Cataract Diagnosis

Cataract Diagnosis

Cataract diagnosis is based on a review of your medical history and the following eye examinations:

Visual acuity test: While one eye is covered the other eye is reads through a series of letters on a chart or a viewing device with progressively smaller letters, your eye doctor determines if you have 20/20 vision or if your vision shows signs of impairment.

Slit lamp: The microscope is called a slit lamp because it uses an intense line of light, a slit, to illuminate your cornea, iris, lens, and the space between your iris and cornea. The slit allows your doctor to view these structures in small sections, which makes it easier to detect any tiny abnormalities.

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