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what is the device that looks like a pencil used to test for glaucoma?

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Tonopen: The tonopen is a device that looks like a big pencil. It measures the pressure in the eye similar to standard applanation though not as accurate.

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When do I need to get my baby a hearing screen?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
At birth!: It is now recommended universally for babies to be screened for congenital hearing problems right after birth. This should be done at the hospital your baby is born at and you should receive a written report. If this was not done or if you ever have any concerns about your child's hearing, request that your doctor refer you to a pediatric audiologist.
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Usually testing is done in the first 24-48 hours of birth.
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Are down's syndrome screening tests accurate?

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Yes: Amniocentesis is 100% accurate. The blood test screening tests are 85-95% accurate.
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Do I need to have down's screening tests?

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No: Genetic screening is always offered, however, it is not required that you have testing done. I ask patients to think about what they would do with the information if the test comes back positive and whether they feel like they would want to be prepared if there was an abnormal result. Most women choose to have some type of genetic testing, but many decline any screening tests.
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Can babies get glaucoma?

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Dr. Scott Katz
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Yes: Glaucoma can occur in newborns but is very rare. If you think your baby cannot see, or the eyes appear cloudy, bulging, excessive tearing or sensitivity to light, they need to be seen right away as vision loss and blindness can occur.
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Is there any sort of test for rosacea?

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Test for Rosacea: There is no test for rosacea. History and physical examination by your medical provider/ dermatologist is the best way to "test" for rosacea.

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