Patients who play an active role in their own health care sometimes need a clear understanding of medical terminology used by their doctors. This on-line glossary helps patients become familiar with terms and definitions that may be part of their care and treatment at Wheaton Eye Clinic.

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A part of the eye examination in which eye drops are used to make the pupil larger in order to allow the doctor to examine the optic nerve and back part of the eye. This is painless and results in blurry vision for several hours following the examination.