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Irwin Army Community Hospital Fort Riley, Kansas

The "Big Red One" Hospital

 

 

Ophthalmology & Optometry

 

The Ophthalmology Service provides medical, surgical and laser treatment of eye trauma, cataract, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and strabismus. We evaluate and treat eye patients and perform major eye operations.

 

The Optometry Clinic goal is to deliver excellence in eye care for patients of all ages by combining medical expertise and advanced technology, with a commitment to personal attention and customer service. Basic care includes a thorough assessment of visual systems. If further testing or treatment is needed, we provide referrals to our specialty clinics, such as the Ophthalmology Clinic. We invite you to take a closer look at all we have to offer, and hope to see you soon.

 

Screening Guidelines

 

  • Diabetes: Screenings for diabetic retinopathy normally are performed yearly.
  • Type one: First exam should be scheduled 5 years after the onset of diabetes or at the onset of puberty whichever comes first. Routine "baseline" exams upon diagnosis are not necessary.
  • Type two: The first screening exam should be performed upon diagnosis as a routine referral to Ophthalmology.
  • Hypertension: Typically there is no need for routine hypertensive retinopathy screenings.
  • Glaucoma: Routine glaucoma screenings are not performed by ophthalmology but should be part of a routine optometry exam.
  • Cataracts: Screenings for cataract or following known cataracts should be performed during an optometry exam.
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: Seen upon diagnosis and typically every three months from then on depending on the age, ANA status, and joints involved. Discuss with the Ophthalmologist.
  • Plaquenil: Prior to starting treatment and typically yearly thereafter depending on the dose and treatment duration.
  • PUVA: Prior to starting treatment.
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity: Depends on the weight , age, and oxygen status. Over 1800 grams does not need a screening. 1500 grams to 1800 grams if on oxygen for more than one month. Less than 1500 grams no matter what the oxygen status should be seen. The first screening should be at six weeks postpartum or 34 weeks, whichever is first.
  • School Vision Screenings: Screening for children failing school physicals typically are done by optometry.
  • Refractive Surgery: For applications, request through relayhealth.com, ophthalmology department.
  • Age Related Macular Degeneration: Screenings, follow-ups and treatments for some forms are available.

 

Services Provided

 

  • Eye exams
  • Acute vision care
  • Repair and fitting of eyeglasses for Active Duty and Retirees
  • Treatment of occular diseases

 

 

 

 

 

   Appointment Line:   (785) 239-DOCS

 

   Hours:     Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

                   Closed on federal holidays and selected

                   training holidays

 

   Location:

                   2nd Floor, Atrium

                   Park in parking garage, top level for quick

                   access. Cross covered bridge and take hospital

                   elevator to 2nd floor.

                   Note: the garage elevator does not reach the

                   hospital's 2nd floor.