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Ophthalmologist / ophthalmic surgeon

Ophthalmologists perform surgical procedures to treat diseases and disorders of the eyes. They specialize in ocular microsurgery, laser vision correction, and other operations. Today’s ophthalmologists successfully treat a wide range of eye diseases that were considered incurable until quite recently. The eye surgeons at GMS Hospital perform a wide range of operations, both elective and emergency, aimed at preserving and improving the patient’s vision and general health. In difficult cases, we partner with top medical institutions to ensure the best clinical outcomes for our patients.

Ophthalmologist / ophthalmic surgeon

What symptoms mean you should contact an ophthalmologist?

If left untreated, many pathologies of the eyes can not only interfere with the patient’s normal life, they can lead to serious threats to their health. The expertise of an ophthalmologist is recommended if you experience the following:

  • sudden visual impairment;
  • painful sensitivity to light;
  • pressing pain and pain in the eyes;
  • violation of visual perception;
  • Lacrimation.

Any serious injury to the eye requires immediate medical care from an ophthalmologist, due to the high likelihood of damage to critical elements of the visual system, symptoms of which may not appear instantly. An ophthalmologist will promptly diagnose the patient’s condition and administer the appropriate treatment.

What does the ophthalmologist treat?

Ophthalmic surgeons correct physiological problems of the eyes such as defects of focus and refraction. They perform operations on various parts of the eye - the lens, the cornea, the lacrimal duct, the eyelid - perform reconstructive surgery on the sclera, and cure tear duct disorders and infections.

Ophthalmologists at GMS successfully treat the following diseases and conditions:

  • astigmatism;
  • myopia, hyperopia;
  • asthenopia;
  • congenital defects (such as strabismus);
  • cataracts of all kinds;
  • conjunctivitis, keratitis, blepharitis;
  • cicatricial changes, turbidity, corneal spots;
  • foreign body in the eye;
  • century abscess;
  • atrophy of the optic nerve;
  • tumor pathologies of organs of vision;
  • glaucoma;
  • amblyopia;
  • destruction of the vitreous body.

The experienced doctors at GMS Hospital treat various types of eye pathologies resulting from injuries, age-related changes, inflammation, or viral infections.

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Preparation, diagnosis

Before your appointment with the ophthalmologist, it is recommended to have a laboratory blood test (CBC, or complete blood count) and if there is eye discharge, a bacterial test. After the doctor reviews your medical history, he or she will examine your eyes and prescribe the necessary diagnostic tests and procedures. The specific tests vary depending on the patient’s condition and diagnosis. The diagnostic procedures may include:

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  • ultrasound exam of the skull and cervical area;
  • ophthalmoscopy (examination of the retina and optic nerve);
  • gonioscopy (examination of the anterior chamber of the eye);
  • biological microscopy;
  • diaphanoscopy (if there is an internal ocular hematoma or oncology is suspected);
  • refractometry;
  • measurement of intraocular pressure;
  • Echoophthalmography.

To identify the causes of the disease or disorder, additional procedures and analyses may be ordered such as more blood tests (for sugar, hormones, tumor markers), and CT and MRI scans. Based on the results of these tests and exams, an accurate diagnosis is made and the optimal course of therapy is prescribed.

The initial consultation

At the first appointment, the ophthalmologist will ask about your medical issues and complaints, and inquire about your medical history. Then he or she will examine your eyes and perform a vision test. If necessary, additional diagnostic exams will be prescribed. After the doctor has fully diagnosed the disorder, a decision will be made about whether surgery is required, the type of operation and preoperative steps, and the various stages of treatment including postoperative recovery. Sign up for a consultation with an ophthalmologist / ophthalmic surgeon by phone or online.

What surgical procedures are performed by the ophthalmologist?

At GMS Hospital, our ophthalmic surgeons perform the following operations:

  • ultrasonic phacoemulsification;
  • antiglaucomatous and refractive lens surgery, including artifical lens implants;
  • pterygium removal;
  • operations for strabismus, ptosis, twisting and eversion of the eyelids;
  • dacryocystorhinostomy;
  • extrascleral and vitreoretinal surgery for retinal detachment;
  • evisceration of the eyeball;
  • operations on the lacrimal ducts;
  • removal of eyelid neoplasms (barley, chalazion, atheroma, xanthelasma, cysts, papillomas);
  • upper and lower blepharoplasty.

The GMS surgical center is fully equipped with the most advanced instruments for eye microsurgery, enabling our doctors to perform the most complex operations with the best possible clinical outcomes.

What to expect after your appointment with an ophthalmologist

After obtaining a complete clinical picture, the ophthalmologist will design an optimal treatment regimen. For some cases, therapy may be carried out on an outpatient basis; other situations require hospitalization. The doctor will supervise all stages of the treatment, including preoperative tests and exams, the surgical procedure itself, and postoperative therapy. A timely diagnosis is the key to effective treatment and a quick recovery. In order to return to a full, active life with healthy vision, don’t wait until your medical issue has reached an advanced stage.

The ophthalmic surgeons at GMS Hospital will do their utmost to restore the patient’s vision, even in the most difficult clinical cases. You can make an appointment with a specialist here on our website or by phone.

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