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Eye Conditions - Ophthalmologist

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Quiz: Do You Understand Eye Conditions - Ophthalmologist?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

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1

Cataracts usually develop quickly.

Explanation:
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye. Cataracts usually develop slowly, causing a painless and gradual decrease in vision as the lens of the eye prevents light rays from properly passing through.
2

Diabetic retinopathy damages blood vessels in the eye.

Explanation:
Diabetic retinopathy, also called diabetic eye disease, damages the blood vessels of the tissue at the back of the retina.
3

Glaucoma is an eye disease caused by a clouding of the lens.

Explanation:
Glaucoma is an eye disease caused by a buildup of intraocular pressure (IOP). Your eyes have clear liquid that flows in and out, but if you have glaucoma, this liquid doesn’t drain properly, causing this buildup of IOP pressure.
4

You should see an ophthalmologist if you suddenly experience spots or shadows in your vision.

Explanation:
See an ophthalmologist if you experience sudden changes in vision such as spots, shadows, flashes, distortions or wavy lines; double vision or blurry faces; loss of vision or decreased vision; changes in colour vision or redness, swelling or discharge.
5

An ophthalmologist can help you with diagnosis and treatment, but not follow-up and management of your eye condition.

Explanation:
Treatment will depend on the type and severity of eye condition you have. Your ophthalmologist will be able to help you with diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and management of your eye condition.