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Sph Cyl Axis
Eye glass measures:
The sph is the sphere. This is the amount of nearsightedness or farsightedness, measured in units called diopter.
Cyl is cylinder. This is the amount of astigmatism. Astigmatism is created when the cornea is not shaped evenly...Egg instead of a ping pong ball. There are other causes of astigmatism.
The axis is an angle that indicates where the astigmatism is located. ...Read more
Specific parts of Rx: To expand on dr. Proffitt's answer, sph = sphere; if this is a negative number, the prescription is a myopic or nearsighted prescription and a positive number dictates a farsighted or hyperopic prescription. Cyl = cylinder or the amount or power of the astigmatism correction. Axis is the direction in which the astigmatism correction is placed in the glasses. ...Read more
No: These numbers do not translate directly into a snellen acuity number (like 20/20). The degree of visual clarity is different than the eyeglass strength to achieve that clarity. ...Read more
What do you suggest if i could use sph, cyl and axis on my eye test to rate my vision strength and if yes how to rate my vision strength?
The best number to use is sphere (sph). If you are nearsighted or myopic the number has a minus sign in front of it. The higher the number, the worse your uncorrected vision is.
If you are farsighted, the number is a plus sign and the same applies. The cyl stands for cylinder and is a measure of astigmatism. The higher the number, the worse the astigmatism ...Read more
5 yr daughter's eyesight prescription as follows:right (sph +/-, cyl +0.75,axis 90) left (sph+/-,cyl +0.75, axis 100) does she have to wear glasses?
Not really: This is a small prescription - simply some degree of astigmatism. This will produce an unnoticeable distortion at distance and none at near. She will find glasses to be a nuisance and they will not protect her vision nor improve it in any meaningful way. She may need to wear glasses in the future if things change, but not now. ...Read more
Spectacle power is RE -5.25 SPH -1.50 CYL 180 AXIS LE -5.50 SPH -1.50 CYL 180 AXIS. Age 32 What do you suggest for long term good health of my eye?
Annual exam: Because your eye is more nearsighted than average, you may have a longer eyeball which can put you at higher lifetime risk for retinal detachment. Have an annual dilated fundus exam to detect any weak spots in the retina. Sometimes the weak spots are repaired prophylactically. If you have warning signs of a dark curtain coming over the vision, flashes of light, or new floaters, go see the eye MD. ...Read more
How bad is my eyesight ?
Right eye - SPH-0,CYL- +0.25, AXIS-70,VISION-6/6
Left eye - SPH-0,CYL- +0.50, AXIS-85,VISION-6/6
Very good: These are extremely low powers that most would ignore and certainly not obtain corrective lenses for. They are in fact within the margins of error for LASIK correction which would be a bad option for you. You have excellent eyesight and I bet 6/6 (20/20) without any correction at all. ...Read more
What's my 20/X vision with a sphere of -5.25, a cyl of -0.50, 116 axis in OD/-5.50 sphere, cyl of -.25, axis of 074 OS?
Your prescription: Your eyeball is not a perfect mathematical sphere. As light comes from the outside it refracts through your lens to get back to your retina and thense to your brain. When the doc kept on putting different lenses in front of your eyes and asked you which was clearer he was experimenting with different lenses to get the "right" fit for your defective eyes. That's just a code. Review your physics! ...Read more
After 1 month after rd surgery my daughter refraction is as " sph -0.50 cyl -1.25 axis 175 va 6/7.5 . Is this good readings? Will it improve later?
Depends: What were her numbers prior to the surgery? Rd surgery with a 'scleral buckle' will have increased myopia (- power). After a month, assuming there is no more healing to do, then the vision generally stabilizes. But there may be some improvement. Check with the retinal surgeon who knows what was done and if the healing has finished. ...Read more
5 Axes: In the old DSM 4, which most still use, there are 5 Axes of mental health. Axis I is clinical syndroms, Axis II is personality disorder, Axis III is medical conditions that directly bear on current mental health functioning, Axis IV is environmental stressors, and Axis V is the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF score) which is represented by numbers ranging from 1-100. ...Read more
Need training: Only those with psychological or psychiatric training should spend time diagnosing someone. ...Read more
No: Your contact lens prescription is determined with your contact lens fit. This is a process where your eyecare provider calculates the contact lens prescription and gives you one or more trial contact lenses. The vision and fit to your eyes is then measured and adjusted to get you the correct contact lens prescription. ...Read more
Personality disorder: Personality disorders are described on Axis II of DSM. ...Read more
What does normal P axis, V-rate 50-99 Incomplete RBBB and LAFT axis (240, -40), S greater than R II III aVF mean and does it require follow up with a ?
Tech EKG appearance: "How to read an EKG" isn't possible to explain here. Use HealthTap Prime. The P axis refers to the atrium (1st part of heart cycle). Incomplete RBBB & V-rate is the next part of the EKG & refers to the lower chamber (ventricle). Rate is normal, but the right branch is delayed (bundle branch block). S>R in II, III, aVF is abnormal activity in the inferior wall. Follow-up depends on prior EKG & symp ...Read more
Fad diagnosis: The hypophyseal-pituitary-adrenal axis is the communication between brain, pituitary, and adrenal that responds to physical and emotional stress. People who are in trapped in difficult / abusive living situations or have sustained terrible emotional trauma often feel physically unwell, and may self-diagnose "hpa axis disease"; whether this is useful is controversial. ...Read more
Life does it for you: Please forgive my frankness. "Hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis disorder" is a fad diagnosis, not generally accepted, but with just enough science to be interesting. Some folks who are troubled by the blahs have nonspecific abnormalities on testing. This is best managed by fitness, looking at attitudes, beliefs, life situations and living skills -- the mind helps cure the body. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: I think of the difference between axis i and ii this way: axis i is for primary mental health problems like major depression and add that can occur simultaneously, and axis ii is for personality issues like borderline personality where the diagnosis suggests usual life patterns of social interaction. ...Read more
Deferred Diagnoses: A code of 799.9 on either Axis I or Axis II according to DSM-IV criteria means that the diagnosis is deferred. A deferred diagnosis generally means that there isn't enough information to make a definitive diagnosis. This article in the Journal of Epidemiology about the 799.9 "diagnosis" can help clarify it for you. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2760657 ...Read more
Usually benign,: but there are other ultrasound features to look for, such as an abnormal vascular pattern or asymmetric cortex thickening, which could make the lymph node sonographically abnormal even with a normal overall size/axis ratio. ...Read more
How many axis 1 and axis 2 disorders can you have together? Ex: can you have 2 axis 1 disorders and 1 axis 2?
You can have: Mutiple axis i and axis ii disorders together. ...Read more