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How does the eye doctor test for cataracts?

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Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Ophthalmology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Visual inspection

Usually the eye doctor looks at the lens to determine the presence or absence of a cataract.
He or she then determines whether or not the cataract is affecting your vision.

In brief: Visual inspection

Usually the eye doctor looks at the lens to determine the presence or absence of a cataract.
He or she then determines whether or not the cataract is affecting your vision.
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Slitlamp diated exam

The eyeMD can see a cataract at the microscope (slit lamp) especially when pt is dilated.
Evaluating pt's vision, glare testing, and being sure all other layers of eye are normal, helps the MD determine if the cataract is the cause of the decreased vision.

In brief: Slitlamp diated exam

The eyeMD can see a cataract at the microscope (slit lamp) especially when pt is dilated.
Evaluating pt's vision, glare testing, and being sure all other layers of eye are normal, helps the MD determine if the cataract is the cause of the decreased vision.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cataracts

An eye exam by an ophthalmologist will detect whether cataracts are present.
The eye doctor will use the slit lamp to look at the eyes under magnification to detect cataracts.

In brief: Cataracts

An eye exam by an ophthalmologist will detect whether cataracts are present.
The eye doctor will use the slit lamp to look at the eyes under magnification to detect cataracts.
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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