What Does an Ophthalmologist Do?

When you have problems with your vision and you’re looking to renew your prescription, you go see an optometrist. An ophthalmologist is completely different in the fact that they are Doctors of Medicine and have specific training to deal with eye and vision conditions. An ophthalmologist can help with many issues that could affect your eyes and even provide surgical eye care. Dr. Jeevan Mathura at Diabetic Eye & Macular Disease Specialists in Washington, DC, can explain how an ophthalmologist can help you and care for issues that could severely impact your eyes.

What an Ophthalmologist Can Do For You

An ophthalmologist is specially trained in total eye care. This means that our ophthalmologist in Washington, DC, can provide vision services, eye examinations, surgical eye care, and can treat diseases that impact the eyes. They can also treat any complications that may occur from other conditions, such as diabetes.

If you have a serious eye condition, it’s important that you see our ophthalmologist. They’ll be able to care for your condition and can perform surgery if it is needed or performs any specialized treatment that your condition could require.

There are a few different issues that could require surgery. These include:

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Retinal detachment

Our ophthalmologist can help care for issues like macular degeneration, lazy eye, astigmatism, farsightedness, and corneal disease. All of these can severely impact your vision and your overall quality of life. When you’re able to get treatment from your ophthalmologist, you can improve your vision and live a better life.

Contact Our Ophthalmologist Today

Start caring for every aspect of your vision. Contact Dr. Jeevan Mathura at Diabetic Eye & Macular Disease Specialists in Washington, DC, to learn more about what an ophthalmologist can do for you. Call for more information and to schedule an appointment today at (202) 506-3479.

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