Ophthalmology

Your Health. Your Hospital

Vision is a result of a wonderfully correlated, complex visual system. Its health is especially important, since sight is of major importance among the five senses, and its impairment leads to a considerable loss of the quality of life.

State of the Art Technology

We are equipped with the latest retina imaging technology, Spectralis, with the aid of which we are able to provide you with a more in-depth examination

The branch of medicine that specializes in the anatomy, function and diseases of the eye, is ophthalmology. Besides vision check-ups, general ophthalmology practice includes screening for common ocular diseases, which include:

  • cataract
  • glaucoma
  • diabetic retinopathy
  • hypertensive retinopathy
  • macular degeneration
  • eye infections
  • allergies
  • trauma

Ophthalmologists at Marina del Rey Hospital are medical specialists with thorough general ophthalmology training, completed by subspecialty training and cataract surgery.

Due to its complexity and delicate balance, the visual system can be affected in a variety of forms, which may lead to diverse medical conditions. Ophthalmologists at Marina del Rey Hospital diagnose, treat and handle the following eye conditions:

  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Astigmatism
  • Black eye
  • Blepharitis (eyelid inflammation)
  • Bulging eyes
  • Burning sensation in the eye
  • Cataract
  • Color blindness
  • Conjunctivitis and allergic conjunctivitis
  • Corneal abrasion
  • Corneal ulcer
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Dry eyes
  • Entropion (eyelid turned in)
  • Eye floaters
  • Eye redness
  • Eyelid twich
  • Foreign object in the eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Hordeolum externum (external eyelid stye)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Hypertensive retinopathy
  • Lazy eye
  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Night blindness
  • Ocular migraines
  • Ophthalmalgia (sore eyes)
  • Optic neuritis
  • Photophobia
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium (noncancerous growth)
  • Retinal detachment
  • Scleritis
  • Strabismus
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage
  • Trauma and emergency eye care
  • Uveitis
  • Visual disturbances
  • Visual loss
  • Watery eyes
  • etc.

The medical technology advances of the last few years handed our ophthalmologists a full range of tools to operate within the field of diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases. While many of the eye conditions listed above require surgical treatment, and often a combination of ophthalmological surgery procedures, many others only consist of a short visit to the hospital.

Outpatient Surgery

The sight and cosmetic-related outpatient procedures that ophthalmologists at Marina del Rey Hospital offer are minimally invasive surgeries, which include:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Oculoplastics (eyelid surgery)
  • Pterygium surgery
  • Laser Surgery

Which treatment is applied to which patient and which conditions, is always a decision made by our experienced ophthalmologists.

Outpatient surgery often uses anesthesia, the type of which is determined after a careful evaluation performed by an ophthalmologists and an anesthesiologist.

Inpatient Care

The rarest of ophthalmology treatment options, inpatient care services include evaluation for:

  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Eye affecting neurologic conditions
  • Glaucoma

Emergency Eye Care

Always alert and well-prepared, the board-certified and experienced ophthalmologists at Marina del Rey Hospital are ready to react efficiently to emergency cases. These include:

  • Car accidents
  • Toxic chemical contact
  • Work-related injuries
  • etc.

Through the increased availability of the most advanced medical technology, the past few years have brought major changes to ophthalmological diagnostic. Marina del Rey Hospital recognized early the importance of investing into ocular imaging and diagnosis technology. Diagnostic services offered by our medical center include:

  • Anterior segment imaging and photography
  • Posterior segment imaging and photography
  • Ultrasound
  • Laser imaging
  • Visual function and visual field testing
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Electrophysiology

Our most recent addition to the above listed technologies is Spectralis, the latest retina imaging tool, which combines high-speed scanning laser angiography with high-resolution optical coherence tomography.

We Play an Active Role in Our Community

Through general lectures and events for patients and residents, seminars for therapists, and meetings with doctors and staff. Register for a seminar or join us for a special event at Marina Del Rey Hospital.

Frequently Asked Questions

To have a low vision means to be unable to see correctly and clearly.

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It is recommended that a first screening for general eye health should be done before or early around the age of six months.

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As the earliest intervention is the wisest, a regular check-up is recommended.

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An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor, while an optometrist is a person whose medical training is related to the technicality of eyesight.

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Legal blindness is a term used to describe a level of lowered visual acuity, level, which can vary from country to country according to its own medical legislation. A person with the diagnostic of "legal blindness" is eligible for the financial benefits provided by the government of the respective country.

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