Because there are no symptoms, pigment dispersion syndrome 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 (Eye M.D.) will test your eye pressure and may conduct other tests, such as gonioscopy, which allows him or her to get a clear look at the drainage angle of your eye and determine if anything is preventing the fluid from draining properly. These tests are the same used for glaucoma diagnosis and will determine if you have pigmentary glaucoma. Your Eye M.D. 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.
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