During a comprehensive eye exam, an eye doctor will dilate the eyes with special eye drops. After dilating the pupil, the eye doctor will be able to use a magnifying glass to get a closer look at the components of each eye. When examining the retina and optic nerve, it is possible to see signs of potential diseases that can lead to blindness.
Watch this video for a closer look at what happens during a dilated eye exam. Dilating the eye is a common way to monitor the eyes for glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other diseases.
To schedule an appointment for eye dilation, call Dr. Mark Hornfeld. Dr. Hornfeld, a leading eye specialist near New York , provides comprehensive treatment for glaucoma, macular degeneration, and more. For additional information, call (212) 580-8881 today.