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Dr. A.S. Desai, Ophthalmologist
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What causes an eye test to malfunction? upon seeing a eye

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what causes an eye test to malfunction? upon seeing a eye dr. today it did not work as i was told it should of-that is the computerized state of the art (so-called,test for glaucoma .it did work after some time .i am wondering also why i was not sent to a speacialist who could give me more consistant and accurret information since i clearly was diagnosed with a form of glacoma.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 7 years ago.

You might have been asked to undergo a perimetry to check the visual fields which can get affected in glaucoma. Since this is an automated test which requires software application, which might have not worked at that time. I don't see any other reason for an eyetest to malfunction. This test though necessary ,is not an emergency and can be done once the equipment is rectified.

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