Question about Pupillary Dilation Test procedure

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by nickname, Jul 20, 2006.

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    nickname Guest

    All,

    I just had an eye exam, during process my Optometrist performed a
    "Pupillary Dilation Test".

    My Optometrist performed some tests and told me that I have 1.75 on my
    left
    eye and .75 on my right eye, she conveyed me that she is going to do
    the
    'Pupillary Dilation' test.

    My Optometrist put some drops in to my eye, and asked me to hold on
    for a while, in the meantime, salesperson in their shop started showing
    me
    glasses and frames, by the time I picked my glasses and frames ( since
    I have
    the drops on my eyes it was very irritating to me to do the
    selection.),
    Optometrist started performing tests.

    At the end, Optometrist told me 0.75 on my left eye and nothing for my
    right eye.

    my question is, Do I need to keep my eyes closing during the dilation?
    Was it proper that they asked me to pick glasses and frames during
    dilation?
    Did they performed the procedure right?

    Highly appreciate your response.

    Thanks
    Nambi.
     
    nickname, Jul 20, 2006
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    otisbrown Guest

    Dear Nambi,

    Subject: Pupil size.

    It is not possible to determine what the numbers are that you provide.

    I would suspect that they are a measure of your refractive status.
    If you have a prescription -- you will find the numbers there.

    The normal range of pupil size runds from 2 to 8 mm.

    Best,

    Otis
     
    otisbrown, Jul 21, 2006
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    otisbrown Guest

    The size of a dilated pupil would be about 8 mm, i.e., wide open.

    Otis
     
    otisbrown, Jul 21, 2006
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