An ocuplastic specialist is an ophthalmologist (a physician who specializes in medical and surgical care of the eyes and visual system, as well as in prevention of eye disease) who has received advanced training in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eye and surrounding structures. Ocuplastic specialists are often consulted for problems with the eyelids, tear drainage, and skin cancer around the eyes.
Rajesh K. Shetty, MD
Location and Office HoursFlorida Eye Specialists, PA
11512 Lake Mead
Jacksonville, FL 32256
- monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
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As an older person with vision problems, how can I drive safely?
Aging can increase your challenges as a driver, especially if you suffer from an eye condition such as macular degeneration, presbyopia, glaucoma, or cataracts. Stay safe by getting annual eye exams, checking in with your ophthalmologist, and taking necessary precautions.
Invest in new, more powerful glasses to compensate for any vision loss. Consider adding antiglare coating to your eyeglasses to reduce the temporary blindness caused by oncoming headlights at night.
You can adjust your car to suit your needs, as well. Consider installing broader side-view and rear-view mirrors to provide greater peripheral vision, or choose a car with bigger and brighter gauges to help you stay in control.
Simple lifestyle adjustments may also be in order. Perhaps driving in heavy rain or at night is no longer a good idea. For instance, cataracts, which cloud the lens, make night driving particularly difficult.
What kinds of doctors treat eye problems in children?
UCLA Health answeredOptometrists are equipped to diagnose refractive and focusing problems in older children. A pediatric ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specializes in diseases and surgeries of the eyes and is the appropriate specialist for all eye problems in younger children and for serious eye problems at any age.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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