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 How often do children need eye exams and replacement glasses?
- Q When should my child's vision be tested?
- Q What health conditions can my eye doctor discover during an exam?
- Q Should I visit a doctor about seeing light flashes and shadows?
- Q Why should I have an eye exam?
- Q What types of eyedrops are used during an examination?