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Slit Lamp Examination
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By what age do retinal cells stop dividing?Is is likely for a 20 yo to get retinoblastoma? Can one get it in just 20 days?Can slit-lamp detect it?
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
I have a few tiny brown spots on colored part of my eye. Asked eye dr if they were lisch nodules and she looked
Closely with slit lamp and said no. ?
How dare she?: You are surprised that she said no? Then I would let her know that you have type 1 peripheral Von Recklinghousen.'s disease and lisch nodules are your finding. Best wishes. ...Read more
What is an ophthalmologist looking at/for when he puts a lens on the patient's eye after numbing it and looking through a slit lamp?
If 90% of primary ocular HSV infection is sub clinical, with no issues seen in slit lamp exam, can a viral culture reach a definite conclusion?
Fertility work up: Typically it entails a physical exam, blood work to look at your ovarian reserve and endocrine environment and it may also include a special x-ray (hsg) to determine if your tubes are open. ...Read more
Depend...: Nowadays, for average-risk men between 55 and 69, check it once every 2 years; for high-risk ones - family hx of prostate cancer, black men, agent orange exposure - check it yearly. Remember the frequency of checking prostate has evolve and change fast and drastically over the past 5-7 years resulting from closer professional and industrial scrutiny; surely, such trend will continue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relatively benign.: The initial workup of hematospermia is a history, physical examination, and urinalysis. The physical examination includes a digital rectal exam, which may be uncomfortable for the patient. No other invasive tests are generally used. A semen analysis may be performed. ...Read more
Patience & info: Vaginismus requires that you communicate that information to the examining doctor prior to the exam. Additionally, you can assist the MD by using a lubricated tampon at home to help the vaginal opening get used to penetration. The well versed GYN MD has a responsibility to you to be gentle, and take the time with patience to exam you with your feedback as to what is problematic and what isn't. ...Read more
A contortion: Best done in the shower or tub. You can insert your middle finger in your rectum and work it upwards until you feel a spongy bulge under the inner wall. If soft, it is probably ok. But if you feel you need to check your prostate, then it is best done professionally by your doctor who knows the feel of others glands by his experience. ...Read more