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Looking for an eye doctor? Know the importance of an ophthalmologist

By admin | Dec 29, 2016

There is an old saying that says “The eyes are the windows to the soul”.

The reason for this is that the eyes are the only place one can visualize the circulation. Diseases that affect the circulation such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and inflammatory diseases can be visualized in the eyes. Since the retina and optic nerve are part of the brain, many brain conditions can be picked up in the eye. Some examples include pituitary tumors, primary CNS lymphoma, and other brain tumors in general.

Ophthalmologists are medically and surgically trained, and can pick up on a wide range of diseases. In addition, they can help address problems inherent to the eye itself. These include dry eyes, refractive errors, glaucoma and cataracts.

Vision is one of the key five senses. A good ophthalmologist can help optimize vision and proactively treat diseases to prevent vision loss. Here at Retina Consultants of Boston we pride ourselves in delivering personalized, compassionate patient care while using the cutting edge medical and surgical techniques. We believe that good communication with our patients and colleagues are the cornerstone of good eye care. We work closely with our optometric, cardiology, rheumatology, and primary care colleagues to help preserve vision.

Our Ophthalmologists are currently accepting new patients. Call to schedule an appointment today!

In the interest of maintaining further transparency and providing a wide breadth of information to our patients and providers, this blog will serve as an educational and informative resource on interesting happenings within Retina Consultants of Boston and in the greater field of Ophthalmology.

Here at Retina Consultants of Boston, Dr. John J. Weiter and Dr. Namrata Nandakumar are on the forefront of diagnostic techniques, treatment and micro-surgical techniques for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, macular holes, and a number of other issues affecting the vitreous and retina. Check back here frequently for news and updates on our practice and all things retina!