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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?
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?
Probably every 1-2 y: There is little or no research that guides us on how often to do check ups. I agree with dr. Klauber that every year or so makes sense, mostly because we learn new information all the time about what cancer screenings, blood tests, vaccines and lifestyle (diet and exercise, mostly) make sense, and it is good to keep current on these. A good resource is an iphone app called my health checklist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question!: The reason for anxiety during physical exam will help you choose how to relax. Many people feel comforted when they are examined, because they feel cared for. Maybe you're worried that the doctor will find something "bad." is this it? Or is it the cold hands? More info is needed. But you might try letting the doctor know, and listening to your favorite music with earbuds during the exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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