Ophthalmology is a considered a medical specialty that uses medicine and surgery to treat diseases of the eye. This branch of medicine studies the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. Ophthalmologists perform operations on eyes, and are considered to be both surgical and medical specialists. An ophthalmologist in Nevada, undergoes many years of medical education and training, and is licensed by a state regulatory board to practice medicine and surgery, as well as deliver routine eye care to patients, in Nevada. Ophthalmologists often lead teams, formed to provide comprehensive eye care services to patients.
In addition to performing surgery and detecting eye problems, an ophthalmologist also assesses overall health and condition of the eye. Without timely intervention, some eye problems may lead to permanent damage and eventual blindness.