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What Is The Difference Between A Comprehensive And A Routine Eye Exam
Overlap: There are many elements the same in these two categories. A routine exam might not include a dilated retinal examination and may not include scanning, visual field or other sophisticated testing. A routine exam is performed when the issues are obvious or a comprehensive exam has been done recently. You should allow more time with the ophthalmologist for a comprehensive exam. ...Read more
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, ...Read more
NO: These are one and the same. It is reserved for the yearly visit to check wellness or lack of it and not for your laundry list of things. You shold have individual appointments for illness and medical problems. The yearly wellness or physical is to promote wellness and good health and preventative issues. It is worth the while and proper and necessary. Keep the vist to wellness issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eye exam: By contact lens exam, i would assume you mean a refractive check up. It will help determine whether you need contacts. However, a complete proper eye exam needs to be conducted by an ophthalmologist (an md) who can dilate your eyes and look at the actual lens and the back of the eye (retina). This should be an annual exam just like your annual physical. ...Read more
Great question: The papanicolaou test is a specific test that requires the visualization of the cervix. Cells from the cervix are sampled and screened for cancer potential. While a pelvic exam may include the pap test, the exam itself does not require a pap test. A pelvic includes looking at the genitals inside the vagina and out, as well as feeling the internal organs including uterus and ovaries. ...Read more
Different purposes: Your annual gyn exam is your yearly well woman exam. You will undergo a pelvic exam with or without a pap, a breast exam, and be offered std screening depending on your age/risk factors. Your postpartum exam occurs approximately 6 weeks after your baby is born. Its purpose is to make sure that your vagina has healed, your body has returned to normal, and to discuss future contraceptive plans. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Education: The ophthamologist is a physician who performs eye surgery and treats all eye diseases and can fit patients for glasses or contact lenses. An optomitrist has been to optometry school not medical school and can fit patients for glasses or contact lenses. They do not have an education to include how to diagnose and treat eye disease or do surgery. ...Read more
Two forms of lazy: Amblyopia means the eye cannot see well despite the appropriate prescription being worn (usually 20/40 or worse). The eye can be well aligned but the brain does not use its information. It can be caused by something blocking vision (cataract) or the eye not being aligned. Strabismus means the eye is not aligned, and will lead to amblyopia if not treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Overall training: A doctor has usually a college degree, 4 years of medical school and 4 or more years of residency and perhaps followship years of training in obstetrics. A midwife, depending on certification has some apprenticeship with another deliver (lay midwife) to more formal training. Could be a nursing degree plus midwifery school. A physician has much more formal training inmedicine.. ...Read more
All family: Doctors are pcp's, but not all pcp's are family docs...Some are internists, ob-gyn's and sometimes i even do this undervalued work. ...Read more
Colonoscopy: The colon is roughly 3-5 long depending on individual. A proctoscopy looks at the angus and rectum only (first 4-6 inches). A colonoscopy uses a fiber optic camera to try and look at the entire length of the colon. With a colonoscopy you most likely will have it done in a endoscopy suite under sedation while a proctoscopy can be done in the doctors office. ...Read more
Specialty trained: A spine surgeon has training in either neurosurgery or orthopedics. A neurosurgeon will have trained in brain and spine for about 7 years (70% spine). An orthopedic spine surgeon generally has had spine fellowship training in addition to training they received in residency. Both specialty backgrounds can be excellent. What really matters is their experience and outcomes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Scan vs. scope: An MRI of abdomen/pelvis is a scan utilized to visualize the content of the abdominal cavity including colon. It will depict the external features of the bowel and unless there is an extensive lesion distorting the bowel structure and content, the luminal (phenobarbital) structures are not visualized. This can only be appreciated with scoping of the lumen of the colon with a colonoscope ...Read more
Study of vrs health : Agree with wikipedia|: gerontology (from the greek ?????, geron, "old man" and -?????, -logy, "study of"; coined by ilya ilyich mechnikov in 1903) is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging. It is distinguished from geriatrics, which is the branch of medicine that studies the diseases of the elderly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Essential same: Cataract cause: Cataract occur from change in lens proteins which cause whitening/clouding/opacity of clear lens composition: can be due to an infection or inflammation from birth (ie, rubella), old age/genetics, steroid use, trauma, poor diet; smoking & Diabetes increases risk. More info: email@example.com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ionizing radiation: Magnetic resonance imaging involves magnetic fields and no ionizing radiation. Xray is a form of ionizing radiation. Too much ionizing radiation can be unhealthy with possible development of cancer when utiilized to excess with multiple CT exams. For some diagnoses mri can not be used. Ionizing radiation is then necessary for diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Specialty : Cardiologists specialize in heart disease. There is a lot of overlap between heart disease and vascular (blood vessel) disease, and most cardiologist treat vascular disease as well. Vascular surgeons specialize in treating diseases of the blood vessels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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