornea without sutures.
LASIK is used to help correct nearsightedness and astigmatism. Laser refractive surgery will not prevent you from needing reading glasses as you approach middle age.
If you wish to locate the nearest LASIK certified physician please use our Find a Doctor function at the top of the page or contact us directly so that we may assist you in finding the physician who is the perfect fit for your needs and long term health goals.