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What is meant by pupillary distance?

What is meant by pupillary distance?

Space between eyes: This is a number needed by eyeglass makers to properly space the optical centers on eyeglasses and it is the exact distance between the centers of the two pupils when the eyes fixate at a distance. It is needed on a prescription from an optical shop (termed P.D.) and you would need it if you order eyeglasses online. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Athetosis (Definition)

Atheros's is a symptom in which a person has a slow, writhing, involuntary, wormlike movements of the limbs, especially in the hands and fingers. Atheros's is a movement disorder that can be from a ...Read more


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Can pupillary reaction present in blind people?

Can pupillary reaction present in blind people?

Usually: Except in the most severe cases, there is a pupillary reaction in blind eyes. ...Read more

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Is pupillary reaction present in blind people? Please, need some answers?

Is pupillary reaction present in blind people? Please, need some answers?

Depends: If all the visual fibers in one eye are lost, then the pupil will react depending upon the light shining upon the other eye (due to interconnected reflexes) (termed amaurotic pupil). Some can lose all vision and retain the pupillary fibers so the eye will react to light. If the eye is lowered in vision (legally blind) it can still react to light. Also some blindness is from trauma; fixed pupils ...Read more

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Recent pupillary distance was measured as 65; before it was always 63, as adult. Does this reflect an underlying health issue?

Recent pupillary distance was measured as 65; before it was always 63, as adult. Does this reflect an underlying health issue?

Not to worry: Pupillary distance measurements are not very accurate, so it is unlikely that you have a problem. In the rare instance where you might have a cyst in the sinus or a tumor behind the eye, you would see an eye bulging or would have double vision. ...Read more

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What is afferent pupillary defect?

What is afferent pupillary defect?

Marcus-Gunn pupil: An afferent pupillary defect indicates a lesion in the afferent limb (retina or optic nerve) of the pupillary reflex. Such a lesion is best appreciated on the "swinging flashlight test." a lesion in the left optic nerve will decrease the perceived illumination in that eye, and when the flashlight is swung from the right to the left eye, the left pupil will appear to dilate slightly. ...Read more

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What are the methods for obtaining pupillary distance for glasses? Which is best for me?

Optometrist: You can get this done at any eyeglass shop, an optometrist office, or at your eye doctor, the ophthalmologist's office, its a simple measurement that does not require any extremely fancy device ...Read more

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Do I need to have a different pupillary distance value for the single vision (SV) reading, SV computer and SV reading? How determined for all three?

Do I need to have a different pupillary distance value for the single vision (SV) reading, SV computer and SV reading? How determined for all three?

Usually same SV: Usually same PD for all distances. An optician, OD or eyeMD's office can mark it on your glasses and measure it for you. Or consult with us and we can show you how to do in on video conferencing. ...Read more

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Pupils diameter widened permanently. Pupillary rsponse to light absolutely fine. Going through a low phase emotionally. Minor headache sometime. Worry?

Pupils diameter widened permanently. Pupillary rsponse to light absolutely fine. Going through a low phase emotionally. Minor headache sometime. Worry?

People vary: Your pupils could be large, but still be normal. There are tall people and short people, it all follows a bell shaped curve. With all the problems in your side of the world, anyone would feel this. I feel it from around the world. ...Read more

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My ophthalmologist said that I have afferent pupillary defect (apd 5) and hippus, what does this means?

My ophthalmologist said that I have afferent pupillary defect (apd 5) and hippus, what does this means?

Pupil changes: An afferent defect of the pupil refers to an abnormal dilation instead of constriction when light hits the eye. It is due to major loss of total light input in the affected eye such as massive retinal loss, optic nerve disease, etc. Hippus is a twitchy pupil jerkiness and sometimes is normal but can be seen in response to certain drugs. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how actors control their pupillary response when something such as a flashlight is shone into their eyes?

Can you tell me how actors control their pupillary response when something such as a flashlight is shone into their eyes?

They don't: It is impossible to control the pupils response to light and /or dark, . There are drops that can make the pupils get smaller and that make the pupils get bigger. These can affect the eyes ability to focus. ...Read more

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My ophthalmologist said that I have afferent pupillary defect (apd 5) and hippus in my right eye, what does this means?

My ophthalmologist said that I have afferent pupillary defect (apd 5) and hippus in my right eye, what does this means?

Hippus: Hippus is when you shine a light on the eye and the pupil constricts, then it opens back up... This bounciness is called hippus. Some say hippus is an early, mild apd. ...Read more

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What is a g a s test?

What is a g a s test?

Group A strep: It's not quite clear what you mean without the context behind the testing. But it very well could represent group A streptococcal testing. This is common test done when someone has a sore throat to make sure he/she doesn't need antibiotics. Really on group A strep pharyngitis (sore throats) need antibiotic therapy most others resolve on their own without issue. Best of luck ...Read more

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Hw to cure meinere s disease?

Hw to cure meinere s disease?

Take meclizine: Meclizine is a prescription drug you can get from your doctor. It will reduce the vertigo. ...Read more

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Are your 60's supposed to suck?

No...: If you don't take care of yourself they may be very difficult, though.... ...Read more

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Will I die from sjögren’s syndrome?

Will I die from sjögren’s syndrome?

No: Sjogren's does give you a somewhat increased risk of malignant lymphoma, and it may run with a disease like lupus or scleroderma which you'd know by now whether or not you have. By itself, sjogren's is a nuisance disease. The most dangerous feature is that maybe 1% of patients get a vasculitis that can cause brain dysfunction that mimics multiple sclerosis. Be alert as it's manageable. ...Read more

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What;s a healthy weight at 60 vs 40?

What;s a healthy weight at 60 vs 40?

Depends upon height: There are tables published of ideal body weight for different heights. You can look up a term called body mass index (bmi) which will determine where you fit in this spectrum. It is a good measure of obesity. ...Read more

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I need more information on r.S.D. Plz?

I need more information on r.S.D. Plz?

RSD...: Rsd = reflex sympathetic dystophy. Other names for the same condition include sudeck's atrophy or complex regional pain syndrome (crps). The condition often occurs after an injury. Three phase bone scan is used to aid in diagnosis. Classic finding on three phase bone scan is increased peri-articular uptake. Children may show atypical presentation on three phase bone scan. ...Read more

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What is the possible effect of high e.S.R?

See below: Persitently high levels of inflammation have been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What causes the dryness in sjögren’s syndrome?

What causes the dryness in sjögren’s syndrome?

Inflammation: Sjogren syndrome is the disease marked by inflammation in the organs producing lubrication - tear glans, salivary glands etc. Those cells that are responsible for secreting lubrication are being constantly destroyed by autoimmune inflammation. ...Read more

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S o b and very tired?

S o b and very tired?

Needs an evaluation: Shortness of breath is not normal, unless it is the mild, temporary shortness of breath with sports activities (but even then, one must be sure he is not having more shortness of breath than his sports peers have). Possible reasons for shortness of breath include heart attack, heart arrhythmia, heart failure, fluid around the heart, fluid around or in the lungs, asthma, chestwall tightness, etc... ...Read more

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What does haemoglobin s do?

What does haemoglobin s do?

Cause trouble: Hemoglobin s is the substitute inherited hemoglobin in those with sickle cell anemia. This is protective against malaria but is not helpful away from malaria areas. It causes the blood to clot inappropriately, leads to susceptibility to infections, causes clotting and of course low blood count. ...Read more

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What s new in cure of diabeteis?

What s new in cure of diabeteis?

No cures: Go to the ada or diabetes research foundation for the latest info on type 1 and 2 dm. ...Read more

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How did ebola get into the U.S.?

How did ebola get into the U.S.?

Ebola: Ebola reached the US through infected individuals. ...Read more

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Do you have an office in the U.S.

More info: Which type of doctor? Which state and city? ...Read more

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What is a s a connected to prostate?

What is a s a connected to prostate?

Anesthesiology use: Asa classification is use by anesthesiologists to grade general medical status of a patient. I.E asa 1 = perfectly healthy, asa 2 = 1 or 2 non serious co-morbidities which should be noted, but should not interfere with adminstration of anesthesia. Asa3 = serious co-morbidities such as hemophilia, recent heart attack etc. Which may seriously affect patient during anesthesia +/or surgery. ...Read more

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Is it true there’s a nursing shortage?

Is it true there’s a nursing shortage?

Not sure: I'm not sure if there is an actual shortage, but there will always be a demand for nurses either in the home care market, the nursing home industry, or hospitals or doctor's offices. ...Read more

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What’s a tdep shot? Do I need a booster?

What’s a tdep shot? Do I need a booster?

TdaP: Tdap is the combined vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis or whooping cough. It is recommended that this vaccine be given to persons who are in immediate company of any newborn infant, e.g., father, mother or mother-to-be, grandparents, babysitters and nannies. ...Read more

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What’s a TIA and what does it stand for?

What’s a TIA and what does it stand for?

TIA: Tia stands for transient ischemic attack.This happens when blood supply to the brain impeded for few minutes. It means there is narrowing of the carotid artery due to deposits of cholesterol, called plaque, and it is a warning sign, that you may get a full blown stroke. ...Read more

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What could be done for s frozrn shoulder?

What could be done for s frozrn shoulder?

Frozen shoulder: Frozen shoulder typically resolves itself. Exercises to stretch the shoulder joint can be done, alone or in pt. Nsaids and cortisone injections can lessen pain. Rarely, a motion gaining surgery (manipulation under anesthesia or capsular release) may be required. ...Read more

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How many cases of plague occur in the u.S.?

How many cases of plague occur in the u.S.?

Very few!: The plague or typhoid fever is very rare in the us. According to the cdc approximately 5, 700 cases/yr and the majority are acquired while traveling to foreign countries (about 3/4 of them). In the developing world, about 21.5 million people are affected each year. Although serious, typhoid these days can be treated with common antibiotics. ...Read more

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Why ivabradine is not available in the u.S.?

Why ivabradine is not available in the u.S.?

Not submitted to FDA: Ivabradine has been approved for
marketing for patients with angina by several regulatory agencies throughout the world. The drug has never been submitted for review by the fda because the french manufacturer, servier, lacked an american subsidiary to market the drug. However in july 2013, amgen announced that it had obtained commercial rights in the U.S. To this novel oral drug for further tests. ...Read more

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What´s the surest sign that I have fibromyalgia?

What´s the surest sign that I have fibromyalgia?

Your History and exa: The diagnosis of fibromyalgia is made by history and physical exam. There are at present no blood tests or x-rays that confirm this diagnosis. A history of generalized muscular pain that is both in the upper part of your body and below the waist that has been present for at least 3 months without a clear cause is suggestive of this diagnosis. A positive tender point exam is needed to confirm. ...Read more

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