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How will a doctor test for cataracts during routine exam?
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Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Cataract
The ophthalmologist will use a slit lamp to magnify the front of the eye to look for cataracts.

In brief: Cataract
The ophthalmologist will use a slit lamp to magnify the front of the eye to look for cataracts.
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
In brief: Yes
Cataract cause: Cataract occur from change in lens proteins which cause whitening/clouding/opacity of clear lens composition: can be due to an infection or inflammation from birth/congential (ie, rubella), old age/genetics, steroid use, trauma, poor diet; smoking & Diabetes increases risk.
Can be seen on microscope (slit lamp) exam easily. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com

In brief: Yes
Cataract cause: Cataract occur from change in lens proteins which cause whitening/clouding/opacity of clear lens composition: can be due to an infection or inflammation from birth/congential (ie, rubella), old age/genetics, steroid use, trauma, poor diet; smoking & Diabetes increases risk.
Can be seen on microscope (slit lamp) exam easily. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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