The eyes are the windows to the soul, the lamps of the body, and we are their custodians.
The ophthalmology department deals with the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the eyes, their cavities, and their associated tissues. It is a practice that dates back to before 800BC when the Indian surgeon Sushruta wrote the revered medical textbook Sushruta Samhita, in which he described more than 70 ocular diseases and their remedies, both surgical and non-surgical. The practice has evolved since then, with a better understanding of the anatomy of the eye and the introduction of advanced technology into treatment techniques.
What to expect from Ophthalmologists
The eyes are delicate and complex in both their anatomy and physiology. Trained specialists are adept at the different facets of ophthalmology, both surgical and non-surgical. This includes treatment of diseases that affect the eyes and the orbit, including surgical procedures to correct defects and laser therapy when it is needed.
Eye surgery and even non-surgical procedures are extremely delicate in its nature because the eyes are very sensitive.Our physicians are trained to provide the utmost care while giving patients a new lease of life.
Generally, Ophthalmologists are entrusted with the following:
Ophthalmologists are trained in basic medical education (Medical Doctor or Osteopathic Doctor, or DO), after which they get an additional postgraduate education to specialize as ophthalmologists. This gives them the legal and medical right to prescribe corrective glasses and other eye equipment, perform eye surgery, and prescribe medication for people with compromised sight.
Ophthalmologists can specialize in one of the many fields of ophthalmology with additional training and board certification. This includes (but is not limited to):
Often times, surgery will be a last resort for any musculoskeletal issues after medication and physical therapy has been previously tried to treat your issue. Should you require surgery, the surgeons at Saint Camillus Medical Center focus primarily on minimally invasive surgery and techniques to help treat your injuries and manage your pain while providing for the best possible outcome for your case. Minimally invasive procedures can help reduce pain and allow for a quicker recovery time. Orthopedic surgeons can also perform a variety of arthroscopic procedures, which allow them to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside of a joint. Additionally, our doctors at Saint Camillus Medical Center can help manage your entire care from advice about pain management including medication and/or injections, rehabilitation and physical therapy including a potential time frame, and ongoing orthopedic care and treatment.