Eye Specialists in Malta and Gozo

Eye Specialists

Ophthalmologists consult in the diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions. Services they provide include vision services, eye exams, and medical eye care for conditions such as glaucoma, iritis and chemical burns.

Their expertise extends to surgical eye care for trauma, crossed eyes, cataracts, glaucoma, and other problems. Additionally they may provide plastic surgery for drooping eyelids and smoothing wrinkles.

They are different from optometrists and opticians, mostly in their level of education and the ability to diagnose and treat various eye and vision problems. Eye specialists can not only prescribe glasses to correct your vision but also treat and diagnose other eye diseases and vision problems.

When to see an eye specialist

Most of the time you will need to see an eye specialist when you have difficulties to see clear, however, you will have to visit one or will be referred by your GP if you are experiencing one or few of the symptoms below:

  • Pain in eyes
  • Flashes of light
  • Dark spots in the visual field
  • Burning or itching of the eyes or skin around
  • Excess eye discharge
  • Diabetes
  • Double vision
  • Curtain blocking vision
  • Bulging eyes
  • Crossed eyes
  • Ghost like image
  • Eye injury

Remember to always consult with your GP if you’re unsure or experiencing any issues.

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