Diagnostic Tests for Floaters
Diagnostic Test list for Floaters:
The list of diagnostic tests
mentioned in various sources as
used in the diagnosis of Floaters
- Physical examination
- Blood pressure (high blood pressure may be associated with floaters)
- Inspect the eye noting the nature of redness, if present. This will help diagnose for uveitis which may cause floaters
- Visual acuity - in both eyes and with and without glasses (if worn) to determine any refractive error.
- Visual field testing - to detect either a contraction (a local or general reduction in the area of field) or a scotoma (an island of loss within the field).
- Examination of pupils and the pupil reflexes
- Ophthalmoscopy and slit lamp examination
- Blood tests
- Full blood count may help diagnose leukemia which can cause floaters
- Blood sugar to diagnose diabetes which increases the risk of diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment and vitreous hemorrhage
- ANA and dsDNA antibodies to diagnose systemic lupus erythematosus which may cause autoimmune uveitis and floaters
- Hemoglobin electrophoresis may help diagnose sickle cell anemia
Home Diagnostic Testing
These home medical tests may be relevant to Floaters causes:
- Vision & Eye Health: Home Testing:
Conditions listing medical symptoms: Floaters:
The following list of conditions
have 'Floaters' or similar
listed as a symptom in our database.
This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete.
Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause
of any symptom.
Select from the following alphabetical view of conditions which
include a symptom of Floaters or choose View All.
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