Ophthalmology Diagnosis

Eye Check Up at Fortis Hospitals Mumbai

A regular eye examination is vital to good vision and to achieving your full potential in everything you do. Many eye conditions can progress for years with no symptoms or indication that vision is being gradually endangered. We, at Fortis, offer a variety of tests to confirm a problem or to determine the extent or severity of the eye disorder. We facilitate comprehensive eye examination through multiple diagnostic tests that include routine eye exam for cataract, visual acuity testing, tonometry, slit lamp exam, eye culture, optical coherence tomography, corneal topography, dilated eye exam, fluorescein angiogram. Two of the important eye examination are described below.

Visual Acuity Testing

A visual acuity test assesses how well you can see at a standardized distance. Eye doctors have determined what “normal” vision is when reading at this distance and compare this with your vision.
 
To conduct the test, your doctor uses an eye chart positioned 20 feet away that displays rows of letters in increasingly smaller sizes. Your doctor asks you to read as many of the lines as you can without squinting, sometimes while covering one eye. If you can see all the letters clearly, you are considered to have 20/20 vision.
 
The doctor may also ask you to read a few lines from a preprinted card or sheet of newspaper. This simple test gives the specialist information about how well you can see close up and helps to confirm a diagnosis of refractive error.

Routine Eye Exam for Cataract

Our ophthalmologists can diagnose a cataract during a routine eye exam. First, your doctor may ask you about your symptoms and any recent changes in your vision. 
 
To detect a cataract, your ophthalmologist puts eye drops into your eye to dilate, or widen, the pupil. This allows your doctor to clearly view the lens of the eye and the retina. 
 
If a cataract is found, your doctor considers its size, your age, and your overall health in determining if treating the cataract with surgery might be the right option for you.