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What happens during a pam test for cataracts?

What happens during a pam test for cataracts?

Visual potential: Pam or potential acuity meter is a device used to test someones visual potential through cataracts. It is not an absolute reading but a good estimation of what someones vision may be after cataract surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

A cataract 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). The condition can worsen by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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How will a doctor test for cataracts during routine exam?

How will a doctor test for cataracts during routine exam?

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 more

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Mother recently had cataract opetation n during that dot were noticed n now retina test shows blood spread over ratona pl sugggest?

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 more

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What should I anticipate during a cataract operation?

What should I anticipate during a cataract operation?

Cataract. surgery: For cataract surgery, patient is in a dream state due to anesthesia so they do not remember much. The surgery takes 5-10 minutes and most patients have no pain whatsoever. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about tests for cataracts and glaucoma?

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 more

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What are the tests involved for someone cataracts and glaucoma?

What are the tests involved for someone cataracts and glaucoma?

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 more

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What are the tests for congenital cataract?

What are the tests for congenital cataract?

Direct exam: The only way is to actually look into the child's eye when dilated. Usually it's pretty obvious since you get a white reflex instead of a red one. If the eye doc is not sure, the exam can be done under general anesthesia. ...Read more

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What are the tests for cataract?

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 more

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What are some of the tests for Cataract?

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 more

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Does personalized medicine apply to diagnosis of typical conditions like cataract? What tests are needed?

Eye examination: I am unfamiliar with personalized medicine. Cataract is a gradual clouding up of the natural lens of the eye that can eventually lead to vision loss. The best method of determining if one has a cataract is with an eye examination. ...Read more

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