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What Is An Eye Doctor Called
Confusing question: There are few if any doctors that only deal with autism. Within the treating universe for this condition are primary care docs, pediatricians, developmental pediatricians, psychiatrists, speech pathologists, applied behavior analysts, and the list goes on. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ophthalmologist: There are ophthalmologists that take extra training in the delicate muscle surgery needed by kids with cross eye problems, they are often on staff of children's hospitals, medical schools and similar facilities, and will focus on kids eye needs. They are often labeled pediatric ophthalmologists, but most will do some work on adults when appropriate. ...Read more
Health of the eye: An eye exam consists of checking the vision. If this is not normal a manifest refraction is done to determine if any glasses are needed. This is the test where the patient is asked which lens is better number one or two. Then the health of the eye is evaluated with a microscope called a slit lamp. To be able to see the back of the eye, the retina, the pupils are dilated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Eye floaters: are spots you notice visually that may vary in shape & are usually gray or black. ...Read more
The term "ocular migraine" can be confusing: It's sometimes used to refer to two different conditions, one of which usually isn't cause for concern, and the other which might have more–serious complications. In some cases, ocular migraine describes a migraine aura that involves your vision. Migraine auras include a variety of sensations — often visual, but which also may include other sensations, such as numbness — that precede or accompany a migraine. Aura can sometimes occur without an associated headache. A migraine aura that affects your vision is common. Visual symptoms are short lasting. A migraine aura involving your vision will affect both eyes, and you may see: Flashes of light, Zigzagging patterns, Blind spots, Shimmering spots or stars. These symptoms can temporarily interfere with certain activities, such as reading or driving, but the condition usually isn't considered serious. Sometimes, ocular migraine is used as a synonym for the medical term "retinal migraine. " A retinal migraine is a rare condition occurring in a person who has experienced other symptoms of migraine. Retinal migraine involves repeated bouts of short–lasting, diminished vision or blindness. These bouts may precede or accompany a headache. A retinal migraine — unlike a migraine aura affecting vision — will affect only one eye, not both. However, most often, loss of vision in one eye isn't related to migraine. It's generally caused by some other more serious condition. So if you experience visual loss in one eye, be sure to see an eye specialist. ...Read more
Vision: Sight is the sum of the light receptive and integrative capacity of the eye including best vision, color vision, night vision, depth vision, field of vision and the ability to track objects in motion. An ophthalmologist can measure these and determine the function of the eye for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Specializing: Do you mean what type of dr is a hand specialist? Often they are orthopaedic surgeons that had extra training in hand surgery. Many sports medicine specialists, including physiatrists (specializing in sports medicine or musculoskeletal medicine), can examine and diagnose hand problems. ...Read more
Medical school: Optometrists go to optometry school and some have "residencies" but the confusion probably comes from terms like dr and optometric physician. Ophthalmologists go to medical school, residency, and possibly fellowship and the main differences right now have to do with surgical training / experience by the time of graduation but there is a constant battle over scope of practice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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