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How do physicians perform a lazy eye test?

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 more

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Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Strabismus (Definition)

Strabismus refers to misalignment of the eyes. It is typically but not exclusively found in children, with up to 4% incidence in some series. There are a number of surgical and non-surgical treatments for strabismus, based ...Read more


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How do doctors perform a lazy eye test?

How do doctors perform a lazy eye test?

Full exam: A full exam for lazy eye includes looking for signs of and causes of lazy eye. These include a big difference in vision between eyes, as well as misalignment of the eyes. Eyes drops are usually used to dilate for the complete testing. ...Read more

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How do the doctors do a lazy eye test?

How do the doctors do a lazy eye test?

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

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How do eye doctors test for astigmatism?

How do eye doctors test for astigmatism?

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 more

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What do eye doctors do for a contact exam?

What do eye doctors do for a contact exam?

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

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How do doctors do eye surgery on a baby?

How do doctors do eye surgery on a baby?

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 more

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How do you treat a squint (strabismus)?

How do you treat a squint (strabismus)?

Glasses, surgery: Strabismus can be treated in a number of ways: glasses, contacts, vision therapy or surgery. ...Read more

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Wondering why would the optometrist order me a field vision test?

Wondering why would the optometrist order me a field vision test?

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

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How would a doctor diagnose dysautonomia? Are they tests completed in the office? Can a neuro do this?

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

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How do a lazy eye and a strabismus differ?

How do a lazy eye and a strabismus differ?

Both generic: Both these terms are generically used for ocular motility disorders. "lazy eye" is a laymen's term. Strabismus is the medical term for any misalignment of the eyes. There are many forms of strabismus and therefore may treatments. ...Read more

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How do doctors decide who is eligible for a retina transplant?

How do doctors decide who is eligible for a retina transplant?

Not yet: Retinal transplantation is a hoped for technique in the future . It is not possible with current technology. Stay tuned. ...Read more

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How do doctors know what prescription is needed for baby eyeglasses, if babies can't read an eye chart?

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

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How long would it take for a doctors office surgery center to send blood test results to my regular doctor?

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

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Will doctors always do a complete blood work screen before surgery?

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

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My eye doctor wants to do an Optic Coherence Tomography test. What is this test for?

My eye doctor wants to do an Optic Coherence Tomography test. What is this test for?

CT of retina/optic d: It's basically ct of optic disc and retina to evaluate papilledema, optic disc structure, retinal vessels, etc ...Read more

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What are doctors' recommendations to cure a lazy eye?

What are doctors' recommendations to cure a lazy eye?

See eye dr.: This requires evaluation & tx by an opthamologist. ...Read more

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How does a physician perform laser eye surgery?

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 more

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Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Amblyopia (Definition)

loss not due to a structural problem such as myopia or hyperopia and develops early in life. For ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

Occurs when (1) one eye does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more