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How does an eye doctor treat and diagnose someone with cataracts, glaucoma, or detached retina?

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Dr. Robert Chang answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Various: A very general question. An eye doc can diagnose with a dilated eye exam using lenses and equipment in the office for checking vision, pressure, optic nerves, and the retina. Treatment depends on what is found, but can involve observation, medications, laser, or surgery.

Answered 12/8/2014

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Dr. Harvey Fishman answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Exam By eyemd: A complete eye exam by an experienced ophthalmologist will uncover these problems. Treatment varies with each condition.

Answered 11/21/2013

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Dr. Christopher Hood answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Diagnose by exam: All of these problems can be detected by a careful examination by an eye care professional. Treatment will vary.

Answered 4/23/2016

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Dr. Rebecca Dale answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Different ways: The 3 conditions you mention are diagnosed and treated in very different ways. The first step is a comprehensive dilated eye exam by your eye md to identify if these issues exist, and further testing and treatment would be determined from that point.

Answered 8/17/2013

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Dr. Paul First answered

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Diagnosed by exam: Each of these need extensive exam, follow-up and treatment. Books are written on each subject.

Answered 4/15/2016

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