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Dilated Retinal Exam: FAQs

What is it? A dilated retinal exam is a test that lets your doctor see the inside of the back of your eye. To do this, your doctor uses a magnifying instrument called an ophthalmoscope and a light source. A test done with an ophthalmoscope is called ophthalmoscopy. It's a good idea to keep a list of the medicines you take and bring it with you to your...

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Dry Eye FAQs

What can dry eyes feel like? Dry Hot Sandy Gritty Watery Irritated   What can cause dry eyes? Dry climate/weather Allergies Contact lenses Smoke Pollution Natural aging process Diseases (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Sjögren's...

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Acute Closed-Angle Glaucoma – Care Instructions

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases in which pressure builds up in the eye, damaging the optic nerve and causing a loss of eyesight. Closed-angle glaucoma blocks the movement of fluid in the eye. This raises the pressure inside the eye. Closed-angle glaucoma almost always comes on very fast, with pain in the eye and blurry vision. These symptoms are often brought on by entering a dark room or...

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The importance of dilation for children

Dilation is a crucial part in any eye exam. This is more important in children as their eyes are developing. To understand why dilation is so important, we first must become familiar with the function of the eye’s lens. The lens of the eye flexes, which allows us to focus on objects at various ranges. Using a machine called an auto-refractor, the doctor can obtain values that show an...

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LASIK Through the Patients’ Point of View

LASIK through the patient's point of view Have you thought of LASIK and all the benefits you could have? Have you then decided against it due to fear or financial reasons? I am guilty of having the same worries in the past. As someone who works in the ophthalmology world and has been a patient, I have seen both sides to the world of LASIK and hopefully can provide some insight for those on the...

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