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 can I tell if I need an eye exam?
- Q What types of eyedrops are used during an examination?
- Q Can I drive home after an eye examination?
- Q What kinds of eye problems can children get?
- Q Why do I need to get my eyes checked if my vision is good?
- Q Is there an alternative to having my pupils dilated during an eye exam?