Ophthalmologists in Washington thoroughly check the various regions of the eye for symptoms of illness. To check all components of the eye, many types of equipment are employed.
Front of the Eye
The cornea, lens, and pupil are all structures in the front of the eye. The iris, or colored component of the eye, and the sclera, or visible “white” of the eye, are both included. The following tools were used to inspect these structures:
Manual Keratometer: Measures the steepness or flatness of the cornea.
Pachymeter: Measures the cornea’s thickness.
Slit Lamp: Shines a tiny beam of light into the eye, allowing the structures to be viewed and analyzed with the associated microscope.
Back of the Eye
The retina is the rear of the eye. The light that enters the eye through the pupil is focussed by the lens, which produces a picture onto the retina. The optic nerve also joins at the rear of the eye and provides visual information to the brain. Retinal cameras, which allow physicians to capture a picture of the area, are among the devices used to inspect the back of the eye.
Interior of the Eye
The area within the eye is filled with fluids known as humors. Glaucoma is a disorder that causes the pressure of these humors to rise. It is diagnosed with a tonometer, which measures the pressure in the eye.
An ophthalmoscope is a basic instrument used by eye doctors. It enables him or her to inspect every aspect of the eye. A direct ophthalmoscope is a tool that may be held in one’s hand, whereas a binocular indirect ophthalmoscope is worn on the doctor’s head.
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