Francis Skilling, MD
Location and Office HoursEye Associates of Tallahassee PA
Tallahassee, FL 32308
- BlueCross Blue Shield of Florida
- BlueCross BlueShield
- United Healthcare
Why should I wear sunglasses when outside?
UV-blocking sunglasses are actually very good for your eyes. Excessive exposure to UV light reflected off sand, water or pavement can damage the eyes' front surface. In addition to cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, sun exposure can lead to lesions and tumors that may be cosmetically unappealing and frequently require surgical removal. Everyone should wear 100% UV-blocking sunglasses when doing outdoor activities.
What are extraocular muscles?
You know those people who can make their eyeballs jiggle? Chalk it up to extra control of their extraoculars. These are a set of muscles that helps you move your eyeballs up, down, side to side, and all around.
What do the numbers on a visual field report mean?
Louis B. Cantor, MD, Ophthalmology, answered on behalf of American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmart
There are many indices on the visual field report that can be utilized to assess the reliability of the test as well as any abnormalities or changes in the visual field over time. Each of these indices can provide valuable information, but must be evaluated in the context of the entire test and the other reported indices and not in isolation. Therefore, it is not possible to interpret the significance of a single number from the visual field test.
In addition, the visual field test itself must be viewed in the context of other parts of the eye examination for glaucoma, including the eye pressure and the appearance of the optic nerve. Your eye doctor is the individual who is best able to interpret the results of the visual field test for you and what it may mean given the other findings that are important in the evaluation of a patient with glaucoma.
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