Our OCT is a state-of-the-art tool for glaucoma and retinal health assessment. The Zeiss 500 OCT does powerful tests to help our doctors identify early signs of eye disease that can lead to irreversible blindness. Diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy tend to progress without any pain in the early stages. Age is a major risk factor for development of many eye conditions.
Did you know that retinal images are a great tool in the early detection of multiple retinal and systemic diseases? We now offer retinal photography with our new highly specialized digital retinal camera. A retinal exam can detect diabetes, hypertension, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and other diseases. Many of these conditions will progress through several stages before they can affect your eyesight. With retinal photography and imaging, we are able to screen for early signs of retinopathy. When diagnosed early, various advanced treatments will be available to help us manage these ocular and systemic conditions.
The Keratographer is a non-invasive medical imaging technique that maps the surface curvature of the cornea. The 3-D map produced by the Keratographer aids the doctor in the diagnosing, monitoring and treatment of various visual conditions.
It is used in helping to diagnose and treat certain conditions of the eye, such as; keratoconus (progressive steepening of the cornea), corneal deformities, corneal scars or opacities and most importantly – the fitting of contact lenses. Another important use of the Keratographer is for pre-operative measurements for Lasik and PRK surgeries as well post-operative measurements from
Visual Field Testing
A visual field test is a method of measuring an individual’s central and peripheral (side) vision. Visual field testing is most frequently used to detect any signs of glaucoma damage to the optic nerve. In addition, visual field tests are useful for detection of central or peripheral retinal disease, eyelid conditions such as ptosis or drooping of the eyelid, optic nerve disease, and diseases affecting the perimeter, visual pathways within the brain. Many eye and brain disorders can cause peripheral vision problems and visual field abnormalities. Brain abnormalities such as those caused by strokes or tumors can affect the visual field. In fact, the location of the stroke or tumor in the brain can frequently be determined by the size, shape and site of the visual field defect.
To do the test, you sit and look inside a bowl-shaped instrument called a perimeter. While you stare at the center of the bowl, lights flash. You press a button each time you see a flash. A computer records the spot and at the end of the test, a printout shows if there are areas of your vision where you did not see the flashes of light. These are areas of vision loss. If you are diagnosed with a particular disorder or disease such as glaucoma, visual field testing will become a routine part of your treatment. After a baseline has been established, visual field testing is repeated every 6 to 12 months to monitor for change. Visual field tests plays a critical role in helping the doctor follow your condition.
Tonometer is an easy-to-use instrument that measures the pressure inside of the eye, called the intraocular pressure(IOP). This test is used to detect glaucoma and has revolutionized early detection and control, by making the IOP measuring routine, quick and effortless.
Tonometer is painless and requires no drops or anesthetic. With it’s very light touch to the cornea, it measures in only a fraction of a second. The measurement is barely noticeable by the patient.
This technology is based on a proven accurate measuring principle, in which a very light probe is used to make momentary and gentle contact with the cornea. This device makes measuring intraocular pressure a more pleasant experience.
We NO longer use the “PUFF OF AIR” instrument for testing pressure of the eye.