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Pam Test Cataracts
Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more
Recently diagnosed w/Early stage Fuchs Dystrophy. high densitometry reading & guttate. Past 2yrs glare&hazyvision. Cataracts not the cause. Fuchs?
Normal field vision test. Dilated optic discs small w/slight asymmetry. Suspicious oct scan. Eye pressure 27. Family history. Suspect for glaucoma?
30yo w/ no eye DMG & prescription for vision is right; but have blurry, hazy vision, cannot focus eyes without concentration. Can i be considered legally blind?
11 month old diagnosed with decreased vision from visual acuity test (teller). However, prescription test after dilating the eyes shows no prescription needed. Eye health is normal. Why this conflict?
The teller cards: Give a good estimate of visual acuity in children. But, since it is testing the first reaction of a child when the card is presented, things like tiredness or distractions can affect the accuracy. The prescription measured after dilation is more of an objective measurement and can be done accurately. Continue follow up as your eye doctor recommended. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Early stage glaucoma & moderate stage epiretinal membrane same eye not affecting vision much now. W/both diseases potential for central vision loss & peripheral vision loss causes anxiety. Prognosis?
The risk is very low: An epiretinal membrane is a common finding in 60 y/o female and typically remain visually insignificant. If it becomes visually significant, surgical treatment is very successful. Mild glaucoma is very treatable, and with appropriate followup and treatment, peripheral vision loss can be prevented. Central loss is extremely rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Compared to standard: The chart used to test the eye is calibrated for normal vision at 20 feet. The outcome achieved is compared to what a normal eye can see at 20 feet. So if you can only see at 20 feet what a normal eye sees at 40 feet, your vision is considered to be 20/40. This is measured with and without corrective lenses at distance and at near. The vision with correction is considered to show the true vision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vision issues for4yrs;had b/l cataract surgery-no relief-finally diagnosed w/ vertical diplopia.dr ordered MRI w/o contrast due to44GFR.need contrast?
Perhaps: If you have no other symptoms or signs, and the MRI without contrast is normal, this is probably due to a 4th cranial nerve problem (atherosclerosis/hypertension) or decompensation of an old strabismus. If it can be treated with prisms in your glasses, you can just follow it. If you are really unhappy, then get Peds oOhthalmology consult. Get Radiology consult for imaging question. ...Read more
Yes if present : The dilated eye exam is exactly how we inspect the retina, optic nerve , blood vessels, and other parts for diseases. So if a person has diabetes and it is affecting their retina, we will find it and if necessary treat the complications. As it turns out, not having retinopathy (a good thing) doesn't mean that you don't have diabetes. Your primary doctor determines that. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Glaucoma rt. eye.Humphrey field test full within normal limits.DMV peripheral vision test 50 deg left & 70 deg right. Dr says DMV test wrong.Possible?
Depends: Most Humphrey testing is 30-50 degrees from the center simply because ones that measure farther out take too long a time and most glaucoma changes start in the center. The DMV tests check a couple of horizontal points about 60 degrees and 130 degrees out. So it depends upon which testing you went through. Hopefully, with a glaucoma diagnosis, you are seeing a real doctor - an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Early Fuchs dystrophy w/clear corneas, mild gutta, 20/20vision but high densitometry,glare, lights,depth perception. Dr says this combination unusual?
Cornea dr diagnosed early stage Fuchs dystrophy with/clear cornea, said unusua because densitometry reading is high-42. Any idea why the high reading?
I do not think: anybody knows; the only good thing is that progression is very slow and it is frequently measured in decades. ...Read more
Glaucoma 1 eye, mild cataract, 20/20 vision with contacts. Glare in stores, sun & headlights. My dr not concerned. Why glare & what to do about it?
Yes: Intraocular pressure should always be measured prior to dilation as it typically increases a little after dilation, especially when monitoring for glaucoma. There are a few conditions where it may be checked after and eye doctors will typically recheck pressures after dilation to ensure accuracy of their technician, but as a rule, this should be documented prior to dilation. ...Read more
Photophobia, ghosting, glares, starbursts.No cataract, power fine, no astigmatism n cornea ok(topography).Wavefront error of 0.66.What should I do to cure?
Suddenly developed bad night glares and starbursts.No refractive error, checked cornea & everything-nothing wrong, have vitreous degen.Cause for glare?
Visual acuity. CC: OD 20/25-2 ... OS 20/30-2 ... intraocular pressure OD 21 OS 18 ...any interpretation or explanation for theses eye vision results?
Eye Exam: CC means with correct, like glasses or contact lenses. OD, right eye. OS, left eye. 20/25-2 means that you missed 2 letters on the 20/25 line on the vision chart. Intraocular pressure is the pressure inside your eyeball that keeps it from collapsing, similar to air pressure in your car tires. It is reported in mm Hg. Statistical normal is between 8 and 23. ...Read more
Cataract tests: A microscope called a Slit lamp allows the eye surgeon to see if you have a cataract. A machine called a Pentacam has an objective measure called the PNS you could ask your eyeMD to tell you about: it gives an objective measure of cataract density when able to be measured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are several : tests utilized separately for glaucoma and for cataract evaluation. For glaucoma: eye pressure, Slitlamp examination of the eye focusing on the optic nerve, gonioscopy to look at the angle structures, visual field test to look for subtle patterns of vision loss, a retinal nerve fiber layer analyzer to evaluate patterns of nerve loss, and fundus photos to monitor for change in optic nerve. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Eye Exam: I full eye exam would suggest if you have glaucoma or cataracts. Evaluation of your lens, intraocular pressure and optic nerve would all be done in a standard exam. If glaucoma is suspected after examining pressures and nerves, more testing may be warranted such as visual field testing, oct testing and pacchymetry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cataract tests: If best vision is worse than 20/40 or glare (BAT: brightness acuity test) is significantly affecting VA, most surgeons prefer to do surgery soon but depends on pt's sx, pt's risk factors, pt's preferences; Other tests help determine significance of cataract if need: PAM Potential Acuity meter; OCT, ECC, Pentacam, Tear OSM; More info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Does personalized medicine apply to diagnosis of typical conditions like cataract? What tests are needed?
Can incipient cataracts be diagnosed with a slit-lamp examination? Any additional tests required if slit lamp doesn't reveal anything?
Yes. No. : Diagnosis of a cataract, whether incipient or otherwise, is best done through a dilated pupil under slit lamp examination by a trained ophthalmologist. Additional testing may be performed to ascertain impact on vision, however nothing else is required to diagnose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With a complete exam: Your doc will first ask a series of questions: how bad do you feel your vision is, does it stop you from doing things you enjoy, etc. They he/she will do a dilated exam and look at your lens. If the lens looks dark enough and you're having trouble, cataract surgery will be recommended. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mother recently had cataract opetation n during that dot were noticed n now retina test shows blood spread over ratona pl sugggest?
Many possibilities: Blood in the retina can be due to many different causes, which may or may not be related to the cataract surgery. People with diabetes or high blood pressure can develop bleeding with these conditions. If the cataract surgery was uncomplicated, it's likely that the bleeding was an unrelated event. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does methotrexate cause cataracts.I take 5mg every friday my eye test said I have them this is for rhurmertiod arthritis.
Can methotrexate 2.5 cause cataracts in the eyes only my eye test says i have.Methotrexate is used for my rhurmertiod arthritis?
Why did my doc began .5mcg calcitriol with 1 test before 3-month followup? After cut to .25mcg, i had seizures & fast cataract before 5-month followup
Difficult to answer: The answer to your question requires a detailed review of your case. You may wish to discuss this with your doctor, and if you are dissatisfied, ask your doctor to refer you for a second opinion. ...Read more
I had 20/20 vision for years, until one year ago when my right eye got worse, I now have 20/25. I had tests done, just slight cataracts. I'm taking atorvastatin 20mg for over a year. Only difference?
How likely, percentage wise, someone under 30 get cataracts? Can eye doctor easily test for most or all types of cataracts? Easy cheap test?
Epiretinal membrane in 1 eye & cataracts in both. Are there any tests to determine which condition is likely causing glare & hazy vision when driving?
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 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 2 weeks old girl has Cong. Bila. Cataract. TORCH igg test results: Rubela and CMV positive, HSV and TOX Neg.TORCH igm : neg. is this the reason?
A female late50's was told she's in early stages of low cataract today..what does this mean and can it be reversed? Natural and medical/surgical
Risky: Starting just prior to 1900, topical anesthesia was available so cataract surgery could be performed painlessly. The procedure at the time involved opening the eye and bluntly removing the entire lens and hoping that would be all that would exit the eye. A strong eyeglass was required afterwards. Now with ultrasound and microscopes, etc. cataract removal can be done safely and predictably. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer