Ophthalmology
 
 

Ophthalmology Services in Tampa Bay

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Ophthalmology focuses on eye health and vision care. Through the examination process, specialists diagnose visual conditions and determine a course of treatment. Sight-related issues may occur at any point within a person’s lifetime including infancy, but with proper care, individuals can experience improved quality of life. With more options, surgeons have more control over selecting the appropriate procedure for a patient and thus a reduced risk for complications.

We offer a variety of comprehensive services to prevent, detect and treat disorders including:

  • Glaucoma
  • Vision problems
  • Transient or permanent vision loss
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Cataracts
  • Eye injuries
  • Corneal disease

Diagnostic Testing and Medical Services

There are a variety of tests and medical procedures used to evaluate your vision. We provide the following services as a way to diagnose potential health conditions:

  • Eye examinations: A comprehensive series of tests determine visual and eye health status
  • Glaucoma test: Measures the pressure inside your eyes
  • Refraction test: Measures your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses
  • Visual acuity test: Determines the smallest letters you can read on a standardized chart

Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens, and can be the result of eye injury, certain diseases such as diabetes, exposure to sunlight and some medications. The most common kind of cataract is related to aging, and almost half of all Americans over the age of 65 have cataracts. BayCare offers innovative lens removal surgeries that help you see as clearly as possible with minimal discomfort and downtime.

For a physician referral to an ophthalmologist, call 1-800-BayCare (1-800-229-2273) or find a doctor near you.