Ophthalmology (Eye)

Samaritan Medical Center and local Ophthalmologists offer comprehensive eye care needs for our community. Taking care of your eyes is important from childhood to adulthood. Ophthalmology is a medical specialty focusing on the prevention, diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of vision problems and eye disease.

Common conditions our Ophthalmologists treat include:

  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Blurred vision
  • Cataracts
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Corneal ulcers
  • Detached or torn retina
  • Cervical or lumbar radiculopathy
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Dry eye
  • Eye injuries caused by sun exposure, dust, chemicals or foreign objects
  • Floaters and flashes
  • Glaucoma
  • Infections
  • Low vision
  • Macular degeneration
  • Ptosis (drooping eyelid)
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)
  • Styes or chalazions
  • Tumors


For more information about eye care visit eyesmart.org

Some of the most common Ophthalmology procedures:


Our Ophthalmologists (click link to see complete list)

If you are undergoing any Ophthalmology surgery or procedure please refer to information about being prepared for surgery. Being preparing for your surgery is vital, understanding Pre-Admission TestingAnesthesia, and Post-Surgery Care is critical to the success of your surgery.

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