How do you assess for EOM?
You are asked to sit or stand with your head up and looking straight ahead. Your provider will hold a pen or other object about 16 inches or 40 centimeters (cm) in front of your face. The provider will then move the object in several directions and ask you to follow it with your eyes, without moving your head.
What does EOM test for?
The extraocular muscle function test is performed to evaluate any weakness, or other defect in the extraocular muscles which results in uncontrolled eye movements. The test involves moving the eyes in six different directions in space to evaluate the proper functioning of the extraocular muscles of the eyes.
How do I document normal EOM?
Documenting a normal exam of the head, eyes, ears, nose and throat should look something along the lines of the following:
- Head – The head is normocephalic and atraumatic without tenderness, visible or palpable masses, depressions, or scarring.
- Eyes – Visual acuity is intact.
How is Eom used in the medical field?
Ordinary people may see EOM in doctor’s or nurses’ charts of patients. In the medical field, various terms are often shortened or given short phrases for faster and more efficient charting and recording of patient’s medical history for example.
When do you see an EOM in a nurse?
In the medical field, various terms are often shortened or given short phrases for faster and more efficient charting and recording of patient’s medical history for example. In the case of EOM, it can typically be seen when a nurse has undergone visual assessment of a particular patient who may have eye affectation.
How does a doctor Test Your Eyes for Eom?
Doctors use a device called an ophthalmoscope. This tool serves to see the nerves and retinas that are behind the eyes. Your eyes have aired so the doctor can remove the air using a tonometer to determine the fluid pressure and size of your eyes.
Why do I have a problem with Eom?
For most people, having concerns with EOM may only mean that the problem is with the muscles alone. In some cases, EOM-related problems may actually root from damaged nerves or other neurological and physiological conditions.