Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of ocular and associated diseases. It is a medical and surgical discipline. The specialist of ophthalmology is called an ophthalmologist.

Every year over 20 million eye operations are performed for the treatment of cataracts and millions of additional refractive surgeries for the correction of vision problems.

The principal ophthalmological procedures and diseases are:

  • Glaucoma
  • Inherited eye diseases
  • Keratoplasty
  • Oculoplastic surgery
  • Ophthalmological diseases
  • Paediatric ophthalmology
  • Refractive surgery
  • Retinal diseases
  • Strabismus surgery