Ophthalmology is the medical and surgical discipline that is responsible for preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases that affect the eyes and the patient's visual capacity. The eyes are the essential organ of vision and are susceptible to many anomalies throughout life. The specialists can be certified by the Mexican Society of Ophthalmology or by the Mexican Council of Ophthalmology.
What subspecialties are there in ophthalmology?
Given the growth that ophthalmology has had in recent years, it has been divided into various fields of study and specialization, which allow treating more effectively the diseases that may occur, the subspecialties are: anterior segment, retina and vitreous, glaucoma, orbit, eyelids and lacrimal ways, ophthalmology for children and strabismus, neuro ophthalmology.
What diseases is ophthalmology commissioned?
Among the diseases that most occur in the eyes are: myopia, astigmatism, presbyopia, conjunctivitis, strabismus, glaucoma and cataracts.
When should I go to an ophthalmologist?
It is necessary to consult if there is irritation, dryness or pain in the eyes. Additionally it is recommended to go annually with a specialist, especially if you are older than 45 years, with this you can avoid the development of diseases.