Secondly, ensure that you have a comprehensive dilated eye examination
by a competent ophthalmologist once a year.
"When you see these new floaters, it's best to have them evaluated and, specifically, have a dilated eye examination
performed by an ophthalmologist."
For school-age children, a vision screening, which is less comprehensive than a dilated eye examination
by an ophthalmologist, can be performed by a pediatrician, family physician, nurse or trained technician during regular checkups.
In this study, five theoretical constructs of the SCT (outcome expectancies for preventive health care screenings, outcome expectations for preventive health care screenings, self-efficacy for preventive health care screenings, self-efficacy in overcoming barriers for preventive health care screenings, self-control for preventive health care screenings and environment for preventive health care screenings) were measured and tested across seven preventive health screening behaviors (annual dilated eye examination
, annual dental examination, annual micro-albumin examination, annual comprehensive foot examination, bi-annual hemoglobin A1C test, bi-annual blood pressure measurement, and daily self-monitoring of blood glucose) using this theory.
She also recommends an annual dilated eye examination
after age 50.
It has been shown to have excellent diagnostic precision for DR compared with examinations with dilated pupils in eye care providers' offices (dilated eye examination
) and improves the rate of DR screening [9-11].
Data collected from the medical records included demographic information, height, weight, body mass index (BMI), family history of diabetes, history of tobacco consumption, measures of glycemic control such as fasting blood sugar (FBS), random blood sugar (RBS) and glycosylated hemoglobin A1c, systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), fasting lipid profile, urine detailed report especially for albumin, microalbuminuria, 24 hrs urinary protein, 24 hrs creatinine clearance, serum creatinine, documentation or referral for dilated eye examination
and lower limb assessment (pulses, reflexes, touch and vibrations).
Tests include the dilated eye examination
, eye angiography ( where a dye is injected into the vein and photographs of the retina are taken) and optical coherence tomography ( OCT) which gives a structural analysis of the retina.
"For anyone at risk, first and foremost you should have a dilated eye examination
to determine if you truly have AMD," Dr.
Regular, comprehensive, dilated eye examination
is the only way to detect vision problems and eye diseases in their early stages.
Key words: adherence, diabetes mellitus, diabetic retinopathy, digital retinal imaging, dilated eye examination
, nonmydriatic teleretinal imaging, ocular pathology, rehabilitation, telemedicine, vision.
According to the National Eye Institute, a comprehensive dilated eye examination
by an eye-care professional can detect certain eye diseases and conditions in their early stages, before vision loss occurs, and identify uncorrected refractive errors (3).