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Doctor insights on: Retinal Photography

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Is retinal photography required for kids?

Is retinal photography required for kids?

Yes and no: It depends on whether there is anything on exam that needs documentation. It is not generally part of a regular exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Retina (Definition)

That lines the inner eyeball that turns light into chemical/electrical signals interpreted by brain which we ...Read more


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How does kirlian photography relate to the criminal justice feild?

How does kirlian photography relate to the criminal justice feild?

None: Kirlian photography is entertainment. I was once an investigator of paranormal claims and even the more open-minded of my colleagues realized this was nothing that's going to tell us the world's secrets. ...Read more

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Will looking in to the sun directly many times for a few secs when doing sunset photography harm my eyes? Any tips on eye safety?

Will looking in to the sun directly many times for a few secs when doing sunset photography harm my eyes? Any tips on eye safety?

Sunset photos: Starring at the sun for any time period or at any point can be harmful Suggest you line up your camera, and set on automatic, then sort out shot you want. Just to be sure. ...Read more

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Can photography or computer imaging be used for skin cancer screening?

Can photography or computer imaging be used for skin cancer screening?

Yes: There are several on-line services that will give you and estimate as to whether a picture of your skin lesion is malignant. ...Read more

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I have pain in my Perineum. Can a Tarlov cyst or a pudendal nerve entrapment be seen in MRI photography? Does it reach Perineum enough? Alternatives?

I have pain in my Perineum. Can a Tarlov cyst or a pudendal nerve entrapment be seen in MRI photography? Does it reach Perineum enough? Alternatives?

Good question: Tarlov cysts can be seen on MRI near a dorsal root ganglion. Those that are larger than 1.5 CM are more likely to be symptomatic. (Most are asymptomatic and incidental findings) The MRI is only as good as the Neuroradiologist or General Radiologist who reads it. The perinium pain may be referred or due to a local process. Your going to need a kick ass doctor (pun intended) Finland has many. ...Read more

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What is torn retina?

A hole : A torn retina increase ones risk for retinal detachment which is a sight threatening condition of not repaired. A tear can usually be treated with laser in the office lasting a few minutes. ...Read more

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How are retinal holes usually treated?

How are retinal holes usually treated?

Retinal holes: Retinal holes can either be observed or lasered. If the retinal hole is low risk, they are observed. If high risk (symptomatic, high near-sightedness, history of prior retinal detachment, etc), then laser should be performed. ...Read more

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How is thickening of the retina treated?

Macular edema: Thickening of the retina can happen from different causes, including diabetes, vein occlusions, among other causes. Treatment varies based on underlying cause/severity. ...Read more

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What causes retinal tears and detachments?

Age: The vitreous jelly changes as we age and it pulls away from the back of the eye (retina) - a posterior vitreous detachment. During this process, if the jelly pulls hard enough on the retina (especially in a thin or weak area) it can tear the retina which can subsequently detach. Other risk factors include myopia, cataract surgery, head/eye trauma, family history, lattice degeneration, etc. ...Read more