What is the difference between indirect, direct, and slit-lamp opthamoscopy?
A direct opthamosocpy is the most general procedure and involves the use of a handled tool known as ophthalmoscope to look within your eye. This tool uses unique lenses and bright light to target past your pupil and onto the back of your eye. This is the least detailed of the 3 tests.
An indirect opthalmoscopy involves a brighter light and little lens, also handheld. The doctor will wear this light as a headlamp. In the case of a detached retina diagnosis, this test can be an important first step.
During a slit-lamp opthalmoscopy, you will place your chin on a chinrest while an optician looks into your eye with a more perfectly shaped light. He or she will move the light from side to side, offering a more detailed look than an indirect or direct test.
Does an opthalmoscopy hurt?
While there are many slight issue from the brightness of the ophthalmoscope light, these tests will not cause any issue. An indirect opthalmoscopy may contain a slight force on the surface of your eye, but it should not be painful.
If dilation is needed, the temporary vision impartment may lead to pretty uncomfortable light sensitivity during that time. In the event your doctor elects to open your eye, you should given disposable sunglasses to decrease any discomfort before you leave the office.
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