Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology is the medical specialty that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that can affect the eyes of adults and children and vision defects.

Suitable for

Specialist examination is recommended if eye or vision disorders or simple visual deficits are experienced for a quick and accurate diagnosis and treatment.

And in particular it is necessary:

  • In pre-school children for early detection of visual defects and prevention of amblyopia (so-called lazy eye)
  • In adults who perform work with a particular visual task (e.g., video screeners)
  • In those with a family history of glaucoma, maculopathy, and keratoconus.
  • In the elderly for early detection of cataracts, glaucoma and maculopathy

The most commonly detected pathologies in ophthalmology are:

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Refractive defects (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism)
  • Pathologies of the cornea
  • Maculopathies, diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy
  • Retinal alterations and vitreo-retinal pathologies
  • Eye surface disorders and dry eye
  • Pathologies of the eyelids and lacrimal apparatus

Visits and Examinations

  • Specialist examination with eye examination, anterior segment examination of the eye, tonometry and fundus examination
  • OCT (optical coherence tomography) for studying the macula and optic nerves.
  • Corneal pachymetry
  • Tear function testing

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