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Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology service

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders and surrounding tissues which include muscles, bones, eyelids, and tear production/drainage systems.

Your eye is the organ of vision and consists of the outer clear layer (the cornea), the white of the eye (the sclera), the coloured part (the iris), the lens which lies behind the iris and the light-sensitive lining at the back of the eye (the retina).