Diagnosis of Cataracts
by Rick Alan
Although you might think you have a cataract, the only way to know for sure is to have an eye examination. To detect a cataract, an ophthalmologist or optometrist examines the lens and may do other tests to learn more about the structure and health of your eye. A comprehensive eye examination for cataracts usually includes:
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
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National Eye Institute
Last reviewed October 2004 by Kimberly Rask, MD, PhD
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