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Five Reasons You May Be Referred to an Opthalmologist

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An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who has specialised in eye care; this is different from an optometrist who has trained only in eye care. You may find yourself referred to an ophthalmologist because of their expertise and medical knowledge. What kinds of conditions might they treat? Loss of vision Loss of vision can have a number of causes such as glaucoma, stroke, or damage to the eye itself. Patients who notice a change in their vision, particularly if it is sudden, may be referred to an ophthalmologist who will be best placed to diagnose the underlying condition and decide upon the treatment. Read More»