How do you check the front of the eye(Eyelid,Cornea and conjunctiva) using ordinary Torchlight ( Photos)
Instruments used in checking the Eye
several instruments are used to check the eye by professionals such as the optometrist ,Ophthalmologist etc and they include Arc light,Ophthalmoscope,retinoscope,Anterior segment loupe and Otoscope .
However a layman can also check his eyes with the use of normal Torchlight ,This can detect anomaly in the eye as ordinary as it is
The front of the Eye
The front of the eye are the part of the eye in the anterior part and they include:Conjunctiva,cornea,Eyelid and Sclera
How to inspect the front of the Eye using Torchlight?
The light from the torch is shun directly into the eye
The cornea: This is the window of the eye,it is the part of the eye that is transparent
Normal cornea is avascular and transparent
A white and grey colour in the cornea which is painful indicates cornea Ulcer
While a white and grey color in the cornea which is not painful indicates cornea scar
The Conjunctiva:This is tissue that protect the cornea from injury and abrasion.it is made up of the bulbar and palberal conjunctiva
Normal conjunctiva is filled with blood which is indicated by blood vessels and transparent (clear)
When there is formation of a thick tissue on the conjunctiva,this Indicates pyterigium
The Eyelid:This is Skin that covers the eye and protect it from physical injury
Normal Eyelid is a skin which consist of Eyelashes with outward projection,there is absence of swelling and cyst
When there is an infection due to swelling on the Eyelid,this indicates Stye formation
When there is cyst formation on the Eyelid,this indicates Chalazion
When there is Inflammation of the Eyelid ,this indicates Blepharitis
These are ways to check the Front of the Eye using Torchlight..
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