Ophthalmology

Our vision is to help you see clearly

Your eyes connect you with the world, so it can be alarming if they aren’t working correctly. Thankfully, we have a team of ophthalmologists and optometrists who are ready to see to your eye care needs.

At Indiana University Health, our ophthalmology team has years of experience treating and managing all types of eye conditions. You can rest assured that your condition will be treated quickly and efficiently. 

Some of the services we offer include: 

  • Adult, adolescent and children’s eye exams
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Multifocal (bifocal) and toric (astigmatism) lens implants
  • Oculoplastic and eyelid surgery
  • Treatment for dry eye

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve and can cause loss of peripheral vision. Depending on the severity of your disease, it can be treated with eye drops or surgery. 

Cataracts

Cataracts cause cloudy or blurry vision.  When glasses can no longer correct this, surgery is required. During our outpatient cataract surgery the natural lens is replaced with a new, artificial lens. Our surgical options include no-injection/no-stitch surgery providing a low-risk, improved procedure.

Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy, caused by diabetes, is the abnormal change or growth of blood vessels in the eyes. Vision loss associated with diabetic retinopathy is irreversible, but there are treatments that may relieve some of the symptoms and keep the disease from progressing.  These include laser surgery and microscopic surgery.

Macular degeneration

Macular degeneration is the breakdown of the eye’s macula, which is the part of the retina that is most sensitive to detail, allowing you to read small print. Depending on the type and severity of your macular degeneration, supplements, injections of medications, laser treatments or other therapy can be used to treat the disease.

Ptosis

Ptosis, or a drooping of the eyelid, can restrict or even block your vision. We offer medical and cosmetic surgical treatment of ptosis. 

Children and adolescent eye diseases

Our pediatric ophthalmologists treat strabismus (eye misalignment), amblyopia (lazy eye), tear duct obstructions, ptosis (drooping eyelid), retinoblastoma (childhood eye cancer), pediatric glaucoma and pediatric cataracts.

Corneal diseases and injuries

Corneal disease and injury can distort light and impair vision. Our ophthalmologists offer corneal transplants and other treatment for injuries.

Our Approach to Ophthalmology Care

At Indiana University Health, our ophthalmology team has years of experience treating and managing all types of eye conditions. You can rest assured that your condition will be treated quickly and efficiently. 

Some of the services we offer include: 

  • Adult, adolescent and children’s eye exams
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Multifocal (bifocal) and toric (astigmatism) lens implants
  • Oculoplastic and eyelid surgery
  • Treatment for dry eye

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve and can cause loss of peripheral vision. Depending on the severity of your disease, it can be treated with eye drops or surgery. 

Cataracts

Cataracts cause cloudy or blurry vision.  When glasses can no longer correct this, surgery is required. During our outpatient cataract surgery the natural lens is replaced with a new, artificial lens. Our surgical options include no-injection/no-stitch surgery providing a low-risk, improved procedure.

Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy, caused by diabetes, is the abnormal change or growth of blood vessels in the eyes. Vision loss associated with diabetic retinopathy is irreversible, but there are treatments that may relieve some of the symptoms and keep the disease from progressing.  These include laser surgery and microscopic surgery.

Macular degeneration

Macular degeneration is the breakdown of the eye’s macula, which is the part of the retina that is most sensitive to detail, allowing you to read small print. Depending on the type and severity of your macular degeneration, supplements, injections of medications, laser treatments or other therapy can be used to treat the disease.

Ptosis

Ptosis, or a drooping of the eyelid, can restrict or even block your vision. We offer medical and cosmetic surgical treatment of ptosis. 

Children and adolescent eye diseases

Our pediatric ophthalmologists treat strabismus (eye misalignment), amblyopia (lazy eye), tear duct obstructions, ptosis (drooping eyelid), retinoblastoma (childhood eye cancer), pediatric glaucoma and pediatric cataracts.

Corneal diseases and injuries

Corneal disease and injury can distort light and impair vision. Our ophthalmologists offer corneal transplants and other treatment for injuries.

Because of our partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine, our residency program has trained about half of the ophthalmologists in the state. 

Research in ophthalmology

Our ophthalmologists are working to advance the range of treatments available for eye disorders. 

Some examples of our clinical research include:

  • New drugs to treat glaucoma, diabetes and macular degeneration
  • New therapies for macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy
  • Treatment of strabismus (eyes looking in different directions)
  • Molecular biology of the chemical cycle of vision
  • Treatment and cures for retinoblastoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration
  • Neurophysiology of eye movements
  • Physiology of blood flow in the eye

Why IU Health for Ophthalmology Care

Because of our partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine, our residency program has trained about half of the ophthalmologists in the state. 

Research in ophthalmology

Our ophthalmologists are working to advance the range of treatments available for eye disorders. 

Some examples of our clinical research include:

  • New drugs to treat glaucoma, diabetes and macular degeneration
  • New therapies for macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy
  • Treatment of strabismus (eyes looking in different directions)
  • Molecular biology of the chemical cycle of vision
  • Treatment and cures for retinoblastoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration
  • Neurophysiology of eye movements
  • Physiology of blood flow in the eye

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