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What Is An Ophthalmologist?

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What is an Ophthalmologist?

An Ophthalmologist is a medical doctor that specializes in the eye. Ophthalmologists are specially trained to provide a full spectrum of eye care, from prescribing glasses to complex and delicate eye surgery.

Fully-trained Ophthalmologists

  • Four years of college
  • Four years of medical school
  • One year of internship
  • Three or more years of residency in the diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of eye disorders
  • Board certification – a rigorous, two-part examination given by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Further training in a specialized field of Ophthalmology may also be completed
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    Ophthalmology Signs & Symptoms

    Ophthalmology Signs & Symptoms

    The most common signs and symptoms, and risk factors of eye disease seen in our ophthalmology patients from Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Fayetteville, and beyond.

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    General Eye Care

    General Eye Care Ophthalmology

    We consider the whole body, not just the eyes, when caring for our patients.

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    Cataracts

    Cataracts Ophthalmology

    A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision.

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    Glaucoma

    Glaucoma Ophthalmology

    Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve – the part of the eye that carries the images we see to the brain.