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What is an Ophthalmologist?

February 29, 2024

Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems. They provide eye exams, vision testing, and prescriptions for glasses or contact lenses. As medical doctors, they can diagnose and treat any and all eye problems, and perform eye surgery and provide follow-up care. 

What does an Ophthalmologist do? 

When giving a comprehensive eye exam, an ophthalmologist will assess your vision and, if needed, find your eyeglass/contact lens prescription. They will test how your pupils respond to light, check the alignment of your eyes, and make sure the muscles that move your eyes are working properly. They will look for any early signs of eye problems such as cataracts or glaucoma and examine the back of your eye (retina) and optic nerve.

Ophthalmologists diagnose and treat injuries, infections, diseases, and disorders of the eye. Treatments can include medication taken orally (by mouth) or topically (in the eye), surgery, cryotherapy (freeze treatment), and chemotherapy (chemical treatment).

Vanda Clinic Management System's Ophthalmologist Module

Vanda ophthalmologist module

Using Vanda’s Ophthalmologist module, ophthalmologists can perform all the needed tasks with ease. 

Ophthalmologist features in Vanda include:

  1. Vision Test
  2. Examination
  3. Visit Diagnosis
  4. Prescription
Eye examination free drawing

During an eye examination, findings done by the ophthalmologist can be recorded in our photo feature. This photo feature will allow for the user to draw any findings made during the examination. 

Patients' Medication History list

A feature to view all the past medications of the specified patient can also be seen easily in our Ophthalmologist module.