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What is ophthalmology?

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Ophthalmology is medical science concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders, conditions, and diseases of the eye....Read More

What is the difference between an ophthalmologist, optometrist, and optician?

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While all concentrate on the eye, an ophthalmologist is the only one of these three professions that is licensed to perform surgical procedures. Optometrists fit in between ophthalmologists and opticians as they are able to diagnose eye conditions and prescribe corrective lenses. Opticians, on the other hand, design and fit eyeglasses, frames, and contact lenses based on prescriptions from optometrists and ophthalmologists....Read More

What education is required for an ophthalmologist?

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To become an ophthalmologist, students must complete undergraduate coursework, complete medical school, and participate in a three-year residency program. Once these requirements have been fulfilled, ophthalmologists must sit for and pass the board examination to earn their license to practice....Read More

What type of insurance is required for ophthalmology services or surgery?

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The type of coverage in your healthcare plan may or may not include ophthalmologic services and procedures. Be sure to check which type of eye care is included and what must be paid for out of pocket....Read More

What types of surgeries do ophthalmologists perform?

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Ophthalmologists can perform cataract and basic glaucoma surgeries as well as those pertaining to retinal detachments, strabismus (crossed-eyes) in children, and corneal transplant, among others....Read More