WHAT IS AN OPHTHALMOLOGIST?
Ophthalmologists are physicians who specialize in medical and surgical eye care. They diagnose and treat all eye diseases. Many ophthalmologists conduct scientific research to improve treatment options and to find cures for eye diseases and vision disorders. Ophthalmologists differ from optometrists and opticians in their levels of training and in what they can diagnose and treat. As a medical doctor who has completed college and at least eight years of additional medical training, an ophthalmologist is licensed to practice medicine and perform surgery.
Founded in 1916, the American Board of ophthalmology is an independent, non-profit organization responsible for certifying ophthalmologists in the united states. The ABO was the first American Board established to certify medical specialists and is one of 24 specialty boards recognized by the American Board of medical specialties and the American medical association.
RONALD E. P. FRENKEL, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S.
LASER CATARACT SURGEON WITH PREMIUM LENS IMPLANTS, GLAUCOMA AND MEDICAL RETINA SPECIALIST,
HARVARD TRAINED EYE PHYSICIAN/SURGEON
FOUNDER OF THE EYE RESEARCH FOUNDATION, DIRECTOR OF EAST FLORIDA EYE INSTITUTE
ANITA BARIKIAN, M.D.
MEDICAL RETINA SPECIALIST, BASCOM PALMER TRAINED EYE PHYSICIAN
PAUL SCHACKNOW, M.D., PH.D
GLAUCOMA SPECIALIST, HARVARD TRAINED EYE PHYSICIAN