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Isaksson, Ida, 2009. Retinoskopi av katter : en validerande studie av undersökningsmetoden på katt. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Clinical Sciences



Retinoscopy, also known as skiascopy, is an objective method for assessing the
refraction of the eye. This method has been used for a long time, both in animals
and human patients. According to the literature, it has been postulated that it is not
necessary to obtain cycloplegia before the examination in lower mammals. Some
authors even mention that it can make the examination more difficult. Therefore it
is not recommended. In this study of 21 cats of different ages, it has been shown
that cats can accommodate during the retinoscopy, even adult cats, which makes
the results unreliable. This implies that cycloplegia should be induced in this
species, for instance by application of atropine eye drops before the examination.

Main title:Retinoskopi av katter
Subtitle:en validerande studie av undersökningsmetoden på katt
Authors:Isaksson, Ida
Supervisor:Ekesten, Björn
Series:Examensarbete / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Fakulteten för veterinärmedicin och husdjursvetenskap, Veterinärprogrammet
Volume/Sequential designation:2009:2
Year of Publication:2009
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:VY002 Veterinary Medicine Programme 330 HEC
Supervising department:(VH) > Dept. of Clinical Sciences
Keywords:Retinoskopi, Skiaskopi, Synundersökning, Katt, Brytningsfel, Cykloplegi
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Deposited On:22 Apr 2009 10:33
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:07

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