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Ophthalmology

A general ophthalmic examination is involved with the diagnosis and treatment of visual disorders and the diseases of the eye.

Our ophthalmology specialist practice deals with visual disorders due to reflective errors of the eye (short-sightedness, far-sightedness, astigmatism), as well as eye diseases, such as conjunctivitis, glaucoma and cataract. A regular ophthalmic control examination is necessary in asymptomatic periods as well, because ophthalmic screening may reveal other, asymptomatic diseases of the body. Annual control examination is recommended for patients with diabetes and hypertension, because both diseases may have severe complications that affect vision.

What complaints should prompt you to visit an ophthalmologist?
  • Impaired vision, tired eyes
  • Blurred, distorted or double vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Burning sensation, red, inflamed eyes
  • Frequently dry eyes, lacrimation
What happens during an ophthalmic examination?

The specialist asks you in detail about your complaints, previous visual disorders and eye diseases. The structure and functioning of the eye is examined during a physical and instrumental examination. Visual acuity and colour vision are checked; the physician examines the fundus of the eye with a slit lamp, and performs eye pressure measurement and computer dioptre measurement (refractometry), if needed.

The ophthalmology specialist examines the following:

  • visual acuity;
  • glaucoma;
  • eye problems associated with ageing, such as macular degeneration;
  • eye problems, lesions caused by allergy;
  • eye problems originating from circulatory and metabolic diseases;
  • diagnosis of visual disorders in children as early as possible.

An advantage of regular ophthalmic examination is that certain diseases can be detected in time, and further visual impairment and other severe complications can be prevented.