Because of our dedication to excellence, we’ve invested in the technology needed to provide you with the best possible care.
Pachymetry and Topography
Corneal topography gives a detailed description of the curvature and shape of the cornea. This information helps map corneal astigmatism, detect corneal disease, analyze laser vision correction eligibility, and assists with contact lens fitting. Our Pentacam uses approximately 25,000 data points to calculate corneal thickness, corneal curvature, anterior chamber angle, volume, and height. Pachymetry and topography of the entire anterior and posterior surface of the cornea are also calculated and displayed. The Pentacam is the gold standard for determining eligibility for laser vision correction and is used for this purpose at all Free LASIK evaluations.
Additional information about our Oculus Pentacam HR.
Ultrasound technology is used in Ophthalmology to determine the length of the eye, aids in the diagnosis of common sight disorders, helps determine the power of the intraocular lens for cataract surgery, and can diagnose and measure masses in the eyes.
Additional information about our Ophthalmologic Ultrasound.
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT-Angiography
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a noninvasive imaging technology used to obtain high resolution cross-sectional images of the retina. The layers within the retina can be differentiated and retinal thickness can be measured to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of retinal diseases and conditions. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCT-A) is also noninvasive and examines the blood vessels in the retina. Our Zeiss CIRRUS HD-OCT can not only examine the retina and blood vessels in the retina, but also examines the retinal nerve fiber layer, optic disc, cornea, and angle inside the eye.
Additional information about our Zeiss CIRRUS HD-OCT.
Perimetry (Visual Field Analysis)
Perimetry subjectively measures the central and peripheral vision. One purpose of this test is to diagnose, determine the severity of, and monitor glaucoma. Glaucoma isn’t the only reason we may conduct a visual field test, however. We may conduct visual field testing for headaches, visual disturbances, stroke, central nervous system problems, and in evaluation of droopy eyes.
Additional information about our Zeiss Humphrey Field Analyzer 3.
Endothelial Cell Count
Corneal endothelial photography is a procedure by which endothelial cells lining the posterior surface of the cornea are photographed by a specular microscope camera. The endothelial cell density, measured in cells per square millimeter, is obtained from the photograph. Interpretation can help diagnose and determine the severity of corneal pathologies. Other methods of measuring endothelial cell density can provide valuable information, but corneal endothelial photography is the most accurate and is a useful tool in making a variety of clinical decisions.
Additional information about our Konan CellChek Specular Microscope.
We use a Zeiss Visucam NM/FA for fundus photography. Fundus photography documents the retina, the neurosensory tissue in our eyes which translates the optical images we see into the electrical impulses our brain understands. The retina can be photographed directly as the pupil is used as both an entrance and exit for the fundus camera’s illuminating and imaging light rays. The optic nerve and macula can also be documented and assessed.
Additional information about our Zeiss Visucam NM/FA.
We may use our wavefront autorefractor to obtain an objective measurement of a person’s refractive error and prescription for glasses or contact lenses. This machine takes several pictures, analyzing the eye to determine an individual’s spectacle prescription. While generally accurate, we don’t rely solely on these results to dispense prescriptions for glasses, we also perform subjective refraction to fine tune these results.
Functional Vision Analyzer
We use our Functional Vision Analyzer primarily for contrast testing in cataract evaluation, which aides in monitoring and determining the severity of an individual’s cataracts. As cataracts develop, the person’s ability to distinguish between finer and finer increments of light versus dark (contrast) decreases.
Additional information about our Functional Vision Analyzer.
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