Ophthalmology: Eye Specialist

If you’re searching to find the best Ophthalmologist, Leading Medical Clinics of the World® can help. We put the best Ophthalmology clinics through our rigorous evaluation process and only the top 10% can become a Leading Ophthalmology Clinic. While there are many qualified candidates, we select only the best of the best, providing prospective patients with access to the top Ophthalmology doctors in the world.

What is Ophthalmology?

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Ophthalmologists are trained both medically and surgically to diagnose and treat a variety of eye problems. This includes:

  • Eye Examinations
  • Diagnosing and Treating Eye Conditions
  • Prescribing Glasses or Contact Lenses
  • Performing Eye Surgery (cataracts, LASIK, PRK, etc.)

The most serious eye diseases include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma and these conditions require an eye specialist.

Medical training required to be an ophthalmologist:

After completing medical school, graduates must complete an ophthalmology residency that lasts a minimum of 4 years before they can legally become an ophthalmologist. Then can then opt to continue their training to become a specialist in a specific ophthalmology subspecialty such as:

  • Pediatrics
  • Retinal and Vitreous Diseases
  • Cornea and External Diseases
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Oculoplastics
  • Ocular oncology

How to find the best Ophthalmologist:

When trying to find the best eye clinic it’s important to consider a variety of different factors:

  1. Experience – Find out the number of years your ophthalmologist has been practicing and the number of successful procedures they have completed. For example, if you’ve been diagnosed with cataracts, ask your ophthalmologist how many successful cataract procedures they’ve performed. You can also ask how many eye doctors have chosen them for their own for their own eye surgery.
  2. Training – Find out if your ophthalmologist has received training in a certain subspecialty. Especially if you’ve been diagnosed with a particular disorder. For example, if you’ve been diagnosed with wet macular degeneration, make sure your ophthalmologist specializes in retinal diseases.
  3. Professional accreditations – Find out if your ophthalmologist has received awards from any ophthalmologic societies or if they’ve published any papers in scientific journals.

We realize that finding the best ophthalmologist can be a daunting task so we’ve made it easier for you. We’ve evaluated and selected only the top ophthalmology clinics so you can quickly search and find the best ophthalmologist near you!