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Dr. Abdul Khan Dr. Khan
Ophthalmology
20 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
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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?

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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Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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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. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Gary Reiter Dr. Reiter
Ophthalmology
years in practice
University of California, Irvine
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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. ?

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

Dr. Dean Bonsall Dr. Bonsall
Ophthalmology - Pediatric
23 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Mirella Mircescu Dr. Mircescu
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
years in practice
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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?

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?

It depends: If the infection is recent a viral culture can give you the answer. A viral PCR also can be used. However you have to remember that it depends when and how it is done. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck Dr. Beck
Surgery
39 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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Wer is the examination center in dubai ?

What center: i am sorry your question is not clear what examination center you are talking about please resubmit your question with more information thank you for using health tap good luck ...Read more

Dr. Alexander Gorup Dr. Gorup
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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Who does vocal chord examination?

Who does vocal chord examination?

ENT or speech path: Usually, depending on the problem, the vocal cords are examined by an otolaryngologist (ENT) or a speech pathologist. Usually a mirror or laryngoscope are used. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Likes Dr. Likes
Fertility Medicine
14 years in practice
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
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Can you please explain fertility examination?

Can you please explain fertility examination?

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

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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How often should you have a prostate examination?

How often should you have a prostate examination?

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 more

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Dr. Luis Villaplana Dr. Villaplana
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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Could gastroscopy examination results be serious?

Could gastroscopy examination results be serious?

YES: Several conditions diagnosable through endoscopy are serious, including esophageal or gastric cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
38 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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When to get a digital rectal examination as a guy?

When to get a digital rectal examination as a guy?

IF no symptoms: A good age to start for prostate cancer detection as well as rectal/anal issues is age 40. ...Read more

Dr. Simon Kimm Dr. Kimm
Urology
12 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How bad is examination for hematospermia sufferers?

How bad is examination for hematospermia sufferers?

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

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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How do you deal with internal examinations if you have vaginismus?

How do you deal with internal examinations if you have vaginismus?

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

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Giving myself a rectal examination? Can you feel your own prostate?

Giving myself a rectal examination? Can you feel your own prostate?

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

Dr. David Lee Dr. Lee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
28 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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What should one expect during the physical examination for sinusitis?

What should one expect during the physical examination for sinusitis?

Varies: You can expect at least an inspection of the nose with a speculum, looking in through the front of the nose. The doctor may also elect to use a scope to look further into the nose. ...Read more

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