Inspection of the eye in transmitted light - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment .MF .

August 12, 2017 17:52 | Diagnosis In Ophthalmology

examination in transmitted light is used to assess the transparency of the deep eye refractive media - the crystalline lens and the vitreous body, using an ophthalmoscope.With this method, the physician can identify the different optical media opacities in the eye, to determine the depth of their location, and to establish their degree of mobility.


1. Cataracts.
2. floater.
3. vitreous hemorrhage.
4. Injuries eyeball.
5. Hypertension.
6. Diabetes.
7. Chronic renal failure.

contraindications, this method does not.

Preparing for inspection

15 minutes before the procedure, it is desirable to widen the pupil.To do this, the eye instilled 1% solution of tropicamide or 0.5% solution of cyclopentolate.

The revision

study is conducted in a dark room.The patient sits on a chair, with his left and slightly behind the set lamp so that his face was in shadow.The doctor sits down in front of the patient, at a distance of about 30-40 cm, and with the help of a mirror ophthalmoscope directs a be

am of light on the patient's pupil, and the doctor looks into the hole ophthalmoscope.But inspection is best done using electric ophthalmoscope.Light falls into the eye and is reflected by its choroid, so the pupil begins to glow red.If the path of the rays of light are the obstacles in the form of a cloud of transparent media, they retain these rays and the background of the red glow of the pupil doctor will see different in size and shape black spots.During the examination, the doctor will guide the patient's eyes to clarify the localization of turbidity.The patient may experience some discomfort during the inspection due to bright light.Normally, no haze should not be.

Immediately after some time during the procedure the patient can see the dark spots.Because of pupil dilation possible discomfort to light, it is desirable in this case to use sunglasses;and you can not get behind the wheel for the first 2-3 hours after study.

procedure takes an average of 5 minutes.

Ophthalmologist Odnoochko EA