Method Of Exam
|Author: A. Chandrasekhar, MD
||Consultant: C. Cronin, MD
Observe Eyeballs, Eyelids, Lachrymal gland and Eyebrows for
- Setting in the orbit. (To judge presence of exophthalmos or enophthalmos)
- Have the patient close the eyes and place a flat object over eyebrow and maxilla. Note the distance between the closed eye and the flat object.
- Symmetry and alignment
- Body of the lid
- Location in relation to cornea and pupil
- Width of palpebral fissure
- Margins and eye lashes
- Lachrymal Gland:
- Eye brows
- Eyeballs are symmetrical in size and position.
- The eyeballs are in the same plane as eyebrow and maxilla.
- The upper lid covers upper portion of cornea , when the patient is looking straight.
- Eye lashes span outwards
- The edge of the lids are in apposition to eyeballs
- Small lachrymal gland is recognizable
- Hair distribution in eyebrows is in its entire length