This surgical specialty concentrates on the anatomy, function, disease and treatment of the eye.
Eye surgeons, called Ophthalmologists, treat a wide variety of eye problems from common vision deficiencies to more serious conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration or eye cancer. Ophthalmologists also perform surgery to correct deformities and abnormalities of the eyelids, lacrimal (tear) system and the orbit (the bony cavity surrounding the eye). Ophthalmological procedures performed at Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital include:
- Cataract Surgery
- Corneal Transplants
- Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
- Glaucoma Surgery
- Lacrimal Duct Surgery