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 I see an optometrist versus an ophthalmologist?
- Q When should my child see a pediatric ophthalmologist?
- Q What can cause me to feel like something is in my eye all the time?
- Q Why is it important for me to get my eyes checked if I have diabetes?
- Q Why are regular eye exams important?
- Q What happens during a visual field test?