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Can you tell me is eye dilation part of a routine eye exam?

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Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Yes: A routine comprehensive eye exam involves dilating the pupils. If this is not done, all the retinal and lens structures cannot be examined.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

I was wondering is eye dilation part of a routine eye exam?

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Dr. Richard Wieder
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Pupil dilation: Is definitely part of a routine complete exam. This allows the eye doctor to more completely evaluate the back of your eyes, including your retinas, blood vessels, optic nerves and lenses.

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