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Dr. Corey Clay
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Slit Lamp Exam (Overview)

The biomicroscope, more commonly called the slit lamp, is a tool used to examine the eye under high magnification. It requires years of training to be able to use one properly.


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What is the definition or description of: slit lamp exam?

What is the definition or description of: slit lamp exam?

See below: The biomicroscope, more commonly called the slit lamp, is a tool used to examine the eye under high magnification. It requires years of training to be able to use one properly. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
10 doctors shared insights

Slit Lamp Exam (Overview)

The biomicroscope, more commonly called the slit lamp, is a tool used to examine the eye under high magnification. It requires years of training to be able to use one properly.


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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the slit lamp exam?

Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the slit lamp exam?

You can drive: But bring sun glasses since your pupils will be dilated and sunlight is very uncomfortable for a few hours. ...Read more

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Can incipient cataracts be diagnosed with a slit-lamp examination? Any additional tests required if slit lamp doesn't reveal anything?

Yes. No. : Diagnosis of a cataract, whether incipient or otherwise, is best done through a dilated pupil under slit lamp examination by a trained ophthalmologist. Additional testing may be performed to ascertain impact on vision, however nothing else is required to diagnose. ...Read more

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Is angle recession seen on slit lamp within a week after hyphema,which causes traumatic glaucoma? or it can remain undiagnosed and require follow ups?

Is angle recession seen on slit lamp within a week after hyphema,which causes traumatic glaucoma? or it can remain undiagnosed and require follow ups?

Depends: You probably had a blow to the eye which tore the angle, the site of fluid drainage from the eye and the cause of the hyphema. Healing occurs with the angle more open and scar tissue formation over some of the drains. The risk of glaucoma depends upon how much was recessed and how much scar your eye angle made. You should get regular, probably yearly, pressure measurements. ...Read more

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What is a well-baby exam?

What is a well-baby exam?

Preventive care: Well baby check ups involve monitoring your baby's growth (weight, height and head circumference), making sure your baby is developing normally, an exam, and vaccines. It's a great time for you to ask questions of your pediatrician and for you doctor to provide anticipatory guidance for the next stage in your child's life. They're usually scheduled at 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, and 24 months. ...Read more

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How i can do the bord exam amarica?

Contact the ..: american medical association, for the info. on how to sit for the exam for foreign medical doctors ...Read more

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What should I eat before taking exams?

What should I eat before taking exams?

Not much.: Eat lightly before exams. A large meal can cause lethargy as resources are diverted to the bowel for digestion, and absorption. Best to be a little hungry, but not thirsty so keep fluid intake up. ...Read more

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What gets checked during a female exam?

What gets checked during a female exam?

Female organs: In addition to the regular physical exam a female exam focuses on the female organs. Specifically breast, cervix and vaginal exam is conducted. ...Read more

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What is an annual medical exam involve?

What is an annual medical exam involve?

Annual exam: It is a yearly review of you! This is an opportunity for you & your MD to make sure that you are healthy & that you stay healthy. Info like family history is reviewed. Blood pressure & weight are also checked. Certain bloodwork can be ordered (depending on your age & any history). Preventative measures are also discussed (pap smears, STD checks, mammograms, vaccines, weight maintenance, etc). ...Read more

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What health exams should I be getting annually?

What health exams should I be getting annually?

Prevention for Men: While the value of an annual checkup can depend on age, as well as personal & family history, the following are recommended for men by the US Dept of Health & Human Services: 1) Prostate exam at age 50; 2) Regular cholesterol checks after age 35; 3) Blood pressure checked every 2 years; 4) Colon cancer screening at age 50; 5) test for diabetes, especially if blood pressure is higher than 135/80. ...Read more

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What are the effects of nervosity before an exam-help?

What are the effects of nervosity before an exam-help?

Nervous.: If you're nervous before a test, or in the days before a test, it may affect your ability to study and retain the need information. That being said, anxiety at the time of a test is not really considered a bad thing as it may improve focus and motivation. ...Read more

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Immigration medical exam?

Immigration medical exam?

Basic exam: The immigration medical exam is a basic physical to insure the applicant is in reasonable health. It is also used to make sure the applicant has no communicable (infectious) diseases. ...Read more

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What is a fluoroscopy exam?

What is a fluoroscopy exam?

Real time x-rays: There are many types of fluoroscopy exams. Fluoroscopy allows us to watch x-ray images acquired repeated over a short time segment to give a video appearance - such as watching you swallow or watching fluid move within the bowel. ...Read more

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How accurate are polysomnography exams?

How accurate are polysomnography exams?

Not perfect: There are no medical tests that are perfect. That means that the are sensitive enough to diagnose everyone with the condition for which the test is being done and they are specific enough to rule out a diagnosis if the test is negative. Having said that there are different types of sleep studies and they are quite good tests and greater than 90% sensitive. ...Read more

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