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 can I do if corneal scarring from RK interferes with eye exams?
- Q What happens during an eye scan?
- Q How often do children need eye exams and replacement glasses?
- Q What does an eye doctor check during an examination of the external eye?
- Q What should I expect during a dilated eye exam?
- Q Is there an alternative to having my pupils dilated during an eye exam?