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Is optos ultra-wide field retinal imaging more efficient than indirect ophthalmoscopy to see large details of the retina?
Efficiency-accuracy: Efficiency, speed, ease of use are attributes of optos, but detailed, high magnification ; dynamic indirect ophthalmoscopy by the eye md is better for careful discriminative diagnoses. Sorry, i don't want to be replaced (yet) by a camera! i've never been able to replace my careful examination of the retina with indirect ophthalmoscopy by an image, except by sd-oct which is excellent. ...Read more
Eye exam : When a doc looks at the eye with a specialized tool (ophthalmoscope), the light and lenses in the tool allow the evaluation of structures at the back of the eye (fundus). So fundoscopy is looking at the structures that are at the back of the eye. ...Read more
See retinal doc: You probably have had a diagnosis of an "abnormal spot" on your retina by your ophthalmologist (you are seeing an ophthalmologist and not an optometrist - right?). Something was seen (not too many bad things at age 34) and now given the large list of possiblities you need to have a diagnosis. If the person who found this is uncomfortable with a diagnosis, then get a referral to a retinal doc. ...Read more
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
No: Those are very common tests done by ophthalmologist who are trained to perform them. When done correctly, there is no pain at all. The eyes are first numbed with an anesthetic eye drop and therefore, no pain is felt. During the tests, an instrument does come in contact with the cornea, but the patient cannot feel anything because the eye is numbed. Aprehension...Yes...Pain...No! ...Read more
Photo and follow: A photo is certainly needed, then repeat exams and photos every 6 months for a few years. ...Read more
Retinal examination: The fundus is the back of the eye. There are several optical and mechancal devices which can assist in this examination. The target is the back of the eye and detection of anything that is not normal. What is seen is the combination of nerves and blood vessels as well as structural integrity of the back of the eye to determine if there are abnormalities. ...Read more
My daughter is 6. The doctor just did exam and fundoscopy , she has amblyopic?What exactly is that.
"lazy eye": Amblyopia is a common problem, weak muscle/imbalance around the eye. Can cause strabismus (cross eye); untreated, can lead to serious eye problems because brain will block out sight from one eye; often treated with patching to force the weak eye to adapt. Good result; rarely surgery. ...Read more
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Retina: Depending on how high the blood pressure goes, the retina will show signs of the effects on the blood vessels. There may be narrowing of the arterioles, there may be pressure on the veins by crossing arteries, (av nicking), or even small hemorrhages or swelling at the back of the eye. ...Read more