If you experience any of these symptoms, do not assume it is due to corneal opacity. These symptoms may be caused by other health conditions as well. If you experience any one of the following, see your eye doctor immediately:
- Vision decrease or loss
- Pain in the eye or feeling like there is “something in your eye”
- Eye redness or light sensitivity
- Area on the eye that appears cloudy, milky, or is not completely transparent
Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, including illnesses and injuries, and perform a physical exam.
To prepare for a comprehensive eye exam, your doctor may put drops in your eyes to numb them and to dilate the pupils. Your doctor will use a slit lamp (specialized microscope) to focus a high powered beam of light into your eye to examine the cornea and other structures in your eye.