Meet the Ophthalmologist

The ophthalmologist is the expert eye doctor at the heart of all specialist patient treatments. The ophthalmologist can examine, diagnose, treat and manage the whole range of eye problems, from the relatively simple to the most complex.

It’s the ophthalmologist who will advise on prevention of eye problems.

When it comes to treatments, whether it is a surgery, injection or medication, the ophthalmologist will lead the treatment process. Our ophthalmologists work with patients and families to ensure clear understanding of the diagnosis, treatment options, follow up care and compliance with the recommended treatment.

The eyes can also reveal other serious health problems within the human body. Our ophthalmologists have the depth of knowledge and experience to identify these.

What’s the ophthalmologist looking for during an examination?

  • History Assessment (general health including medication and allergies, ophthalmic health, family health)
  • General Health Assessment (BP, pulse, urinalysis, physical examination as appropriate)
  • Ophthalmic Health Assessment (visual acuity, intraocular pressure, ocular motility, confrontation visual fields, slit lamp biomicroscopy)
  • Focimetry (assessment of spectacles) and autorefraction

Our ophthalmologists specialise in specific areas of the eye itself, or even specific diseases, including those relating to adults and children.

An ophthalmologist may focus on paediatrics, glaucoma, cornea, retinal diseases (including diabetic eye disease) or aesthetic rejuvenation surgery around the eyes.

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