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What Happens During A Pam Test For Cataracts
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye, which should normally be clear. Cataracts are usually painless and develop slowly, causing a gradual worsening of vision. Cataracts will affect the vision of most individuals by the time they are at the age of 75, but risk factors speeding up their development include diabetes, too much exposure to UV light (sunlight), ...Read more
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
Depends on anestheia: If eye drop anestheia (topical) is used without an injection, you will see lights but not specific details of the surgery. If an injected block of anesthetic is used (retrobulbar, peribulbar block), you might not see anything at all because the optic nerve itself might be affected by the anesthetic. I use topical and people are not bothered by what they see. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you're being treated for glaucoma by ophthalmologist for glaucoma would early cataracts be seen during glaucoma examinations?
Yes: Glaucoma examinations include a detailed dilated examination of both the anterior and posterior segments of the eye. Cataracts are clouding of the human lens which is located in the anterior segment of the eye and is easily seen with a dilated exam. The impact on vision is determined by history and determining the visual acuity after refraction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Iris prolapse: If iris floppiness or prolapse is encountered during cataract surgery, the iris is returned to the eye and then a malyugin ring or iris hooks are utilized. Rarely, a surgical iridectomy may be needed. It is generally not too big of issue and does not typically affect visual outcome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was told by my surgeon the reason l felt so much pain during my cataract operation was my medication can you tell my what tablets can cause this ?
No tablet medication: I can think of none of usual daily tablet medications that would account for pain during cataract surgery. A good retrobulbar block anesthesia completely eliminates pain of surgery by nerve block. Topical and intracameral anesthesia blocks pain at the end organ. Both methods usually yield pain free surgery. There is a rare person whose body chemistry rapidly deactivates the "caine" anesthetics ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the top symptoms of cataracts? Recently, I have been experiencing blurry vision during the day and some loss of my night vision ability. As a middle-aged woman, I am starting to become scared that i might be getting age-related cataracts. What ar
Your : Your symptoms may simply mean you need eyeglasses for better distance vision. If you already wear eyeglasses then your prescription may have changed. Only a comprehensive eye examination will reveal the cause of your blurred vision. If you do have cataracts, then your vision can easily be restored with a painless, outpatient procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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