Pigment Dispersion Syndrome Diagnosis
Because there are often no symptoms, PDS is usually diagnosed during a regular eye exam. That is why it is so important to have an eye exam with your ophthalmologist.
During a thorough eye exam, your ophthalmologist will:
- check your eye pressure
- and do other tests like a gonioscopy, if PDS is suspected. This lets your ophthalmologist look at the eye's drainage angle. He or she can see if something is blocking the fluid from leaving the eye.
These tests are the same used for a glaucoma diagnosis and will determine if you have pigmentary glaucoma. Your ophthalmologist will be looking for tell-tale signs of pigment floating in the eye (including at the back of the cornea) or small sections of pigment missing from your iris.