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Ophthalmologist (visual system)

Medical history
The patient is myopic (nearsighted). When he was nine years old he was being fitted for eyeglasses when an exam revealed that his left lens was dislocated.

A close-up photograph of an eye with a detached lens is seen. In the center of the eye, the lens is off center so that only about half of the circular pupil area is covered by the lens. The part of the pupil area not covered by the lens looks black.

Slit lamp exam showing detached lens

Physical exam
An eye exam confirmed myopia and a repaired detached left lens.

Link to Medical Reference Manual Othalmology

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