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What does sph, cyl, axis on eye exam mean?

What does sph, cyl, axis on eye exam mean?

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

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What do sph, cyl and axis mean on an eye test?

What do sph, cyl and axis mean on an eye test?

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

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What do sph, cyl and axis mean on your eye test?

What do sph, cyl and axis mean on your eye test?

Glasses Rx: Sph is sphere power or the focusing power of the lens. A negative number means you are near sighted and positive is far sightedness. Cyl is cylinder power or the astigmatism correction in the glasses. It is aligned on an axis, the last number. ...Read more

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Can I use sph, cyl and axis of my eye test to rate my vision strength?

Can I use sph, cyl and axis of my eye test to rate my vision strength?

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

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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?

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?

Yes: 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

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Need doctor's help! what do sph, cyl and axis mean on an eye test?

Need doctor's help! what do sph, cyl and axis mean on an eye test?

These are: Some of the parts to a prescription for glasses or contact lenses. Sphere is the amount of overall nearsightedness or farsightedness. Cylinder and axis are the amount and location of the amount of astigmatism. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Do i need glasses? R : Sph: Plano Cyl -0,75 Axis 125 L: Sph: Plano. Cyl -0,50 Axis 35

Do i need glasses?

R :
Sph: Plano
Cyl -0,75
Axis 125

L:
Sph: Plano.
Cyl -0,50
Axis 35

Not likely: You have a small amount of astigmatism. Squinting probably helps you see fine details. If you find you are squinting alot while driving , etc then I would get some glasses. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What is the mental health axis?

What is the mental health axis?

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

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I have rightward axis boderline eck?

No worries: That's ok as long as you have normal sinus rhythm and no other abnormalities. ...Read more

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How dangerous is left axis deviation?

How dangerous is left axis deviation?

Generally not: A left axis may be normal for you, or may indicate some thickening of your left ventricle. Check with your doc. An echocardiogram can usually rule out anything significant. ...Read more

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Under axis 1 what is meant by rule out?

Under axis 1 what is meant by rule out?

With the rule: This is probable 'with the rule'---means that the astigmatism in closer to the 90 degree axis. ...Read more

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What is the normal range of the QRS axis?

-30 to +90 degrees: Check out en.ecgpedia.org for more details and a helpful explanation. ...Read more

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How can I complete five axis diagnosis for someone?

How can I complete five axis diagnosis for someone?

Need training: Only those with psychological or psychiatric training should spend time diagnosing someone. ...Read more

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Is it possible to round the contact lense axis number up?

Is it possible to round the contact lense axis number up?

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

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What aspects of personality is a personality axis index test meant to detect?

Personality disorder: Personality disorders are described on Axis II of DSM. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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What's hpa axis?

What's hpa axis?

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

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Could the hpa axis be stimulated?

Could the hpa axis be stimulated?

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

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Can you have 2 axis 1 disorders and 1 axis 2 disorder?

Can you have 2 axis 1 disorders and 1 axis 2 disorder?

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

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What does DSM-IV diagnosis 799.9 on Axis I and II mean?

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

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Are long flat lymphnodes in USG (axis ratio>2) always benign or they can be lymphomatous??

Are long flat lymphnodes in USG (axis ratio>2) always benign or they can be lymphomatous??

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

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Prescription for glasses? OD-0.25 (SPHERE) -1.25 (CYL) 100 (AXIS) OS 0.50 (SPHERE) -1.00 (CYL) 070 AXIS

Prescription for glasses? OD-0.25 (SPHERE) -1.25 (CYL) 100 (AXIS)  OS 0.50 (SPHERE) -1.00 (CYL) 070 AXIS

Typical: These are common numbers and if correct will improve your vision. As prescriptions go, this is modest but might clear things up for you at a distance ...Read more

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Can you help interpret u/s of cervical nodes? "None appear pathologically enlarged.Short axis is 3mm in all nodes. impression:Bil reactive size nodes"

Can you help interpret u/s of cervical nodes? "None appear pathologically enlarged.Short axis is 3mm in all nodes. impression:Bil reactive size nodes"

Pretty normal: 3mm is not very large, you can get lymph nodes from inflammation like from a cold but at 3mm they aren't even that enlarged. Certainly does not seem like cancer which would be 5 to 10 times larger. ...Read more

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