When your eye doctor can’t care for your eyes, it is time for a visit to an ophthalmologist. Ophthalmology is the diagnosis and treatment of eye issues for those who need glasses and contact lenses to patients who require more hands-on treatment for issues such as retinal tears. Cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange are also done by ophthalmologists. Those from Boca Raton, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, and Parkland, looking for an ophthalmologist, should give Dr. Andrew Shatz a call. It is important to have an eye exam done by an ophthalmologist once during your 20’s, at least twice in your 30’s and every 2 to 4 years for those who are between 40 and 64 years old.
Ophthalmology Deals with In-Depth Eye Issues
When your eye issues have become too much for your eye doctor to handle, it’s time to visit an ophthalmologist. Ophthalmology covers many eye issues, from cataracts to clear lens extraction and artificial iris implantation surgery. Most patients from Boca Raton, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and the surrounding areas, visit an ophthalmologist for cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange. These are frequent procedures done at the SightTrust Eye Institute. During most cataract surgeries, the patient is given the option, by the ophthalmologist, to have both eyes, done during the same procedure.
Ophthalmology Can Determine the Benefit of Refractive Lens Exchange
Refractive lens exchange, also called Clear Lens Extraction is another ophthalmology procedure which can be done in the surgical center office. During this procedure, the ophthalmologist removes the natural lens, which is no longer able to focus when reading and replaces it with an intraocular lens implant (IOL). This implant will give you back your vision. This procedure is done as an outpatient procedure; eye drops are used as an anesthetic and takes approximately 10 minutes per eye, to complete. Recovery time is very quick. Once the IOL is in place, you will not have any further trouble. The focus remains the same through the years and the IOL will never get cloudy. There are so many eye issues that can be treated by an ophthalmologist. If you have gone to your eye doctor and they have recommended you see an ophthalmologist, it’s time to give Dr. Andrew Shatz a call. For more information on ophthalmology, visit www.sighttrust.com or call 1-877-878-7890.