Ophthalmology Specialists

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Prominis Medical Services

Primary Care Practice located throughout Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Glendale, New York

When it comes to your vision, an experienced and highly qualified ophthalmologist can make all the difference. The ophthalmologists at Prominis Medical Services, with 12 locations throughout Brooklyn, Staten Island, Glendale, and Queens, New York, are dedicated to protecting and enhancing eye health with the best and latest in ophthalmological tools, technology, and techniques. From comprehensive evaluations to beautiful corrective eyewear, personalized treatments, and disease management, the Prominis Medical Services ophthalmologists are here to help. Request an appointment online or call the office nearest you today.

Ophthalmology Q & A

What is Ophthalmology?

Ophthalmology is one of the branches of medicine that encompasses the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of conditions and diseases affecting the eyes.

Ophthalmologists have 12-13 years of training and education and are licensed to practice surgery and medicine. Ophthalmologists can treat a wide scope of conditions, such as glaucoma, iritis, cataracts, amblyopia, astigmatism, conjunctivitis, or diabetic retinopathy.

What are the Symptoms of Eye Disease?

If you have an eye disease or other eye problems, you may be suffering from:

  • Dry eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Itchy or red eyes
  • Eye pain or pressure

Your ophthalmologist can assist you with getting to the root cause of your vision issues. Whether you need eye drops, new glasses, or eye surgery, you’re in the right place at Prominis Medical Services.

What Conditions Can Be Treated with Ophthalmology?

Some of the most common conditions ophthalmologists treat include macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, conjunctivitis, and amblyopia.

  • Glaucoma: With glaucoma, the nerve that connects your eye to your brain is damaged, typically due to high eye pressure.
  • Cataracts: Cataracts are a condition involving the clouding of the natural lens of your eye that occurs slowly over time. The main symptom of cataracts is blurry vision.
  • Macular Degeneration: Macular degeneration results in a loss in the center of the field of vision. The center of the retina deteriorates with dry macular degeneration. With wet macular degeneration, leaky blood vessels develop under the retina. Blurred vision is a key symptom of macular degeneration.

What Treatments are Associated with Ophthalmology?

Ophthalmology can involve several beneficial treatments and services, such as:

  • Eye drops
  • Medications
  • Healthy lifestyle changes, such as nutrition and supplements related to eye health
  • Vision correction with eyewear
  • Eye surgery when needed, such as lens replacement or cornea reshaping

Many ophthalmologists are involved in scientific research to help find the causes and cures for vision and eye disorders. Some ophthalmologists also have subspecialties and zoom in further on a specific area of medical or surgical eye care, such as glaucoma, cornea, retina care, pediatrics, or oculoplastic surgery.

For the best in ophthalmologic care, call your nearest Prominis Medical Services location, or request a consultation online today.