Who is an oculist?
The oculist is a doctor specializing in diseases of the eye apparatus, who has deep knowledge in medicine and eye surgery, engaged in the development of preventive drugs, working with trauma of the visual system and their consequences. This specialist is a doctor of medicine or a doctor of osteopathy.
The physician is competent to diagnose and treat specific diseases, and the osteopath focuses on loss of functions and structural changes in the visual system for a particular problem.
Who is an oculist? Firstly, it is a highly qualified specialist in the field of eye treatment, which provides services for:
- therapy and surgery;
- diagnosis by various methods;
- elimination of complications caused by concomitant problems (for example, diabetes).
The ophthalmologist has the appropriate certification and licensing for medical practice, confirming the level of professionalism. Secondly, the eye doctor is an experienced diagnostician, practicing optometry and ophthalmology. Thirdly, the oculist can be a generalist or have a narrow specialization (for example, deal specifically with the problem of cataract and glaucoma).
When should I go to the oculist?
A timely visit to the ophthalmologist is a guarantee of good vision. For prevention, the visit should be planned once a year, if there are no serious visual disturbances. Emergency resort to the help of a doctor will have to with eye injuries, sharp partial or complete loss of vision.
When should I go to the oculist? The reason for the appeal will be the following complaints:
- pain syndrome of the visual apparatus;
- red eyes;
- sensation of itching, burning;
- dry eye syndrome;
- lacrimation and the presence of a purulent secret;
- foreign body sensation;
- light perception, swelling of the eyelids and the area around the eyes;
- any violation of the quality of sight - points, flies, dark circles, distortion of visual perception, bifurcation of objects, shroud, flare, etc.
Regularly undergo scheduled examinations from the oculist should people over forty years of age who are at risk for developing cataracts and glaucoma, as well as people with eye diseases of a hereditary nature.
The oculist helps with trichiasis (eyelid twisting with the growth of eyelashes inside), pingvecula (formation on the eyeball in the form of a yellow shade), barley (purulent inflammation on the eyelid), and other diseases.