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How Do Physicians Perform A Lazy Eye Test
Check vision: Determine best corrected vision, and eye exam looking for any abnormalities. Hints such as anything unequal or severely depressed for both eyes helps to see if there is a limited weaker eye. Depending on the age, vision can be tested in different manners, i.e. Flash vep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No single test: A lazy eye, or amblyopia, is caused when the eye does not develop a solid connection to the brain in childhood. This is discovered when the vision is reduced in one eye. The doctor will then perform tests to make sure there is no health problem in the eye explaining the decrease in vision and to look for the reason the connection did not form well in the first place. ...Read more
Astigmatism: Astigmatism can be corneal (football shaped cornea)in origin or lenticular (crystalline lens). The first test to give it away is vision testing. Refraction tests quantify and confirm astigmatism wavefront measurement further accentuates values of primary & secondary astigmatism including associated coma. Corneal topography, opd analysis & ray tracing can even differentiate lens vs cornea astigm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Refraction,eye shape: The ophthalmologist (you are seeing an ophthalmologist for your precious eyes-right?), will measure the eye power (refraction), determine the curvature of the front of the eye, and test whether the eye can safely wear a lens (eye illness, dryness, previous disease). Then a contact lens can be calculated and prescribed. ...Read more
Training!: If an eye disease on an infant is so severe or vision threatening as to require surgery, specially trained surgeons and anesthesiologists use general anesthesia and the typical micro-surgical techniques used in all eye surgery to do it! knowledge and good preparation for surgical aftercare is also required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does a doctor diagnose pink eye? Or what kind of test do they do to find out if you have pink eye?
Several options: Visual field tests are ordered if there is a suspicion of some possible eye condition which could cause a field loss such as glaucoma. Visual field is not usually a screening test and optometrists are notorious for ordering such a test just to rake in the cash for the test. So you should find out if there is an actual reason or get a second opinion from an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
How would a doctor diagnose dysautonomia? Are they tests completed in the office? Can a neuro do this?
Autonomic fxn Tests: There are a battery of tests called AUTONOMIC FUNCTION TESTS and they test almost every major aspect of the autonomic nervous system. I pretty much do it with minimal equipment, clinical examination, followed by a high index of suspicion. If a dx is in doubt that's when I send to let the lab guys play with all their expensive toys...otherwise, we move ahead and treat.... BTW, I'm neuro! LOL. ...Read more
How do doctors know what prescription is needed for baby eyeglasses, if babies can't read an eye chart?
Refraction: Refraction is the measurement of how much the eye bends light. Refraction can be performed subjecively - the doctor shows the patient an image through progressively stronger lenses until the patient sees clearly - or objectively, by measuring how reflected light from the eye is bent and using lenses to "straighten" the bend without the patient giving his/her input. This method is used for children. ...Read more
How long would it take for a doctors office surgery center to send blood test results to my regular doctor?
Assuming....: Assuming they did the tests and got the results before your surgery was performed, it's just a matter of faxing it over to your pcp's office. It can happen within the hour. ...Read more
Not necessarily: If the patient is young and free of chronic disease, it may not be necessary to perform blood work, even for a general anesthesia. If a patient is over 40 or has other health issues, it's important to verify that blood electrolytes and hemoglobin are normal. It comes down to your surgeon and anesthesiologist. Good luck. ...Read more
See eye dr.: This requires evaluation & tx by an opthamologist. ...Read more
See Below: Laser's are used in many different ways in ophthalmology. Lasik is done by using a laser to reshape the cornea. Other lasers are used on the retina, lens capsule, iris, trabecular meshwork and ciliary body for different diseases. These lasers are all different and vary in function depending on the use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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