According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, eye exams should begin at birth and continue at each well-child check. Prior to 3 years of age, the eyes should be examined for ocular motility, or proper eye movement, pupil examination, external lid and eye abnormalities and red reflex looking for cataracts or eye tumors. At the age of 3 years, visual acuity should be assessed and a fundoscopic exam should be attempted to carefully look at the back of the eye.
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When is ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure highest for my eyes?
HealthyWomen answeredThe time of day influences the available ultraviolet (UV) rays, but eye exposure to it is quite different than for skin. At noon, the UV dose can be as much as 10 times higher than the dose three hours earlier or later. But because the eye is naturally shaded by the brow ridge when the sun is high in the sky, the highest UV radiation exposure for eyes is actually in the morning and midafternoon, rather than at noon, as it is for skin. Sun exposure to the eyes tends to be more constant in fall, winter, and spring when the sun is lower in the sky.
What is retroorbicularis oculi fat (ROOF)?
Arthur Perry, MD, Plastic/reconstructive Surgery, answeredSome people have fat behind the muscle of the eyelid called ROOF (retroorbicularis oculi fat). It is responsible for the fullness of the outer upper eyelid found in many people, particularly those who are overweight.
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