Diabetic cataracts are quite common among people over the age of 50 years. It is a common diabetes complication that is often neglected until vision changes are significant.
Diabetes and eyes – Diagnosis of diabetic cataract
Though the presence of cataract is visible with the presence of a cloudy layer in the location of the cataract, certain diagnostic tests are performed in order to prepare the patient for a cataract surgery.
As soon as a person exhibits symptoms of diabetic cataract including glare in front of bright lights, hazy vision, and halos, tests for the presence of cataracts are done.
After a complete physical examination, evaluation of past medical history, the patient is asked to undergo:
- Visual acuity test
- Retinal tests
- Slit-lamp examination
- Glare testing
- Pupil dilation test
Once these tests are done, the extent of the cataract is determined and the patient is prepared for a cataract surgery.