How is a Cataract Diagnosed?

How is a Cataract Diagnosed?

Wondering if your regressing vision is caused by cataract?

Having receding vision is one thing, knowing its cause is another. If you’re aging and aching to know if you have a cataract, it’s always best to know sooner rather than later.

But how exactly is a cataract detected?

Should you observe signs and symptoms of cataract, particularly having a hazy and cloudy vision, it is ideal for you to go to a trusted eye center like Shinagawa right away. Ophthalmologists and/or optometrists then diagnose a cataract by doing a comprehensive medical eye examination.

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The eye examination includes these key components:

  • Medical History
  • Visual History
  • Visual or Refraction Acuity Testing
  • Eye Health Evaluation
  • Visual Field Testing

You yourself must be prepared upon going to the doctor for your eye check. Here are what you can prepare to help the process:

  • List all the signs and symptoms you’re experiencing
  • List questions you may have for clarification
  • List all your medications

A big key to a successful cataract treatment is timely diagnosis. It’s always better to detect a cataract earlier as it can progress further if left undetected and untreated for a prolonged period of time.

To effectively monitor visual health, individuals over 40 years old, who struggle with their vision, are advised to have a dilated eye examination every two years, at the very least.

Eye Screening for Cataract

It is also important to note that while both an ophthalmologist and an optometrist can diagnose a cataract, only an ophthalmologist is qualified and certified to perform cataract surgery, accordingly.

Upon diagnosis, if indeed you have a cataract, an action plan in terms of the appropriate treatment will then be provided by the ophthalmologist and/or optometrist. The only effective treatment for cataracts is surgery to have them removed.

Our eye doctors at Shinagawa are equipped and capable of both diagnosing cataract and removing it via surgery as well. Make an appointment once deemed necessary upon noticing gradual changes in your vision.

Seek help for a possible cataract, contact our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 and schedule a consultation and a comprehensive eye examination to know.

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Have the Best Skin Care Routine

Having wrinkles, eye bugs, pimples, dry skin, age spots and leathery patches, among others, is normal and have a lot of different causes.

It is common to have skin problems every now and then but how exactly can you prevent them from happening?

Where there may be times that some of those skin issues can be inevitable, you can still do something about it to prevent and treat them.

Obviously, prevention is always better than cure so it’s best to have the best skin care routine for yourself to be able to save your skin and yourself from nagging problems.

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Here are some proven and effective things you can do to build your skincare routine on:

  • Make sure to live responsibly, maintain a healthy diet and drink enough water every day
  • Avoid stress and quit smoking as these make you prone to having various skin problems
  • Pat skin dry, don’t rub it while dry
  • Wash your face with a gentle and effective cleanser at least twice a day
  • Make sure to exfoliate your skin at least twice a week to get rid of dead cells
  • Immediately apply moisturizer to your skin after every shower
  • Use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 per day
  • Get sufficient amount of sleep time every day
  • For those who wear makeup, it is essential to still have significant time in a day where the skin is clean and makeup free
  • See a dermatologist at least once a year

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Observing these simple ways to help maintain good skin health will go a long mile for you.

At the same time, it is also important to complement them with necessary dermatology and aesthetics treatments that your skin also needs.

Shinagawa Aesthetics can be your partner with that. With our wide array of advanced skin treatments, we can make sure your skin will keep its youthful zest despite countless odds.

A dermatologist can likewise be your best friend when it comes to your skin health. For appointment, treatments and/or FREE skin consultation, contact our Patient Care Lines (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517