Protection and improvement of vision: ophthalmic services of the Polyclinic Standard
Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases.
Eye examination includes a series of tests and diagnostics to assess vision and detect possible diseases. It usually lasts between 30 and 40 minutes and is painless. A complete ophthalmic examination is recommended for anyone who has any vision problem (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism or elderly farsightedness) once a year. Every child in school age should have an ophthalmologist appointment once a year. If the child has strabismus or some congenital disorders, the ophthalmologist should be visited twice a year or more often.
What does it mean to have an ophthalmologist?
Examination of ophthalmologists at Standard Polyclinic includes:
- Interview with the patient (anamnesis), during which the doctor comes up with information regarding problems and symptoms, as well as hereditary diseases
- Determination of diopters, or visual acuity, using the optotype apparatus
- Examination of the anterior segment of the eye
- Examination of the eye floor, which is of particular importance for patients with diabetes, high blood pressure and for people who are short-sighted
- Measuring eye pressure with the help of an apparatus tonometer
How to prepare for the examination?
Patients are advised to inform the ophthalmologist if they have a chronic illness or are taking therapy, but also to bring glasses or contact lenses if they are using them. After the pupils expand, the eyes will be sensitive to light, so it is recommended that you have a companion and bring sunglasses.
Ophthalmic examinations at The Standard Polyclinic are performed by Prof. Dr . Tamara Milenkaya.