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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 includes:

  • 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:

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Floaters:

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