Baptist Medical Group Ophthalmology

Vision is a big part of our health. When patients have a problem with their vision or their eyes in general, they can turn to the medical specialty of ophthalmology.

Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders and diseases affecting the eyes.

What Do Baptist Medical Group Ophthalmologists Do?

Baptist Medical Group ophthalmologists are trained to provide comprehensive eye care to patients. It's important to note that ophthalmologists differ from other eye physicians such as optometrists and opticians. Ophthalmologists are licensed to practice both medicine and surgery.

The ophthalmologists at Baptist Medical Group routinely diagnose a variety of eye diseases. They also conduct treatments that include eye surgery and corrective lenses for individuals with vision problems. Baptist Medical Group ophthalmologists may also be involved in scientific research related to the causes and cures for eye and vision conditions.

Specific services provided by Baptist Medical Group ophthalmologists include:

  • No-stitch cataract surgery
  • Specialty cataract intraocular lenses
  • CustomVue LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis
  • ReSTOR • ReZoom • AcrySof Toric
  • Laser eye surgery
  • Pediatric and strabismus surgery
  • Designer and safety eyewear
  • Contact lenses and no-line bifocals

Types of Conditions Treated

When a patient sees a Baptist Medical Group physician who specializes in ophthalmology, they may be dealing with one of the following health problems:

  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Corneal abrasions
  • Lazy eye
  • Strabismus
  • Amblyopia
  • And more