Ophthalmology | Eye Care

MaineHealth has the providers and specialists to treat eye problems in both adults and children. MaineHealth offers the most advanced eye care in northern New England. Patients may need a regular eye exam, have an eye disorder or need treatment for an illness affecting their eyes. Your provider may refer you to an ophthalmologist.

What is an ophthalmologist?

Doctors who specialize in medical conditions affecting the eyes are called ophthalmologists. These specialty doctors provide both medical and surgical care for people with eye problems and eye conditions. Ophthalmologists treat both adults and children. Browse our services below:

Eye Conditions & Treatments

Symptoms of Eye Problems

Signs and symptoms of eye problems

  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Blurriness
  • Burning eyes
  • Crusty eyes
  • Drooping eyelid
  • Eye discharge
  • Eye pain
  • Flashes of light
  • Floaters
  • Light sensitivity
  • Lump on eyelid
  • Night vision problems
  • Tunnel vision
  • Vision loss

Eye Conditions Treated

What conditions do ophthalmologists treat?

Ophthalmologists are board-certified medical doctors who treat a full range of eye conditions that include:

  • Astigmatism
  • Blocked tear duct
  • Cataracts
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Contact lens-related eye infections
  • Corneal abrasions
  • Glaucoma
  • Lazy eye
  • Migraine
  • Myopia
  • Ocular hypertension
  • Retinal detachment
  • Stroke affecting the eye
  • Uveitis

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