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Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology focuses on treating diseases and conditions that affect the anatomy and physiology of the eye. An ophthalmologist takes care of both surgical procedures as well as medical care for the eye.  Dr. Victor is an ophthalmologist, board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  

Ophthalmology Training and Education

Becoming an ophthalmologist requires completion of medical school, internship, and residency.  Dr. Victor received his medical degree from the University of Miami Medical School in 1984.  Some ophthalmologists may undergo additional training if they choose and focus on a specialty within the field of ophthalmology.  Dr. Victor completed a fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, also known as Eyelid Plastic Surgery, from the University of Toronto.

At Victor Eyecare, we treat a wide range of eye care needs.  Dr. Victor is trained to perform thorough eye examinations, to prescribe eyeglasses, offer medical treatment for a eye conditions, and do complex and delicate eyelid surgeries.  The role of an ophthalmologist differs from that of an optometrist, who focuses on performing eye exams, prescribing corrective lenses, and prescribing medications for certain eye diseases. 

Ophthalmology Sub-Specialties

The field of ophthalmology includes multiple sub-specialties where an ophthalmologist can focus on treating and curing specific types of eye problems. This can make it easier to address specific needs of eye patients.  In addition to Dr. Victor's sub-specialty of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, other sub-specialties include:

Cornea and External Disease: Diagnosing and treating diseases related to the cornea, sclera and eyelids are the primary focus of this specialty. Training within this specialty includes doing corneal transplant surgery and other types of corneal surgery.

Glaucoma: This specialty concentrates on medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma and other age related vision disorders that can create optic nerve damage through increased ocular pressure.

Neuro-ophthalmology: A nonsurgical specialty focused on diseases affecting the optic nerve and visual pathways. It deals with the relationship between neurologic and ophthalmic diseases and can be combined with eye and orbital surgery.

Ophthalmic Pathology: An ophthalmic pathologist examines tissue samples culled from the eye and adnexa in helping to diagnose eye diseases and vision problems.

Pediatric Ophthalmology: This specialty focuses on dealing with vision problems and eye diseases affecting children. Pediatric ophthalmologists offer medical and surgical treatment of genetic ocular abnormalities and serious eye diseases before a patient reaches adulthood.

Vitreoretinal Diseases: Medical and surgical treatment of diseases affecting the retina and vitreous are the focus of this specialty. These diseases can be genetic and systemic in origin. A vitreoretinal ophthalmologist uses tools like ultrasound fluorescein, angiography and electrophysiology to make a diagnosis. From there, they treat vitreoretinal diseases through using such procedures as laser therapy, cryotherapy, retinal detachment surgery and vitrectomy.

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About Victor Eyecare

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At Victor Eyecare, each member of our vision care team is selected by Dr. Warren Victor based upon his or her experience, professional demeanor, and dedication to providing personalized care to our ophthalmology patients.

Our staff is committed to ensuring the comfort and satisfaction of each and every patient. We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointment times that meet your needs.

We know that you have a choice when it comes to West Valley ophthalmologists, and we strive to provide you with the expert eye care you deserve.