Yes. Optometrists can perform tests to detect eye cancer. Later, the diagnosis can be supported with more tools to confirm eye cancer. However, eye cancer is diagnosed and operated on by ophthalmologists.
Optometrists are healthcare professionals who conduct comprehensive primary eye care tests. These eye tests may include ocular tonometry, refraction assessment, retina examination, slit lamp examination, visual acuity, optical coherence tomography (OCT) etc. Also, in some cases, the diagnosis of eye cancer can be a by-product of other tests conducted by an optometrist. These tests may be done for cataracts, dry eye syndrome, an eye tumour, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, macular degeneration, refractive errors, corneal disease, strabismus, amblyopia, uveitis etc.
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