Board-certified physicians at Sinai-Grace provide comprehensive ophthalmic care, as well as subspecialty care in every area of eye disorders. Comprehensive ophthalmology, diagnostic laboratories and optometry in vision centers supplement clinical services.
Whether you need a routine eye exam or surgery, there is a physician who can provide for your eye health care needs.
Sinai-Grace ophthalmologists provide testing and treatment of many common eye problems. Our services include:
When should you see an ophthalmologist?
You should have your eyes examined by an ophthalmologist if you have any of these signs or risk factors:
- Decreased vision, even if temporary
- Distorted vision
- Floaters (black “strings” or specks in your vision) or flashes of light
- A curtain or veil blocking your vision
- Halos (colored circles around lights)
- An eye injury or eye pain
- Red eye
- Bulging of one or both eyes
- Misaligned eyes
- Double vision
- Loss of side (peripheral) vision
- High blood pressure
- Thyroid disease-related eye problems
- A family history of eye disease
- Excess tearing
- Eyelid abnormalities
What happens during an eye exam?
During an eye exam, your ophthalmologist and his or her assistants ask about your current symptoms and review your medical history. Eyedrops to dilate your eyes may or may not be used during the exam.
An eye examination typically evaluates:
- Visual acuity
- Need for eyeglasses (refraction)
- Eyelid health and function
- Coordination of eye muscles
- Pupil response to light
- Side (peripheral) vision
- Intraocular pressure (pressure inside the eye)
- The anterior segment in the eye (the area in front of the lens, including the cornea and iris)
- The interior and back of the eye
African Americans and Glaucoma
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness and the single most common cause of blindness among African-Americans. Because they at increased risk for glaucoma, people of African descent should see an ophthalmologist even if they have no signs of glaucoma or risk factors.
For more information about DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital’s ophthalmology services or to make an appointment, call (313) 966-4800.