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Doctor insights on: Eye Ultrasound

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Normal field vision test. Dilated optic discs small w/slight asymmetry. Suspicious oct scan. Eye pressure 27. Family history. Suspect for glaucoma?

Normal field vision test. Dilated optic discs small w/slight asymmetry. Suspicious oct scan. Eye pressure 27. Family history. Suspect for glaucoma?

Yes: It is important that your eye pressure be monitored closely and that the visual fields and oct are tested are a regular basis. I suggest you see an ophthalmologist regularly. There are usually no symptoms of glaucoma that you will experience. ...Read more

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Treating Pink Eye (Checklist)

Wash your hands frequently
Daily
See your doctor to determine if your pink eye is allergic, viral, or bacterial
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Do not use someone else's eye drops
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Monocular Diplopia, halos, and glare. Ghosting images, blurry far away. 3 eye doctors said eyes healthy, MRI said brain healthy. What could it be?

Monocular Diplopia, halos, and glare. Ghosting images, blurry far away. 3 eye doctors said eyes healthy, MRI said brain healthy. What could it be?

Monocular Diplopia: Monocular Diplopia is almost always due to something in that eye: cataract (PSC), irregular astigmatism (send us copy of your Pentacam), irregular nerve (send us copy of your nerve photos and HRT and HVF), and/or tear film abnormality (send us copy of your Lipiscan). Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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Could glaucoma eye pressure test be done before eye dilation?

Could glaucoma eye pressure test be done before eye dilation?

Yes: Intraocular pressure should always be measured prior to dilation as it typically increases a little after dilation, especially when monitoring for glaucoma. There are a few conditions where it may be checked after and eye doctors will typically recheck pressures after dilation to ensure accuracy of their technician, but as a rule, this should be documented prior to dilation. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse your eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do not rub your eye
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Blurry vision, constant eye floaters, flashes of light, double vision. MRI normal & saw 2 eye doctors who found nothing. What can it be?!

Blurry vision, constant eye floaters, flashes of light, double vision. MRI normal & saw 2 eye doctors who found nothing. What can it be?!

Talk to your doctor : You may want to see a neuro -ophthalmologist. Your symptoms are very concerning. It's possible to have normal exam and negative MRI and still have something wrong. Multiple sclerosis comes to mind. You may find a specialist in New Orleans to evaluate you and hopefully ease your mind. ...Read more

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Optic Nerve RNFL OCT shows thinning temporal- both eyes, 20/20 both eyes, IOP 17 both eyes. Retinal exam normal. Is this significant

Optic Nerve RNFL OCT shows thinning temporal- both eyes, 20/20 both eyes, IOP 17 both eyes. Retinal exam normal. Is this significant

Response: Since all you provide are some brief findings regarding your retinas, I must conclude these tests were obtained due to some neurological symptoms. These results could be part of Multiple Sclerosis, if other signs and symptoms support the diagnosis. The thinning of the RNFL is notable, and should be followed up. Would a Concierge visit allow more in depth understanding? ...Read more

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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect your lazy eye
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Get an annual eye exam
Yearly
If your condition is severe, use low vision aids
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Blurred vision in one eye, headaches, muscle twitches, dark/yellow circles around eyes. Cat scan of brain & blood work normal. Sound serious?

Blurred vision in one eye, headaches, muscle twitches, dark/yellow circles around eyes. Cat scan of brain & blood work normal. Sound serious?

See an eye doc: Even though cat scan normal, you should still be seen by an ophthalmologist given your symptoms especially if they are progressive. It could be as simple as needing an updated pair of glasses if this is just eye strain(which can cause blurred vision, headaches, and stress related twitching around eyes), but it needs to be ruled out because it could be more serious. ...Read more

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Post lasik , left eye +0.5 and -0.5 astig, right eye plano and -0.25 astig. Is this a poor outcome? Was myopic before surgery. Right eye poor distance

Post lasik , left eye +0.5 and -0.5 astig, right eye plano and -0.25 astig. Is this a poor outcome? Was myopic before surgery. Right eye poor distance

Great LASIK outcome: Rather than looking at your postoperative refraction, the question to ask is if you can see. The prescription of +0.50-0.50 is an insignificant and many with that will have 20/15 vision or better. Stop worrying and enjoy your great vision! ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover your eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels separately with hot water
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Vision is better in right eye but see colors very slightly darker recent eye exam was completely clean retina scan, dialated pupils test clean normal?

Vision is better in right eye but see colors very slightly darker recent eye exam was completely clean retina scan, dialated pupils test clean normal?

See Eye MD: Be sure you saw an ophthalmologist. Even though the exam is normal, it could be a problem with the optic nerve, which is the cable that connects the eye to the brain. ...Read more

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Is b-scan (ultrasound) effective in evaluating vitreous syneresis?Doc said it's difficult to see with indirect ophthalmoscope.Only traction's visible.

Is b-scan (ultrasound) effective in evaluating vitreous syneresis?Doc said it's difficult to see with indirect ophthalmoscope.Only traction's visible.

Not very accurate: The resolution of most b-mode ultrasound is 2 mm. It can give a qualitative picture of the vitreous, attached, detached, foreign body etc. Syneresis is a quality that is better appreciated by slit lamp exam and indirect ophthalmoscopy. ...Read more

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Managing Eye Twitching (Checklist)

Reduce caffeine intake
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Reduce alcohol intake
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Eye doctor said my premature baby needs eye exam?

Eye doctor said my premature baby needs eye exam?

May have seen proble: Did this eye doctor see your child and noted something? Or is this a generic statement that all preemies need an eye examination? Some preemies are exposed to oxygen which can affect the retinal vessels and other preemies may have other eye problems. This may just be a friendly suggestion and is a reasonable idea but probably not an alarming one. ...Read more

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Tuomr behind eye?

Your suspicion?: If you are having suspicion of a tumor behind your eye, you are probably having symptoms, such as double vision, decreased vision, pain, prominent or bulging eyeball, tremendous redness of eye, and perhaps other neurological symptoms. My advice is to seek an exam by an eye md for evaluation of your symptoms to see if other testing is warranted. ...Read more

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Does cornea eye thickness test hurt?

Does cornea eye thickness test hurt?

No pain: There is a slight stinging from the numbing drop applied before the test. The test touches the center of the cornea with an ultrasonic, tiny probe which you will not feel. One touch is all and the data is recorded. Not a test to be worried about in the least. ...Read more

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Lasik results. Pre-op myopia. Left eye now +0.5, with -0.5 astig. Right eye -0.125 with slight astig. Right eye strains close up/distance. What to do?

Lasik results. Pre-op myopia. Left eye now +0.5, with -0.5 astig. Right eye -0.125 with slight astig. Right eye strains close up/distance. What to do?

It depends : How long ago did you have the surgery. You may need some time if you eyes will adjust post operatively. Because of asymmetry between the two eyes refraction you may have some eye strain. Your refraction is very minimal, the time may help with goos lubrication. If your symptom persist or get worse pls see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Couldstandard/scanning lasers damage your eye sight ?

Couldstandard/scanning lasers damage your eye sight ?

No: The lasers used in medical treatment of diseases do not scan, they focus on the part of the body to be treated. Scanning lasers read bar codes , but do not focus to do so. ...Read more

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

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

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'. ...Read more

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Like gonioscopy, opthalmoscopy, and tonometry hurt?

Like gonioscopy, opthalmoscopy, and tonometry hurt?

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. ...Read more

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When having eyes dilated for glaucoma exam can an ophthalmologist detect diabetic retinopathy?

When having eyes dilated for glaucoma exam can an ophthalmologist detect diabetic retinopathy?

Yes if present : The dilated eye exam is exactly how we inspect the retina, optic nerve , blood vessels, and other parts for diseases. So if a person has diabetes and it is affecting their retina, we will find it and if necessary treat the complications. As it turns out, not having retinopathy (a good thing) doesn't mean that you don't have diabetes. Your primary doctor determines that. ...Read more

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My eye doctor doesn't dilate my eyes during an eye exam, shouldn't they?

Yes they should!: Dilation of the eyes is part of a complete eye examination. The examiner cannot see the entire retina without dilating the eyes and it makes looking at certain parts of the such as the macula and optic nerve much easier after dilating. If you are seeing the doctor for a specific problem not involving the retina, you will not necessarily need dilation. ...Read more

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I had an eye ultrasound and showed either a tear or a leak what's does it mean?

I had an eye ultrasound and showed either a tear or a leak what's does it mean?

Ultrasound: Is used to measure tumors and to see the structures in an eye which is filled with blood or obscured by a dense cataract. Tears would not be visible with an ultrasound nor would a "leak". Are you sure you had an ultrasound and not an oct? ...Read more

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What to do if my eye ultrasound show the swellingness or inflammation of optic nerve if not then which test?

What to do if my eye ultrasound show the swellingness or inflammation of optic nerve if not then which test?

Papilledema: The best way to determine if your optic nerve is swollen is for an ophthalmologist to look. Other tests that may be helpful include ultrasound, mri, oct, and visual field testing. It can sometimes be very difficult to distinguish true papilledema from other types of optic nerve swelling. A consultation with a neuro-ophthalmologist can be helpful in this regard. ...Read more

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Had an eye ultrasound (fine) and an eye exam (fine) due to a nerf gun. But the dr said i still should be worried for 3mths for a detached retina, why?

Had an eye ultrasound (fine) and an eye exam (fine) due to a nerf gun. But the dr said i still should be worried for 3mths for a detached retina, why?

The force of : The hit to the eye transmits energy to all the tissues. Because of the energy there can be a delayed response in form of a retinal detachment. This is very rare but risks are real. ...Read more

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Which is the ultrasound eye procedure and why is it used for?

Which is the ultrasound eye procedure and why is it used for?

2 types: A mode ultrasound is used to measure the eye, typically used to estimate the best synthetic lens to implant in a cataract operation. It is also used to help diagnose eye disease (e.g. Length of the eye, characteristics and size of eye tumors). B-mode ultrasound is used to obtain qualitative pictures of the eye and around the eye called the orbit- used to look into the eye when the view is bad. ...Read more

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How does the ultrasound pachmerty test work for Cornea thickness? Does it hurt? Do they numb your eyes? Will u be able to see?

How does the ultrasound  pachmerty test work for Cornea thickness? Does it hurt? Do they numb your eyes? Will u be able to see?

Painless: Corneal pachymetry uses ultrasonic sound waves to measure the distance between the front & back surfaces of the cornea. A topical anesthetic is instilled onto the eye comlpletely numbing the surface prior to applying a light touch probe to the cornea. Measurements take several seconds and then you are done. No change in vision is expected. Normally performed for glaucoma, refractive, corneal d/o ...Read more

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I accidentally got ultrasound gel in eyes! please, please help!?

I accidentally got ultrasound gel in eyes! please, please help!?

Cold packs: Usually not a big problem. Can be irritating to eye area, but with flushing and cold, moist compresses it will quiet down. Use of eye drops like for contact lenses is fine to use. If there is much irritation or if it lasts more than a couple of days, you should go to urgent care for examination or to eye doctor for more specific care. ...Read more

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I've got crigler najjar syndrome. Is there anyway to reduce the yellowness in eyes? I've gone through ultrasound and all related tests. Nothing wrong.

I've got crigler najjar syndrome. Is there anyway to reduce the yellowness in eyes? I've gone through ultrasound and all related tests. Nothing wrong.

Reduce the bilirubin: The elevated levels of bilirubin has an orange-yellow tint, and hyperbilirubinemia causes yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice). Its the only way to to reduce the yellow in the eyes is to reduce total bilirubin levels. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound of abdomen shows bull's eye?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound of abdomen shows bull's eye?

Bull's eye by US: Ultrasound images can be very helpful to clinicians: they are pretty easy to obtain, not too expensive, very safe for patients and often lead to diagnosis. When the bowel telescopes on itself, aka intussuseption, it causes pain and obstruction and quickly becomes an emergency. With the walls of the bowel telescoped or folded onto themselves it looks like a target or bull's eye on ultrasound. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my eye doctor is sending me to have an ultrasound on my eyes?

Should i be concerned if my eye doctor is sending me to have an ultrasound on my eyes?

Need Info: Please re-ask with what you have had done, reason for the referral, etc. Ultrasound is sometimes used to reduce swelling in a surgical area, but not commonly on the eyes per se. Sorry cannot answer well without such information. ...Read more

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28 week ultrasound, my baby appears to have a big wide nose and big frog like eyes which her father and i do not have, im kind of worried.

28 week ultrasound, my baby appears to have a big wide nose and big frog like eyes which her father and i do not have, im kind of worried.

Oh gosh,: Please don't try to judge what your baby will look like off of a 28 week ultrasound. You might just make yourself nervous. ...Read more