The doctor can conduct a variety of tests to evaluate for signs of abnormalities within the eye. These in-depth examinations allow the doctor to determine the location and severity of your condition. Your eye exam may include an Amsler grid test to evaluate the clarity of your central vision, optical coherence tomography (OCT) for up-close imaging of the retina, fluorescein angiography to evaluate blood vessels, as well as other diagnostic tests to identify injuries and other concerns.
This patient is undergoing diagnostic testing to evaluate her retinal health.
In addition to formal tests, the doctor will also typically discuss your medical history, eye conditions that run in your family, any changes that you have been experiencing in your vision, as well as how these changes are affecting your daily life. This information will play a valuable role in planning effective treatment.