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- Tonometry. Measurement of the eye pressure inside the eye.
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- Optical coherence tomography (OCT). This is a non-invasive test that images the retina to detect any fluid or diabetic macular...
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It’s the time of year when the sun sits at a much different angle, and its rays impact our eyes and skin at a lower position. This translates to an increase in the exposure of harmful UV rays, especially if we are not wearing the proper sunglasses as...