What is Ophthalmology

What is Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of the eye and visual system. The eye, its surrounding structures and the visual system can be affected by a number of clinical conditions. Ophthalmology involves diagnosis and therapy of such conditions, along with microsurgery. Eye health services in Saudi Arabia are becoming more and more important with cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy sharing in the big burden.