Clearing the Fog: Differentiating Cataracts & Nuclear Sclerosis
There a several simple ways that a cataracts and nuclear sclerosis can be differentiated from one another. This lecture will emphasis examination strategies that will help you guide clients toward topical therapies for cataract-related inflammation, cataract surgery referral, or simply doing nothing for age related changes of the lens.
- Attending this lecture should help to develop the following skills
- 1. Identify signalment and history that support either nuclear sclerosis or cataract
- 2. Using retroillumination to differentiate nuclear sclerosis from cataracts
- 3. Correlate vision status and exam findings for the purpose of therapy or referral