Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine specializing in the anatomy, function and diseases of the eye. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of eye problems, diseases and injuries.
Common types of eye problems include:
- Drainage from the eyes
- Eyestrain or vision changes
- Misaligned eyes or strabismus
- Blood in the white of the eye (subconjunctival hemorrhage)
- Eyelid problems
- Contact lens problems
- Color blindness
- Night blindness
- Retinal problems, such as diabetic retinopathy
- Red eyes that may be caused by infection, inflammation or tumors
- Macular degeneration
Nationally renowned Washington University physicians in each subspecialty area of ophthalmology serve patients at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. Whether you need a routine eye exam or a refractive surgeon, there is a physician who can provide for your eye health care needs.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an ophthalmologist, call Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital at 314.542.WEST (9378) or toll-free 844.542.9378.