Littzi Eye Care
Jacqueline J. Littzi, MD
Ophthalmology & Laser Cataract & Glaucoma Surgeon located in Greenwich, CT & New Canaan, CT
General ophthalmology is a branch of health care focused on diagnosing and treating eye-related conditions. At Littzi Eye Care in New Canaan and Greenwich, Connecticut, Jacqueline Littzi, MD, specializes in general ophthalmology. Whether you’re suffering from dry eyes and over-the-counter eye drops don’t provide relief, or it’s time to update your eyeglass prescription, Dr. Littzi can help. Make an appointment at Littzi Eye Care today by calling the office nearest you or by using the online booking tool.
General Ophthalmology Q&A
What is general ophthalmology?
General ophthalmology studies medical conditions that affect your eyes.
Ophthalmologists like Dr. Littzi are medical doctors who specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of these complex organs.
To practice ophthalmology in the United States, Dr. Littzi completed:
- Four years of college and a medical degree
- At least 36 months of residency training with a focus on ophthalmology
- A year of postgraduate clinical study
She also received certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology, a process that involved taking a series of written and oral exams.
What conditions does general ophthalmology treat?
General ophthalmologists like Dr. Littzi know how to diagnose, treat, and prevent almost any eye-related health problem, including:
- Corneal conditions
- Macular degeneration
- Childhood vision problems
- Neurological issues
Ophthalmologists like Dr. Littzi also perform complex eye surgeries, including laser-assisted cornea removal and blepharoplasty.
When should I see a general ophthalmologist?
Many eye-related issues like dry eyes get better on their own and respond to over-the-counter treatments like eye drops. However, if you are experiencing chronic or severe vision problems, it’s important to seek professional help.
Make an appointment with Dr. Littzi if you experience:
- Excessive tearing
- Misaligned eyes
- Loss of peripheral vision
- Double vision
- Reduced vision
You might require emergency eye care if you experience sudden vision loss, severe eye pain, or an eye injury.
If you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic health problem like high blood pressure or diabetes, you should also see a general ophthalmologist. Left unmanaged, these conditions can rob you of some or all of your vision.
How often should I visit a general ophthalmologist?
When it comes to making an appointment with a general ophthalmologist, there are no hard rules. However, Dr. Littzi usually recommends that her patients come in for a regular appointment once every 1-2 years.
Following a comprehensive vision exam, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of your symptoms and concerns, Dr. Littzi can make recommendations for treatment.
If your eyesight is crystal clear and you’re relatively healthy, you can maintain your vision by exercising regularly, eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, and wearing protective eyewear. If you have blurry vision or regularly experience other vision problems, Dr. Littzi can prescribe eyeglasses, contacts, or another type of treatment that aligns with your individual needs.
If you’re interested in learning more about general ophthalmology, make an appointment at Littzi Eye Care today. Request your consultation by calling the office nearest you or by using the online booking tool.