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By William Harvey MCOptom

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In occasional cases where a patient is apparently reluctant to offer information or questions the relevance of certain questions (typically those about general health issues), it is most useful for the optometrist to explain that, in order to assess the health of the eyes adequately, a bigger picture of the patient’s well-being needs to be gained. Eyes are affected by many general health factors. This should be recorded carefully and clearly, so providing important personal details together with what may be described as a subjective problem list.

Nature of the pain (sharp, throbbing, dull, cluster and so on) Associated nausea and vomiting Associated visual disturbance (migraine as opposed to possible ischemic incident) Medication being taken for headache Association with any task, visual or possibly other activity Eye pain ● Constant or intermittent ● Nature of the pain (severe or otherwise) ● Associated with eye movement Floaters ● Location in view ● Size ● Moves with the eye ● Solid or web-like ● Associations, such as trauma 27 History and symptoms 28 Flashes of light ● Persistent or transient ● Associated with onset of floaters (see previous list) ● One or both eyes Itching, redness, soreness, tearing, burning, etc.

For this reason, it is probably only worth using if no other stereotest is available, as patients tend to dissociate while using it.

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