for Orthoptic Patients"
Mulla Safiah (2008). Standard Examinations for Orthoptic Patients.
Introduction: Proper and well designed orthoptic clinical examinations can result in early detection and appropriate management of refractive, binocular vision and ocular anomalies. It allows, through careful application, for a more successful outcome. Therefore, standard and classified clinical examinations have been developed to identify testing procedures considered necessary for each orthoptic patient where the patient’s age, mental, physical, and emotional capacity will permit such testing.
Objective: These precise Orthoptic examinations will encourage the ophthalmic examiner to think and act logically as well as prevent confusion that could arise from unexplained clinical findings. Additionally, following standardized testing methods will bind the workers and result in a unified team which can provide the highest quality of patient care.
The suggested standard and classified clinical examinations will be as follows:
•The New Patient Exam
•The Esotropic Patient
•The Exotropic Patient
•The Patient with Convergence and/or Accommodative Insufficiency
•The Patient with Amblyopia undergoing Occlusion Therapy
•The Shortened Exam
This Paper was presented at the Saudi Ophthalmology, 2008 Conference.