What Kinds of Services Does Massachusetts Ear and Eye Provide?


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Massachusetts Eye and Ear provides services such as eye care, including the treatment of adult strabismus and ocular complications that arise due to diabetes, and otolaryngological services such as the treatment of balance disorders and the application of hyperbaric oxygen therapies. Other services include a tool that helps patients find doctors based on their names and specialties and an online guide that provides information regarding support groups, insurance and social work.

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Some services that the Massachusetts Eye and Ear department of ophthalmology provides are laser correction surgeries, eye-care tests and treatment of macular degeneration. As part of the these services, the medical staff performs refractive surgeries intended to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Massachusetts Eye and Ear physicians perform over 1,200 vision correction surgeries annually. As of 2015, the American Board of Ophthalmology has certified most of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear eye-care specialists, while the rest are board-eligible and preparing for the certification process.

The department of otolaryngology provides the services of audiologists, speech-language pathologists and otolaryngology physicians to patients suffering from sleep disorders, cancers that affect the neck and head, and injuries that require reconstructive surgical procedures. The medical staff treats sleep disorders by diagnosing the problem in the head and neck area and managing issues regarding airway obstructions. For cancer care, Massachusetts Eye and Ear provides surgical procedures intended to remove cancerous masses, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and reconstructive surgeries necessary for voice restoration after laryngectomy.

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