Our board certified eye doctors offer comprehensive vision examinations at our office and specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of eye diseases, conditions, and other problems. We use advanced diagnostic technology and vision correction products and are committed to improving the quality of life of persons in our community by providing them with not only enhanced vision, but healthy eyes as well. Here are some of the instruments you may encounter at your visit with us.
OPTOMAP ULTRA-WIDEFIELD IMAGING
The Optomap ultra-widefield retinal device allows us to detect early signs of disease that can be present in the periphery of your retina and remain undetected for a long time when using traditional methods. Its unique technology captures more than 80% of your retina in a single image while traditional imaging methods typically only show 15% of your retina at one time. Images are created by non-invasive, low-intensity scanning lasers. Getting an optomap image is fast, painless and comfortable. Nothing touches your eye at any time. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time (like looking through a keyhole) and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The image capture takes less than a half second and it is available immediately for you to see your own retina. You see exactly what your eye care practitioner sees - even in a 3D animation.
AUTOMATED VISUAL FIELDS
This is a computerized assessment of your peripheral or central vision. It is often used when testing for diseases such as glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, and brain tumors. It is a straightforward test, painless, and does not involve eye drops. A visual field test measures the range of your vision to determine whether you have any visual field abnormalities, such as blind spots and peripheral vision loss. Many diseases, including glaucoma, high blood pressure, diabetes, and strokes, can affect the visual field. Our system creates a computerized map to identify if and where you have any deficiencies, via a non-invasive, painless test. If you aren’t able to see in certain areas, noting the pattern of your visual field loss is a helpful tool in the diagnosis of your eye condition.
OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY (OCT)
An Optical Coherence Tomography scan (commonly referred to as an OCT scan) is the latest advancement in imaging technology. Similar to ultrasound, this diagnostic technique employs light rather than sound waves to achieve higher resolution pictures of the structural layers of the back of the eye.
A scanning laser used to analyze the layers of the retina and optic nerve for any signs of eye disease, similar to an CT scan of the eye. It works using light without radiation, and is essential for early diagnosis of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinal disease.
With an OCT scan, doctors are provided with color-coded, cross-sectional images of the retina. These detailed images are revolutionizing early detection and treatment of eye conditions such as wet and dry age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachment and diabetic retinopathy.
An OCT scan is a noninvasive, painless test. It is performed in about 10 minutes right in our office. Feel free to contact our office to inquire about an OCT at your next appointment.
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