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Would a routine eye exam discover optic neuritis?

Would a routine eye exam discover optic neuritis?

Optic neuritis.: A routine eye examination may miss a very early optic neuritis. ...Read more

Dr. David Chandler
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Eye Exam (Definition)

An eye exam consists of checking the vision. If this is not normal a manifest refraction is done to determine if any glasses are needed. This is the test where the patient is asked which lens is better number one or two. Then the health of the eye is evaluated with a microscope called a slit lamp. To be able to see the back of the eye, the retina, ...Read more


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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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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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Contact lens eye exam over just a normal eye exam. Is there such a difference?

Contact lens eye exam over just a normal eye exam. Is there such a difference?

Yes: Since everyone does not wear contact lenses, evaluation of a contact lens wearer involves more information to be assessed; lens power adjustment, fit, cleanliness, corneal health , etc. ...Read more

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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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Can an eye injury affect a regular eye exam?

Can an eye injury affect a regular eye exam?

Yes: Eye injury can cause scarring and ocular damage which may make an exam difficult to complete and may render glasses unable to clear the vision. ...Read more

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Myopia resulted in floaters n flashes.What is good solution for it.Wearing glasses?My eye checkup doesn't show retinal tear or detachment.Pls help

Myopia resulted in floaters n flashes.What is good solution for it.Wearing glasses?My eye checkup doesn't show retinal tear or detachment.Pls help

Floaters/Flashes: Floaters and flashes are caused by changes in the vitreous gel of the eye. Flashes usually go away within a few weeks, but floaters tend to persist for much longer. Over time the floaters tend to be less bothersome, but this is a gradual process that's different for each individual. Unfortunately glasses will not help. If the floaters or flashes worsen you should get rechecked for a retinal tear. ...Read more

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Might glaucoma go undetected in an eye exam?

Might glaucoma go undetected in an eye exam?

Yes: Glaucoma is when the optic nerve of the eye (the inside portion) can not withstand the pressure and it slowly dies off (atrophies). During examination they are looking or damage or signs that damage could occur. In the early stages it is possible there is minimal damage and the pressure is/was normal (the pressure can fluctuate from hour to hour). It is possible to not detect if you have it. ...Read more

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How often is a dilation eye exam recommended if no symptoms exist? Which one is better? Digital retina exam or dilated eye exam?

How often is a dilation eye exam recommended if no symptoms exist? Which one is better? Digital retina exam or dilated eye exam?

Depends: At your age, & depending on your eye health, a dilated exam every 3 years is probably sufficient. For myopia yearly exams usually are desirable to check on prescription changes. My strong preference is for dilated exams with hi-powered diagnostic indirect lenses to evaluate the posterior part of your eyes. Digital retinal imaging exams (Retincamâ„¢) work for big pathologies, but not micro-detailed ...Read more

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I have 20/350 uncorrected distance vision that is correctable to 20/25 each eye. Need eye exam for rx. Is this a medical necessary exam for insurance?

I have 20/350 uncorrected distance vision that is correctable to 20/25 each eye. Need eye exam for rx. Is this a medical necessary exam for insurance?

No: The need for glasses is a refractive problem, and not considered a medical problem. Most insurances will not cover refraction. However, if you are not correctable to 20/20, it is more than likely that you eye md will find a medical condition to account for this. The exam can then be covered by the medical insurance (except for the refraction part). ...Read more

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Eye dilated resulting in eye allergies but see a spot in amsler grid is this healthy?

Eye dilated resulting in eye allergies but see a spot in amsler grid is this healthy?

Exam: An infrequent but likely reaction to dilating eye drops may have occurred, resulting in red,itchy, & swollen eyelids. Cool compresses, preservative free artificial tears usually will be helpful, but occasionally a steroid preparation may be needed. As for the new spot in your vision noted during amslrt grid testing,!you will need to call your Eye MD to have your macula examined. An OCT can be done ...Read more

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Docs, could a retinoscope with pupil dilated identify a post vitreous detachment?

Docs, could a retinoscope with pupil dilated identify a post vitreous detachment?

Ophthalmoscope: These conditions can be identified with an ophthalmoscope (a retinoscope is used to measure eyeglass power). Dilation of the pupil is usually necessary. This requires some experience and training which ophthalmologists do have (not really a skill for optometrists). ...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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