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A 44-year-old member asked:

in the state of florida can i bill medicaid patient for a 92015 (refraction)?

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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Check the internet: This depends on the type of medicaid the patient has. In general, the anser is no, but you should check the florida medicaid website or your florida medicaid office for direction on this as each state is different. Good luck!

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A 33-year-old member asked:

I'm an optometry student and is currently stuck on a question on drugs in refraction?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Study: Sources to answer this: internet, your textbook, drug lists. You could also stop in at an optical shop and chat up the optometrist and see if they know the answer.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is the repeatability of subjective refraction?

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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
See below: The ability to examine a patient for glasses (refraction) using a phoropter and obtaining their best corrected vision of the same amount on multiple office visits or during the same visit at different times. Good luck.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How does wet refraction work?

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Dr. Arun Gulani
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Wet refraction: Especially in young patients, cylcopleging the internal accommodative muscles allows exposure of refractive error without patient contractions.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How is the refraction test used to diagnose presbyopia?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Age related: Presbyopia is tested for after age 40 or so. It is due to the inevitable hardening of the lens which becomes visually evident between ages 40-55 when the lens no longer is flexible. It is tested in that age group by near vision apparatus in your ophthalmologists' office however there are formulas which can be used which are reliable for power and commonly applied without testing after refraction.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What causes errors of refractions?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Imperfect eyes: An error in refraction is imbalance between the amount of light-bending (refraction) an eye needs and what it has. A perfectly refracted eye bends the light the exact amount to focus on the retina. Most eyes are not perfect and need to lessen (in nearsightedness) or increase (in farsightedness) the amount of bending. This is done with glasses, contacts or surgery.

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