The doctor will check for many things, including degeneration or the presence of foreign particles in the cornea (curved, transparent dome of tissue at the front of the eye), inflammation within the anterior chamber (space behind the cornea and in front of the iris that is filled with aqueous humor), cataract (clouding of the lens), floaters (seeing spots), tumors or abnormal blood vessels in the iris (colored part of the eye that controls how much light enters the eye), and circulatory or degenerative conditions of the retina (the film in the back of the eye).
- Q What happens during a visual field test?
- Q What should I expect during a regular eye exam?
- Q What happens during an eye scan?
- Q What is a visual field test?
- Q When should babies start to have eye exams?
- Q What can cause me to feel like something is in my eye all the time?