Comprehensive Adult Medical Eye Exam

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

November 1, 2015

Last Updated Month/Year

January 10, 2024

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Document Objectives

Detect and diagnose ocular abnormalities and diseases. Identify risk factors for ocular disease. Identify risk factors for systemic disease based on ocular findings. Establish the presence or absence of ocular signs or symptoms of systemic disease. Determine the refractive state and health status of the eye, visual system, and related structures. Discuss the results and implications of the examination with the patient. Initiate an appropriate management plan, including determination of the frequency of future visits, further diagnostic tests, referral, or treatments.

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Hospital, Outpatient

Intended Users

Optometrist, optician, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Assessment and screening, Management

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D009885 - Ophthalmology, D011315 - Preventive Medicine, D005902 - Glaucoma, Open-Angle, D048909 - Diabetes Complications, D011248 - Pregnancy Complications


eye exam, preventive care, eye disease

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Literature Search Start Date
March 1, 2020
Literature Search End Date
June 1, 2020