In order to deliver a high level of care, we believe it is necessary to utilize the latest ophthalmic technology. Careful integration of the best new instrumentation can help lead us to better medical decision making, better outcomes, lower health care costs, and ultimately, preservation of your precious vision.
Zeiss Oct (Optical Coherence Tomography)
OCT is the equivalent of a CTscan of the retina without the x-rays. This amazing technology allows the doctor to view a cross section of all layers of the retina. It has greatly improved the diagnosis and management of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and many other internal eye conditions. It is also completely non-invasive.
Humphrey Automated Perimetry
Humphrey Automated Perimetry is the gold standard for diagnosing and treating glaucoma. Many imitations exist, but the overwhelming majority of experts concur that this test is the standard by which all other visual field analyzers are judged. This test is also helpful in diagnosing damage from strokes, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological conditions.
Humphrey Welch Allen FDT Visual Field Screener
This instrument is a quicker version of the Humphrey Automated Perimeter. It allows for screening for disease in healthy patients in a short amount of time. It targets specific retinal cells and may detect damage earlier in the disease process.
Corneal topography creates three-dimensional maps of the cornea, the transparent membrane covering the iris and pupil. This test often reduces the time needed for contact lens fitting. It is a useful tool for diagnosing astigmatism and a corneal condition called keratoconus. LASIK patients need this test to determine if they are good candidates for the procedure.
Pachymetry is a painless ultrasound measurement of the thickness of the cornea. It has improved the ability to accurately diagnose glaucoma. Pachymetry is also used to evaluate swelling of the cornea. It is another required test for patients considering LASIK.