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Docs, could an opthalmoscope with pupil dilated detect an early post viterous detachment easily?

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Dr. David Boyer
Ophthalmology 49 years experience
No: Sometimes a posterior vitreous detachment may be partial and can be difficult to detect. Once the vitreous detaches from the nerve it is much easier.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Yes: This requires a skilled examiner - usually an opthalmologist with an MD degree for this type of evaluation. It might require the use of a different type of ophthalmoscope termed an 'indirect ophthalmoscope'.

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Last updated Sep 2, 2014

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