Ophthalmology Services from Our Houston Eye Doctor
If you've always received the care your eyes need through periodic eye exams, vision testing, and treatment of simple conditions, you may be surprised when an issue comes up that requires ophthalmology services. But certain conditions that threaten your eyes and vision call for more than primary care, requiring surgery or other advanced forms of medical treatment to correct or manage. That's when it's good to know that you have a friend in our Houston eye doctor at Museum District Eye Center, Dr. Charles A. Garcia.
Many people are unclear on the differences between ophthalmology and optometry. Optometry focuses on primary care services, including routine eye and vision exams, diagnosis of eye and vision problems, and basic treatment measures ranging from corrective lenses to non-invasive treatment of eye conditions. Optometrists receive specific training that culminates in a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. Ophthalmology focuses on medical treatment of complex medical conditions, making use of both drugs and surgical techniques. Ophthalmologists follow a training and education track that leads to a Medical Doctor (MD) or doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree.
Optometry and ophthalmology both have critically important roles to play in preserving or improving ocular health. If our optometry team at Museum District Eye Center discovers an eye problem that cannot be resolved through primary care, they will refer you to our ophthalmologist in Houston, Dr. Garcia.
Conditions Treated by Our Ophthalmologist in Houston
In addition to all the forms of primary eye care available from our optometrists, Museum District Eye Center is proud to offer a wide range of medical services through our ophthalmologist in Houston. We can provide such diverse medical treatments as:
- Cataract removal surgery
- Refractive correction surgeries such as LASIK or PRK
- Advanced treatment for glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration
- Corneal transplants employing either natural or artificial corneas
- Implanted devices to help patients suffering from keratoconus, macular degeneration, or other visual challenges
- Eye tumor removal and eye cancer treatment
- Surgical repair of injuries to the facial bones or tissues surrounding the eye
- Treatment of infections inside the eye, such as endophthalmitis or uveitis
Schedule Advanced Care at Museum District Eye Center
Our ability to give your family both optometry and ophthalmology services makes Museum District Eye Center the only eye care center you'll ever need. If you've been diagnosed with an eye disorder that calls for advanced medical care, our ophthalmologist in Houston is ready to help.
Call any of our 6 locations today to schedule a consultation, evaluation, and any treatment you may require!