Ophthalmology - Overview

What is ophthalmology?

Ophthalmology is the field of medicine that studies the anatomy, physiology, and diseases of the eyeball.

The eye, its surrounding structures, and the visual system, can be affected by a number of clinical conditions.

Ophthalmologists are trained eye specialists responsible for all eye-related issues including:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of all eye conditions
  • Preservation of vision through medical treatment of eye diseases and correction of refractive errors by lens prescription or laser surgery
  • Performing surgical procedures such as cataract extraction, retinal detachment repair, cornea reshaping, corneal transplants, and treatment of glaucoma

Our approach

At Mount Elizabeth Hospitals, our ophthalmologists in Singapore specialise in a range of medical and surgical eye problems, as well as screening and diagnosis for a variety of eye diseases and conditions.

Always on the look-out to achieve better clinical outcomes for our patients, our accomplished eye surgeons use sophisticated medical technologies and progressive techniques, such as the computer-guided bladeless Femtosecond laser system to make cataract surgery for our patients even safer, with more consistent results.

Supported by a multidisciplinary medical team of nurses and therapists, our qualified consultants will tailor a suitable treatment plan for your eye condition.

Why choose Mount Elizabeth Hospitals?

Having served in the Asia-Pacific for over 40 years, Mount Elizabeth Hospitals are trusted medical institutions in Singapore and the region for eye care and vision treatment.

Our ophthalmologists leverage their skill and expertise across a wide range of treatment solutions including up-to-date procedures like computer-aided laser surgery to return patients to optimal eye health.

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