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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   My dauhgter 5 years old
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr here
User :   Have got eye sight +3.5
Doctor :   ok
User :   She has started waring the glasses now
User :   But she complains that she can't look at bright light and can't stare at vedio lights
User :   THis is a general observation
Doctor :   i see
User :   ALso after waring the glasses still she does not catch letters far away
Doctor :   since when she is complaining now
User :   Since from long
User :   We realised that she could be having the eye sight
User :   When consulted a optho, we got +3.5
Doctor :   ok
User :   Now when I ask her read distant letters, still she is not able catch
Doctor :   and were these problems discussed with the ophthalmologist
User :   And doctor has adivsed the specs keeping all these problems in mind
Doctor :   the distant reading problems ?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   does she complains of any visual changes ?
Doctor :   or headaches ?
User :   I feel she still can't recognize some letters at some distnace, which otheriwise I cam
User :   No Complaints
Doctor :   ok well can you tell me any specific test were done ?
User :   She was tested for any carneal defects and nothing found
Doctor :   fundoscopic exam ?
User :   When done the test in computer she got +4.5 and after the drops we got +3.5
User :   Not sure about the test name
Doctor :   or a retinoscopy ?
Doctor :   well please do confirm with her physician
User :   1 sec
Doctor :   and if they were not done they should
User :   Oh ok
User :   what are these for?
Doctor :   for eye sight defects if any
Doctor :   we do want to rule out every cause
Doctor :   but one thing i can assure you is that at 5 years of age the eye is very accommodating
Doctor :   and the cure rate is very very high
User :   So we have to get Fundoscopic and Retinoscopy done right?
Doctor :   thats correct
User :   Are there any other tests to know the conditin of nerves, retina and cornea
Doctor :   these test will cover that
User :   retinoscopy - how is it done?
User :   And how about fundoscopic?
Doctor :   there are special instruments for it
Doctor :   your ophthalmologist will explain all in detail
User :   What is significance of +3.5
Doctor :   i am a general physician and can guide you only within my expertise
User :   ok no probelm
Doctor :   thats why a specialist can give you better detail and you should seek the tests and discuss the condition
Doctor :   hope you understand
User :   Ok doctor thanks muxh
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   good bye
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