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Epiretinal membrane in 1 eye & cataracts in both. are there any tests to determine which condition is likely causing glare & hazy vision when driving?

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Cataract: Cataract is the most common cause of glare and smokey vision. See an ophthalmologist.

Answered 6/4/2015

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

ERM & Cataracts: Epiretinal membranes (ERM) can affect central vision. A PAM (Potential Acuity Meter) can determine if it is just the cataract affecting general vision or the ERM. If ERM small, might still have 20/20 with PAM. Brightness acuity test (BAT): generally tells us how bad the cataract is. OCT (optical coherence tomography) tells us how significant ERM is. Frustration is in fact: still no guarantee which

Answered 9/11/2016

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