Sanford I. Rakofsky, MD
Location and Office HoursSanford Rakofsky MD
401 Miracle Mile Ste 301
Miami, FL 33134
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What causes blue discoloration of the whites of my eyes?
Blue discoloration of the whites of the eyes is rare and occurs when there is abnormal thinning of the sclera, which is the white outer wall of the eye. Most cases of such blue discoloration occur in young children with rare severe congenital abnormalities of the musculoskeletal system. Some patients with Marfan's syndrome, a congenital condition that may not become apparent until teenage years or later, may show a bluish discoloration of the whites of the eyes. In older individuals, there may be bluish or grayish areas of thinning of the sclera near the inner or outer corners of the eyes where some of the muscles that move the eye are attached to the white of the eye; such thinning is benign and requires no treatment.
Can I drive home after an eye examination?
Laura Fine, MD, Ophthalmology, answeredWhen examining the internal eye during an eye exam, your eye doctor often applies dilating drops drug to enlarge your pupils, allowing a better examination of the eye's interior. The drops take time to wear off, and people often experience light sensitivity and difficulty focusing on close tasks for several hours afterward. Be aware that it is often difficult to drive while your eyes are dilated. Reversal drops, which reduce the time to recover from dilating drops, are available.Helpful? 4 people found this helpful.
How often do older kids need eye exams and replacement glasses?
Glasses need to be replaced if they are poorly fitting or markedly scratched, not really on the basis of the calendar. Similarly, older children and teenagers who wear glasses do not necessarily need examinations linked to the calendar.
Periodic examinations for a change in the prescription are required whenever there are symptoms of reduced vision or when a patient has had visual acuity measured and determined to be abnormal. For teenagers who wear glasses, the prescription does often change until they are about 20 years of age. Therefore, it is best to have the vision measured at least every 18 months, and if there is a decrease, undergo a complete eye examination.
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