External consultation

For better patient care, a classification is performed, where first-time patients and control patients referred by general practitioners or specialists are attended to define their appropriate management.

Types of consultations:

Optometry consultation

Initially, a professional optometrist assessment is carried out, where visual acuity and the refractive state of the patient are reviewed, either in isolation or as part of a comprehensive ophthalmological evaluation. Here, it is determined if the patient has any refractive defects such as myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism.

Specialized ophthalmology consultation

Subsequently, a professional ophthalmologist assessment is performed on the anatomical and functional state of the eye, its appendages, and related structures, which includes an assessment of the anterior segment (parts before the cornea) through pupillary dilation.

A first-time consultation is considered when it is initially performed on a patient in the institution or when more than six months have passed since their last evaluation. In this case, it involves a comprehensive optometry evaluation.

Orthoptic Consultation

It is an assessment conducted by a professional orthoptist optometrist, aimed at determining the functional state of the ocular muscles that determine the alignment of the visual axes.

 

From this consultation, the indication may arise to perform orthopedic therapy or treatment sessions.

 

The sessions are functional recovery therapies for the muscular balance of the eye and visual acuity, which are carried out through stimulation exercises using specialized instruments and prisms. These exercises are performed in several sessions, depending on the case and the orthoptist’s criteria.

Low Vision Consultation

Exploration of vision under magnified parameters using magnifying glasses and other means to improve vision. In those patients who do not have the possibility of regaining vision, neither with glasses nor with surgeries.

Adaptation of ocular prostheses

Procedure by which acrylic lenses designed to resemble the external appearance of the eye are placed for a person who has undergone ocular evisceration or enucleation, seeking the best possible functional and aesthetic outcome.

Corrective | Cosmetic Contact Lenses

Assessment performed by a professional optometrist in which the conformity and adaptation of a person to the ambulatory use of contact lenses formulated according to their visual needs are evaluated, with the aim of determining the tolerance of their prolonged use and adequate visual correction.

Visual Rehabilitation

Visual disability is a condition that refers to the loss or limitation of the ability to see.

 

This condition can be partial or total and can be caused by different diseases, injuries, congenital defects, or aging. People with visual disabilities may have difficulties performing daily tasks such as reading, writing, driving, walking, recognizing objects, or people.

 

To assist people with visual disabilities, there are assistive devices and technologies, as well as programs and services that can improve their quality of life and help them fully participate in society.

Anesthesia consultation

Performs the preoperative assessment to achieve a safe procedure. Establishes the anesthetic risk and the technique to be used: local anesthesia, assisted local anesthesia, regional (block), or intravenous general anesthesia.

Specialized consultations

Specialized consultation for the anterior segment

It is the evaluation carried out by the supra-specialist in the cornea and anterior segment when there is an ocular problem related to vision loss caused by damage to the cornea, conjunctiva, or lens.

Specialized consultation for the retina and vitreous

It is the evaluation that assesses the posterior segment of the eyeball, detecting certain diseases such as retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, and hypertensive retinopathy.

Specialized consultation for ocular plastic surgery

It is the evaluation performed by the supra-specialist to determine certain pathologies and other aesthetic or functional problems that affect the structures surrounding the eye, such as the orbit, eyelids, and tear ducts.

Specialized consultation for Neuro-ophthalmology

It is the evaluation carried out by the super-specialist who is responsible for studying the structures responsible for transmitting the light signal to the brain, collected and processed by the eyeball. This specialty deals with diseases that affect the optic nerve, that is, everything involved in transmitting the light signal from the retina to the brain. This means that there is a very broad aspect of various diseases depending on the level they are affecting, and therefore, the spectrum of affected patients is also diverse.

Specialized consultation for pediatric ophthalmology

An evaluation performed by a supra-specialist to identify, prevent, and treat eye and visual conditions that occur in children and minors, especially those related to the balance of intraocular muscles.

Specialized consultation for glaucoma special surgery

It is the evaluation carried out by the specialist to identify the existence and condition of optic nerve disease; its purpose is to preserve vision

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