Ophthalmology in Modesto

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An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specializes in eyes and vision care. What differentiates an ophthalmologist and optometrist is the level of training and education they receive.

While optometrists are doctors who also specialize in the eyes, an ophthalmologist undergoes additional training and is licensed to practice medicine and surgery. Indeed, if you’ve ever undergone eye surgery (or are thinking about it), an ophthalmologist is the one who performs the procedure.

Ophthalmology Training

Ophthalmologists complete 12 to 13 years of advanced training that gives them the experience and knowledge to diagnose and treat a wide range of eye conditions. A typical education includes a 4-year college degree and at least 8 years of medical training.

Ophthalmologists are trained to perform all vision-related services, from comprehensive eye exams and fitting contact lenses to advanced surgical treatment for various eye diseases.

Ophthalmology Subspecialties

Some ophthalmologists choose to continue their education and specialize in a specific area of medical or vision care during a 2-year fellowship.

This specialty includes training in diagnosing and treating external diseases related to the cornea, sclera, and eyelids. Training within includes corneal transplant surgery and other types of surgery.

This specialty includes training in diagnosing and managing retinal diseases, like macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. Retinal specialists can surgically repair torn and detached retinas and treat eye problems related to the vitreous.

Glaucoma specialists concentrate on the medical and surgical treatment of this vision-threatening disease.

Pediatric ophthalmologists specialize in diagnosing and treating eye conditions and diseases in children.

This specialty focuses on surgically or medically repairing damage or problems with the eyelids, orbit bones, and other structures around the eyes. Oculoplastics can reduce and even eliminate age-related saggy eyelids through a procedure called blepharoplasty.

Want to Know More?

If you have questions about ophthalmology and what an ophthalmologist can do for you, please don’t hesitate to ask during your next eye appointment! We’d be happy to tell you more about this interesting career. Book your eye exam today!

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Find us at 4028 Dale Road, right next to Dale Family Dental and Opti Physical Therapy.

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We have a large parking lot with ample free parking.

Our Address

4028 Dale Road #102
Modesto, CA 95356 9561

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