Why is it important to see an ophthalmologist for your eye care?
Ophthalmologists are medically trained physicians who can provide comprehensive medical and surgical eye care. We differ from optometrists and opticians, who may provide vision care services, in the levels of training we must acquire to be doctors and in what we are licensed to diagnose and treat.
Only ophthalmologists are trained, certified and regulated in the field of medicine to diagnose and treat all eye diseases, perform eye surgery and prescribe and fit eyeglasses and contact lenses to correct vision problems. We are the ones to come to for disease prevention; refractive and optical services; diagnosis and management of eye disease; plus, medical, surgical and rehabilitative services.
This is especially important as you age and face greater possibility of aging eye challenges, including floaters, cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachments, pain and more. Certain diseases, such as diabetes, require regular professional eye care monitoring and care to prevent blindness.
As an experienced ophthalmic practitioner, I am proud to be an internationally known ophthalmic surgeon armed with the latest advanced technologies to treat complex eye problems and diseases. I manage vitreoretinal diseases including, but not limited to, astigmatism, presbyopia, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment and age-related macular degeneration. I use state-of-the-art lasers for advanced cataracts and vitreoretinal surgery, and intraocular injections to visually rehabilitate patients afflicted with macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
I am among a few local ophthalmologists specializing in visually rehabilitating the sight of patients affected with dislocated intraocular lens. I have also published numerous peer-reviewed articles in some of the most prestigious journals of ophthalmology and have given numerous lectures at regional, state and international ophthalmic societies.