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Comprehensive eye checkups consists of

Preliminary examination

Examination after dilatation of pupil

Special test and/or a second opinion, if necessary.
Preliminary examinations will be made by trained paramedical staff after completion of registration

First, a detailed history of the present complaint will be taken. The refractive status of the eye will be measured by using an auto refractometer/ Retinoscopy. Based on the reading the sight in each eye will be checked for near and distance vision. If the patient has glasses, the power of the glasses will be measured and the patient's vision will be checked while wearing the old glasses.

Following vision check, slit lamp examination will be carried out including Intra ocular pressure checkup before using eye drops for pupil dilatation.

Caution: Dilation of pupil will take around 40-45 minutes. Normally short acting drops like phenylephrine 5%and 0.5% tropicamide are used. Some patients may develop an allergy to phenylephrine eye drops and develop redness and swelling of the eyelids 3 to 4 hours after using the drops. If symptoms of allergy are developed the patient need to consult the hospital staff for suitable treatment

After dilation, vision will be blurred for near and distance vision and the patient should avoid driving a vehicle for about 6 to 8 hours after the drops are used. You should always be aware that blurring will occur after using the dilating drops and plan accordingly.

Examination after dilatation of pupil:

Dilatation of the pupil is necessary for a complete examination of the eye's anterior segment and posterior segment. Without dilatation a complete examination of the retina is not possible. After examination, using indirect ophthalmoscope and slit lamp examination, the doctor will be able to give you complete advice regarding the status of the eye health and necessity of any treatment, the need to use glasses or any medication or surgery. The doctor will also advise any requirement for further tests or need for a second specialist's opinion and follow-up.

Special test and the opinion of another doctor:

Depending on the type of disease, and to accurately diagnose a suspected eye disease, special test may be carried out. The special tests may be conducted on the same day or by a new appointment. In some circumstances you may be advised to consult another specialist or hospital for further tests.

You may undergo special examinations such as:
  • Ocular A Scan (IOL Power) biometry
  • Ocular B Scan
  • Field testing
  • Fundus Fluorescein Angiogram
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Corneal Topography
  • Pachymetry
  • Specular Microscopy
  • I Trace
  • Verion-image guided system

Pediatric Patient Evaluation

Pediatric patients will be examined in the OPD by direct examination or after administration of an oral sedative. If the child is not co-operative, then examination under general anesthesia (EUA) will be carried out by appointment at a future date.


Refractive Error Examination

Patients with refractive errors, or suspected of having refractive errors, should under-go a comprehensive eye examination to establish the correct diagnosis .


Contact Lens Fitting

People interested in using contact lenses will, after a preliminary examination, receive guidance about contact lens care and fitting instructions. Existing contact lens users can obtain new contact lenses and receive advice regarding problems related to contact lens use.


Low Vision and Visual Rehabilitation

Patients with low vision that cannot be improved by routine optical aids can be helped by special optical aids and should contact the Vision Aid charitable organization, a specialized low vision aid center.