Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine dedicated to the structure, function and diseases of the eye.

An ophthalmologist is a qualified medical specialist who, after a university career and rigorous medical-surgical training, is devoted to the medical and surgical treatment of all diseases of the visual system.

Currently, there are high-quality ophthalmological centres in almost every city in the country. New hospitals have been opened in the public and private sectors, which means that they are no longer concentrated only in large urban centres.

The Edol Laboratory has been keeping up with developments in Portuguese ophthalmology since 1952 in order to better meet patients’ needs.