Conditions, Disorders, Areas Of Specialization & Treatments

The Department of Ophthalmology at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University includes various specialties. Please visit the following links to learn more about each type of specialty offered.

  • Glaucoma – a disease of the optic nerve, related to excess pressure inside the eye
  • Cataract – a disease where the lens of the eye becomes cloudy enough to obstruct vision
  • Retinal Diseases – diseases of the retina, the layer of nerve cells lining the back of the eye to sense light and create impulses to the brain where they are recognized as an image
  • Corneal Diseases – diseases affecting the cornea, the clear front window of the eye that covers the iris (the colored part of the eye) and the round pupil
  • Eyelid Disorders – disorders and conditions related to the eyelid and even the eyelashes
  • Neuroophthalmology – conditions caused by brain or systemic abnormalities that cause visual disturbances
  • Paediatric Eye Conditions – eye issues that typically emerge in childhood or adolescence, including ‘lazy eye’ or crossed eyes