A 34-year-old member asked:
is there a rough visual acuity test that i can easily perform?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
Yes: There are a number of on-line tests of near and distance acuity. For example, www.Preventblindness.Org/eye_tests/ is a good resource. There are also vision test apps for iphone and other mobile devices.
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Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Simple visual acuity: Cover one eye and see how well you read a distant sign with small print. Then cover the other eye and compare what you see. You can do the same at close with stock market print in the news paper.
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Ophthalmology 52 years experience
On line: You can "Google" Snellen acuity chart to get a rough idea of the vision. You can also compare the limits of your vision with someones vision who has known acuity. At your age, i assume that you have a driver's license and most likely have had to pass an acuity test to get that license approved.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
For what reasons do you perform circumcisions?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Because you ask: Circumcisions are a personal choice common to various religious or cultural practices. They are common to some parts of the world and not other. They are simple and heal rapidly in newborns but become problamatic as you get older. There are some supportive data on uti's & std's. In the end it is a matter of personal choice.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
What tests will my doctor perform to determine if I have anemia?
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Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
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A 29-year-old member asked:
How long does an angiogram take to perform?
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Cardiology 31 years experience
Variable: Once the procedure begins, the usually coronary angiogram takes anywhere from 15-30 minutes to perform. Of course, difficulties with access, congenital variations and things like the presence of grafts can all act to increase procedure length.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
How would you perform a wheelchair transfer using a pivot?
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 13 years experience
Stand-pivot: Stand-pivot transfers are most commonly used when the person has one-sided weakness as would be the case after a stroke. The person should be seated with the knees lower than the hips and the heels back somewhat behind the knees. From this position the person is helped to standing placing the weight on the strong side, pivots, and lowers slowly on the wheelchair (with or without assistance).
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A 43-year-old member asked:
How would someone perform a wheelchair transfer using a scoot?
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Wheelchair transfers: For non ambulatory people, using a slide board between chair and ? Allows the person to scoot the buttock across the board and onto the next area. Typically we go from a higher to lower site, allowing gravity to assist the scoot. If no board is used, then this is a swing transfer, assuming feet are not used for a stand pivot.
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