If you run into me this week, you'll see me with a backpack full of gear. It’s because I’m on call for @greenwichhospital and available 24/7 for the emergency department or for inpatient consults.
Since @usweekly (for some strange reason) hasn’t approached me yet for a feature in their column, I have decided to self-publish: What’s in my bag?
(Clockwise starting from the bottom)
Visual Acuity Chart - Essential for any eye exam.
Magnifying Lenses - For looking into the eye.
Occluder - This black plastic device helps patients cover one eye to read the eye chart.
Hospital ID - Not the best photo of me, but oh well!
Tonopen - A cool handheld device to measure eye pressure. We have moved beyond “air puff test” ...it’s now “eye poke test” 👉
Eye Drops - To numb and dilate the eyes.
Scleral Depressor - This thin metal tool helps me press on the eyeball to examine the retina. It doesn’t hurt...not too much, at least!
Indirect Ophthalmoscope - This is a hat with a light on it. It’s similar to a coal miner’s hat, but more expensive.
Tablet Computer - For checking medical records or watching Netflix 🍿
Coffee Tumbler - The ABSOLUTE most important piece of gear.
What’s in your bag? 👜