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 When should my child's vision be tested?
- Q How often should I have my vision checked?
- Q Why should I have an eye exam?
- Q When should my child start getting regular eye exams?
- Q What happens during an eye scan?
- Q Why do some people need to have visual field tests many times?