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Description:This seated male patient was in the process of receiving an eye examination from a female clinician, who was using a hand-held ophthalmoscope to see into his right eye.
By using this device, the trained health care provider is able to detect abnormalities inside the eyeball itself including changes in the retina, which is the light-sensitive layer located at the back of the eye, or fundus. Pathologic changes in the retinal layer could be indicative of high blood pressure (hypertensive retinopathy), or macular degeneration. This examination can also reveal the presence of changes indicative of glaucoma, which is increased pressure inside the eye, which will have a directly detrimental affect on the retina, as well.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
Links:CDC - Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: ViCDC Features: Regular Eye Exams Help Keep Vision Healthy
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