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A 47-year-old member asked:

do the tests like gonioscopy, opthalmoscopy, and tonometry hurt?

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Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
No: Those are very common tests done by ophthalmologist who are trained to perform them. When done correctly, there is no pain at all. The eyes are first numbed with an anesthetic eye drop and therefore, no pain is felt. During the tests, an instrument does come in contact with the cornea, but the patient cannot feel anything because the eye is numbed. Aprehension...Yes...Pain...No!

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Like gonioscopy, opthalmoscopy, and tonometry hurt?

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Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
They Do not hurt: Gonioscopy, ophthalmoscopy and tonometry are all part of a complete eye examination and generally do not hurt. Topical anesthetic drops are instilled in the eye at the beginning of the examination. While the bright light of ophthalmoscopy may be briefly uncomfortable, it is generally not painful.

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