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What Kinds of Tests are Conducted to Diagnose Glaucoma?

by Tonian McDonald, Glaucoma Expert
March 01, 2019

Question: What kinds of tests are conducted to diagnose glaucoma?

Answer:

A Comprehensive Glaucoma Exam

To be safe and accurate, five factors should be checked before making a glaucoma diagnosis:

Examining...

Name of Test

The inner eye pressure

Tonometry

The shape and color of the optic nerve

Ophthalmoscopy (dilated eye exam)

The complete field of vision

Perimetry (visual field test)

The angle in the eye where the iris meets the cornea

Gonioscopy

Thickness of the cornea

Pachymetry

Tonian McDonald is an author, publisher, Glaucoma advocate and Co-Founder of Glaucoma Association of Jamaica.

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