Glaucoma & Cataract, Prof. Eytan Blumenthal

Diagnosing Glaucoma

A visual field machine used for testing glaucoma patients

How is Glaucoma Diagnosed?

 Patients who visit my clinic for the first time often ask me:  “do I have glaucoma or perhaps not?”.  Others  who have already been diagnosed with glaucoma with certainty, might like to learn how their doctor came to this conclusion. In this chapter, I will try to explain in detail how an ophthalmologist  diagnoses whether …

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Prof. Blumenthal examining a patient

Tests Performed to Diagnose Glaucoma

How will my eye doctor decide if I actually have glaucoma, or maybe not? Glaucoma, in the vast majority of cases goes unnoticed, and hence, undiagnosed. Those suffering from this disease typically do not experience any pain or discomfort, and the visual field defects are not usually noticeable to the patient himself/herself.  In contrast, during …

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The button which is pressed while performing a visual field test

What is a Visual Field Test

A visual field test is preformed by a specially trained technician. The results of each individual eye are registered in print and the patient is requested to give the test results to the ophthalmologist during the patient’s next visit. According to the findings in the test, the doctor can diagnose the patient, and determine what …

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Visual Field Damage in Glaucoma

A computerized visual field examination is a test that enables us to evaluate the amount of damage existing in the visual field of an eye suffering from glaucoma. If, on the other hand, no damage is found, we might conclude that the eye is either healthy, or at risk to develop future visual field damage. In …

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