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What are the tests for cataract?
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.
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In brief: 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.
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Simple
Measurement of the vision in the best corrected state will discover quantitative vision loss from cataracts! measurement of glare disturbance will assess the qualitative disturbance! one or both may be indicators for cataract surgery! a comprehensive exam by your eyemd will confirm the need, risks and expected benefits of cataract surgery in your particular case!

In brief: Simple
Measurement of the vision in the best corrected state will discover quantitative vision loss from cataracts! measurement of glare disturbance will assess the qualitative disturbance! one or both may be indicators for cataract surgery! a comprehensive exam by your eyemd will confirm the need, risks and expected benefits of cataract surgery in your particular case!
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: Acuity, obsservation
When a cataract is suspected, the acuity of vision is usually down and the eye is examined by the ophthalmologist to see if that is the only cause.
If the eye is otherwise normal, then cataract is likely. The ophthalmologist can observe the lense through the dilated pupil and usually makes the diagnosis. There are glare tests which can add to the diagnosis.

In brief: Acuity, obsservation
When a cataract is suspected, the acuity of vision is usually down and the eye is examined by the ophthalmologist to see if that is the only cause.
If the eye is otherwise normal, then cataract is likely. The ophthalmologist can observe the lense through the dilated pupil and usually makes the diagnosis. There are glare tests which can add to the diagnosis.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
In brief: Examination
Visual acuity, Slit lamp examination (eye microscope), Glare, history

In brief: Examination
Visual acuity, Slit lamp examination (eye microscope), Glare, history
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology
In brief: Cataract
An ophthalmologist will look at the eyes with an instrument called a slit lamp which magnifies the front of the eye and allows observation of a cataract.

In brief: Cataract
An ophthalmologist will look at the eyes with an instrument called a slit lamp which magnifies the front of the eye and allows observation of a cataract.
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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