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Dr. Lionel L Smith has the following 1 specialty
An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
Dr. Lionel L Smith has the following 9 expertise
- Vision Issues
- Eye Exam
- Macular Degeneration
- Eye Pain
- Lasik Surgery
- Diabetic Retinopathy
Dr. Lionel L Smith is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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I went in for light flashing in my left eye.Dr. Smith told me that it was nothing serious but would require surgery. He did not have the equipment necessary in his office and it would take a few days to get it in. A day later a dark shadow has appeared in the bottom of my left eye. I went back to Dr. Smith he told me it was still nothing to worry about and that we would do the surgery in a few days. The next day I lost vision completely in my left eye. This happened "after hours" and I had an emergency visit with another eye doctor to find that my retina had detached. After researching I realize this could have been prevented had Dr. Smith done the right thing and referred me to a Retinal Specialist.I have now lost a large amount of vision in my left eye. My advice is find a different doctor.
47 Years Experience
Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Graduated in 1971
Lsu Health Sciences
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