Cataract Surgery | Types, Complications, Recovery, Costs & More

How is a cataract diagnosed?

Fortunately, cataract is so easily diagnosed. The primary examination of the eye is the inspection of the anterior compartment by a device called a slit lamp. A slit lamp is almost available in all ophthalmology clinics. An ophthalmologist will also assess the degree of cataracts and determine whether the patient will need surgery or not. Advanced lens opacification of cataracts could be seen by the naked eye without a slit lamp. The visual acuity test isn’t a specific test for cataracts, yet it assesses the sharpness of the vision. The more affected visual acuity, the more improvement the patient will have after surgery.