Having studied Ophthalmology,
Dr. Hoffman has been trained
to diagnose, treat and perform various types of surgeries for diseases, injuries, or trauma of the eye. Dr. Hoffman may treat disorders such as glaucoma, corneal tumors, cataracts, retinal disorders, conjunctivitis, astigmatism and ocular tumors, among others.
Ophthalmology is a medical specialty encompassing the diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases of the eye. Ophthalmology differs from optometry in that ophthalmologists (those trained in ophthalmology) are trained and licensed physicians, while optometrists (those trained in optometry) are not trained as physicians. Ophthalmology is comprised of the surgical and non-surgical treatment of eye disorders.
The duties of an ophthalmologist extend above and beyond those of an eye doctor, or optometrist. Although ophthalmologists may provide vision care such as eye exams and the prescription of glasses, their care extends much further. Ophthalmologists are trained to provide complete care for the eye, diagnosing and treating eye disorders such as glaucoma, eye injuries (such as corneal abrasions), double vision, distorted and decreased vision, macular degeneration and cataracts, among many others.
When treating patients for eye disorders, ophthalmologists may perform a number of different treatments and procedures, both surgical or non-surgical in nature. Surgical operations performed by ophthalmologists include corrective laser eye surgery, cataracts surgery, glaucoma surgery, orbital surgery and lipid repair, among others. Non-surgical treatments by ophthalmologists include the prescription of corrective lenses, the prescription of various medications and treatment using collagen and silicone punctual plugs, among others.