This branch of medicine is in charge of the study and treatment of eye diseases, including the eyeball, its musculature, the lacrimal system and the eyelids.
The most common diseases treated by this specialty are conjunctivitis, cataracts, retinal detachment, glaucoma, astigmatism, dry eye, myopia, astigmatism.
When should I go to the ophthalmologist?
- If you experience eye irritation and dryness.
- When you have sudden pain in your eyes.
- If you experience sensitivity to light.
- If you are exposed to chemicals and any come into contact with your eyes.