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Why do I have to have my eyes dilated?
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Dr. Michael Colucciello
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Retina Exam
To allow for an extensive exam of the retina, the pupil must be dilated to view past it to the retina.

In brief: Retina Exam
To allow for an extensive exam of the retina, the pupil must be dilated to view past it to the retina.
Dr. Michael Colucciello
Dr. Michael Colucciello
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Dilated eyes
The pupil acts as a keyhole.
If the keyhole is small, the eye doctor has a limited view of the retina, optic nerve, and blood vessels. If the keyhole is large (as occurs with dilation of the pupil), a much wider view is available. A dilated exam is very important for tracking disorders such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.

In brief: Dilated eyes
The pupil acts as a keyhole.
If the keyhole is small, the eye doctor has a limited view of the retina, optic nerve, and blood vessels. If the keyhole is large (as occurs with dilation of the pupil), a much wider view is available. A dilated exam is very important for tracking disorders such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu
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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: To see retina
So, the eye physician can see most the retina.
The retina is where diabetes damage occurs.

In brief: To see retina
So, the eye physician can see most the retina.
The retina is where diabetes damage occurs.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Dr. Damien Luviano
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