Early Detection is the Key
Quick and accurate diagnosis of cataracts can help professionals like Dr. Emilio Justo preserve your vision. With some of the best techniques and technologies available today, our team of specialists can assess your symptoms quickly, and formulate a treatment plan that addresses your needs. Dr. Justo has many years of experience diagnosing cataracts. If you want to receive the best care in the Phoenix area, contact our practice today.
Visual Acuity Test
The visual acuity test is one of the most easily recognizable tests in the eye care field. The visual acuity test consists of a big poster of letters in various sizes. Designed to measure the strength of one eye at a time, this test helps Dr. Justo recognize inconsistencies in your vision and determine whether you have cataracts.
The slit lamp is a tool that illuminates your cornea, iris, and lens with intense light. Dr. Justo uses this light to examine the small structures of your eye and detect even the smallest abnormalities that may be signs of cataracts.
Similar to a visual acuity test, this test gauges your capacity to perceive contrast in spite of your cataracts. Contrast sensitivity is often considered a more realistic measurement of vision quality.
Pupil dilation is a very common test, used during annual eye examinations as well as for cataract diagnosis. Until cataracts reach a more advanced stage, the clouding of your lens is not immediately noticeable. Dr. Justo will dilate your pupils using drops that cause the iris to widen, granting him a clear view of the back of your eye.
There are various types of cataracts, and not all are caused by the natural aging process. Health problems such as diabetes, traumatic injury, and long-term use of corticosteroids are some of the common sources of cataract development. The diagnostic process for these types of cataracts may vary. In certain cases, children can be born with congenital cataracts; if your child seems to be having difficulties with his or her vision, we advise you bring them in for an evaluation.
At Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center, we pride ourselves on our personalized approach to each patient's treatment. By spending quality time with you during a one-on-one consultation, Dr. Justo can ensure that your care is tailored to your needs. Between diagnostic and pre-operative testing, you can rest assured that you will be well-informed and prepared by the time your cataract surgery is scheduled.
Trust Us to Diagnose Your Cataracts
If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of cataracts, schedule a consultation with Dr. Justo today. Our team excels at helping patients overcome cataracts, and our experience and skill will insure your eye care experience is truly exceptional. To learn more about how we can help you achieve the clear and dependable vision you deserve, please contact our Phoenix-area practice today.