Ophthalmology

Eyes

Ophthalmology covers everything to do with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eyeball. Since ophthalmologists perform operations on eyes, they are both surgical and medical specialists. 

Some of the subspecialties of ophthalmology are:

  • Anterior segment surgery
  • Retinal ophthalmology
  • Cataract
  • Cornea, ocular surface, and external diseases
  • Glaucoma
  • Medical retina
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Ocular oncology
  • Oculoplastic and orbit surgery
  • Ophthalmic pathology
  • Pediatric ophthalmology or strabismus, which means misalignment of the eyes
  • Refractive surgery
  • Uveitis
  • Immunology
  • Vitreo-retinal surgery

For cataract surgeries, the femtosecond laser is used.

This is the most modern technology available for cataract removal. It allows for needle-free, blade-free surgery and increased levels of accuracy, and is considered the biggest breakthrough in cataract surgery in the last 25 years.

It increases the safety of the treatment and ensures a faster and more efficient healing time.

Entropion causes the eyelid to fold inward and can cause irritation to the patient.

Blepharoplasty, the removal of excess skin from around the eye, is performed at Belgian clinics under general anesthetic. It removes fat cells and tightens the skin, with many patients citing a more youthful appearance afterwards.

Infobrochure: eye treatments

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