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Frequently Asked Questions

Who are Ophthalmologists?

Ophthalmologists are eye doctors who specialize in eye care. At BLK-Max, we have some of the best eye specialists who provide accurate diagnoses and treat various eye conditions effectively.

What are the Conditions & types of diseases treated by Ophthalmologists

Ophthalmologists treat various eye conditions such as

  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Dry eyes
  • Partial or complete loss of vision
  • Eye injuries and pain
  • Abnormal eye movement
  • Double vision
  • Diabetes-related retinopathy
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Poor vision
  • Astigmatism
  • Age-related macular degeneration

When to consult with an ophthalmologist?

You should consult an Ophthalmologist regularly, especially if you have diabetes; however, if you have the following symptoms consult your eye specialist soon.

  • Vision problem
  • Constant headache
  • Eye infection
  • Eye pain

What does an ophthalmologist do?

An Ophthalmologist helps in the following ways-

  • Assess your vision
  • Prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses (if required)
  • Performs pupil test
  • Check eye alignment
  • Check for signs of eye disease
  • Examines retina

What is the most common type of surgery for ophthalmologists?

The most common type of surgery performed by Ophthalmologists is LASIK surgery for treating nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

How much does it cost to see an ophthalmologist?

The cost of consultation depends on the experience, experience and geographical location.

What is the difference between an Ophthalmologist and an Optometrist?

Ophthalmologists differ from Optometrist because an Ophthalmologist can diagnose and treat all eye diseases and even perform surgery but an optometrist can only perform eye tests and suggest eyeglasses/ contact lenses accordingly. Moreover, their qualification also differs.