Perhaps the most iconic piece of the optometric examination is the visual acuity-traditionally measured by reading letters on a chart 20 feet away. This is a very important piece of information because it tells the doctor how well the macula is working. The macula is the area of the retina that gives us visual details… Continue reading Demystifying the Exam Part 2: 20/what?
One of the things that bothers me the most about getting examined by a doctor is the silence. As the doctor, I know that sometimes silence is necessary in order to absorb what I am seeing and carefully observe the results of the test I am performing. But as the patient, the silence can be terribly… Continue reading De-mystifying the exam…the medical detective
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