Ophthalmology focuses on the medical and surgical treatment of eye conditions. An ophthalmologist is able to diagnose and treat eye disorders that may affect your vision and can also perform regular eye exams.
Ophthalmologists in Roanoke, Virginia
We aim to restore your vision so you can see life clearly.
Sometimes you don't realize how important your vision is until you start to lose it. At LewisGale Medical Center, our eye specialists are committed to helping you restore and maintain your eye health, using cosmetic and surgical means to give you the eye care you deserve.
Eye conditions we treat
Our dedicated vision specialists treat an extensive array of eye disorders, including:
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Dry eyes
- Macular degeneration
- Retinal detachment
- Retinal disorders
Ophthalmology services we offer
From vision correction to eye reconstruction, we help diagnose and treat eye conditions with heightened skill and personal care.
Eye care you can count on
Eye care you can count on
Eye care at our hospital begins with our ophthalmologists. Ophthalmologists are unique, specialized eye doctors that offer a variety of services, including vision exams, eye surgery and prescribing glasses or contacts. As a medical doctor, an ophthalmologist is the only type of eye care specialist who can diagnose and treat all types of eye conditions.
We want you to feel comfortable to come to us for any condition you may be experiencing, no matter the severity. If your situation is more serious and requires a procedure, our eye specialists deliver transformative care that includes:
- Corneal transplantation — for corneas scarred from infection, injury or severe keratoconus (caused by excessive rubbing of the eyes, often due to eye allergies)
- Laser vision correction — for myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism
- Oculoplastic surgery — for traumatic injuries, orbital tumors or problems with your tear ducts
When to see an ophthalmologist
Although many eye problems are minor in nature, some require more urgent, in-depth care. This is especially true for conditions that could lead to permanent vision loss or impairment if left untreated.
Warning signs to watch out for
Vision problems can be alarming, but not every issue is the same. It is important to know what serious signs to be aware of, as well as what can be considered minor. See an ophthalmologist right away if you experience:
- Changes in vision, including:
- Changes in your peripheral vision (shadows or blurriness)
- Double vision
- Eye floaters
- Loss of or a decrease in vision
- Sudden appearance of spots or flashes of light
- Eye pain
- Eye trauma, if not serious enough for an emergency room (ER) visit
- Fluid coming from the eye
- Physical changes such as crossed eyes or pupils pointing in different directions
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