Shiley’s comprehensive ophthalmology division provides primary eye care for all conditions of the eye and surrounding structures, both routine and urgent. This specialty offers routine ophthalmic evaluations which screen and treat a wide range of ophthalmic conditions including cataracts, ocular surface disorders, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. Diagnostic services include evaluation of visual acuity, refraction, slit lamp evaluation, ophthalmoscopy, tonometry, gonioscopy and visual field testing.
Typical treatments include prescription medications and/or optical correction, however, occasional surgical intervention for cataracts and laser treatments are offered as part of comprehensive ophthalmology. The comprehensive ophthalmology division refers patients to the Department’s subspecialty ophthalmologists for evaluations regarding eye surgery and/or long-term treatment. The comprehensive service handles most of the general ocular problems and those patients desiring screenings for cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
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