Ophthalmology covers medical and surgical treatment of the eye. Ophthalmologists are physicians who completed medical school and 4 years of additional training in surgery and eye disease.
The Ophthalmologists at Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center are trained to treat a variety of eye conditions such as:
- Cataract, including implanting premium and multifocal intraocular lenses
- Drooping lids and other eyelid conditions
- Pterygium and conjunctival surgeries
- Inflammatory disorders of the eye
- Disorders of the retina
- And many others
A referral from your primary care manager or emergency care physician is required to be seen in Ophthalmology. All TRICARE beneficiaries are eligible.