An ophthalmologist is a doctor who is an eye specialist. Due to the surgical origins of the speciality within the UK they are titled as Mr / Mrs / Miss. They are usually members or fellows of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, RCOphth, and work within hospital eye departments or in private practice.

Ophthalmology is probably the most commonly misspelled speciality in medicine. Ophthalmology not opthalmology.

Subspeciality’s (click for more info on these)

  • Glaucoma
  • Paediatric / Squint
  • Retina (Surgery eg Retinal Detachments)
  • Medical Retina (Diabetes, AMD including injections)
  • Cornea (including corneal grafts)
  • Oculoplastics
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Oncology
  • Uveitis (often combined with medical retina)
  • Cataract and refractive

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