What an Ophthalmologist is
Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. An ophthalmologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods. They have completed a college degree, medical school, and a four year residency in ophthalmology. The first year of the residency is an intership in surgery, pediatrics, internal medicine, or a general transition year. Ophthalmologists can also undergo additional specialized training in one of the many sub-specialties. These sub-specialties can either deal with certain diseases or diseases of certain parts of the eyes.
Services they provide
Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are the following. Cataracts, clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye. Glaucoma is usually caused by high pressure inside your eye. It is not just one eye disease, but a group of eye conditions resulting in optic nerve damage, which may cause loss of vision. This can happen gradually over time.
Strabismus, also known as heterotropia, is a condition in which the eyes are not properly aligned with each other. Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the retina caused by complications of diabetes, which can eventually lead to blindness. Macular degeneration usually affects older adults and results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field because of damage to the retina and amblyopia, also called lazy eye, is an eye disorder. It involves decreased vision in an eye that otherwise appears normal.
In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
Ophthalmologist in Vista
There are 5 ophthalmologist in Vista CA
Gary D Groesbeck, MD
Has 28 years experience. He is board Certified. He specializes in Glaucoma and Lens Implants. He works at a 4 star hospital and studied at a 4 star medical school.
Vista Medical Offices 780 Shadowridge Dr Vista, CA 92083
Victor Wechter, MD
He has 38 years experience. He is board certified. He works at a 4 star hospital and studied at a 4 star medical school. Currently exception new patients.
1020 E Vista Way Vista, CA 92084
Rafeal E Cuellar, MD
30 years expierance. He has been given the Patients’ Choice Award. He has a completed fellowship and works at a 3 star hospital. also specializes in Gastroenterology.
2341 S Melrose Dr Vista, CA 92081
Regg V Antle, MD
Has 43 years experience. He has been rated 4 out of 4 stars by patients. Board Certified. He works at a 3 star hospital and studied at a 4 star medical school. Also specializes in Plastic surgery within the head and neck.
Moradi MD 2023 W Vista Way Ste F Vista, CA 92083
Bradley W Greider, MD
Has 30 years experience. He has been given the Patients’ Choice Award and is currently rated 2.5 of 4 stars. He works at a 4 star hospital and studied at a 4 star medical school. Has Special Expertise in Lens Implants (Intraocular Lens Implantation). Accepting new patients.
2067 W Vista Way Ste 120 Vista, CA 92083