General Ophthalmology

A general ophthalmology clinic is to diagnose common eye diseases and prescribe glasses. It also offer comprehensive eye care including eye examinations, vision correction, medication and surgery to diagnose and treat the diseases of eye in collaboration with other departments.

The clinic performs routine eye examinations and screenings for eye problems such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinal disease due to diabetes, ocular inflammation, and eye injuries. Furthermore, patients with other conditions are monitored for eye health at the clinic.

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Common Vision Problems

The common vision problems diagnosed in general ophthalmology clinic are the following.


Nearsightedness or myopia is a common vision problem in which objects farther away looks blurry. It usually develops during childhood and adolescence and tend to run in families. A basic eye examination is needed to confirm nearsightedness and it can be corrected using eyeglasses, contact lenses or doing a refractive surgery.

Major signs and symptoms
  • The basic signs and symptoms of near sightedness are blurry vision when looking at distant objects, need to squint partially to see distant objects, headache and eye strain. People may also find difficulty reading street signs and banners.
  • In addition to all these myopia in younger children express other symptoms also. They are, blink excessively, squint persistently, frequently rubbing eyes, sit closer to television, and seem unaware of distant objects. Nearsightedness in children should be identified and treated as earlier as possible.


Farsightedness or hyperopia is a condition that make objects that are closer to you appear blurry. It is usually present at birth but the problem fixes itself naturally because the eyeball lengthens with development, and tends to run in families.

Major signs and symptoms
  • The main symptoms of farsightedness is the appearance of nearby objects blurry when farther objects are seen clearly. You may feel general eye discomfort or a headache after doing close tasks, such as reading, writing, computer work or drawing, for a time. The severity of your farsightedness influences your focusing ability. You can easily correct this condition with eyeglasses or contact lenses or by doing a surgery. If you are unable perform life tasks due to farsightedness consult a general ophthalmologist and they will determine the degree of your farsightedness and advise you of options to correct your vision.


Astigmatism is a common imperfection of vision in which objects both near and far appear blurry. The reason for astigmatism is the irregularly shaped cornea. It is often occur in combination with myopia and hyperopia.

Major signs and symptoms
  • The symptoms of astigmatism includes blurred near and far vision, head ache, eye strain, squinting and difficulty with night vision. If you feel blurry vision consult a general ophthalmologist and they will help you to identify whether you have astigmatism and, if so, to what degree.


It is the condition of gradual loss in ability of your eyes to focus on nearby objects due to normal aging process. It became noticeable during mid-40s and worsen in old age. These problems are usually corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or by laser vision correction procedures like LASIK.

Major signs and symptoms
  • The development of presbyopia occurs gradually in older people. So, you need to know the symptoms of it in order to seek medical attention as early as possible. The major signs of presbyopia are, blurred vision at normal reading distance and eye strain and head ache while reading something nearby you.

Role of a general ophthalmologist

General ophthalmologists at V Trust eye care take the time to carefully examine and identify the problems with your visual health that you are having. Following that, we advise you to take the best, most prudent course of action. Our intention is for you to realize the ideal vision for the highest level of living quality.