Our offices are equipped with imaging instruments that use advanced technology to help diagnose and manage common eye illnesses such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, and macular degeneration.
We use optical coherence tomography (OCT) to help us monitor retinal conditions that can lead to profound vision loss or blindness. These common conditions include diabetes, high blood pressure, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.
We also use advance fundus cameras that help us follow possible changes that can occur with diseases.
The picture is of an eye that has bleeding secondary to diabetes.
This instrument creates a map of the curvature and elevation of your cornea. This can help in the diagnosis of degenerative conditions such as keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, irregular corneas, etc.
Knowing the shape of your cornea can help us with many treatments such as finding a better contact lens fit for you to helping us determine if you need astigmatism correction during cataract surgery.
Threshold Visual Field Testing
Visual field testing is used to help us see what you see (and what you do not see). It is a gold standard for the diagnosis and management of glaucoma for decades. People with glaucoma will need a threshold visual field test performed at least once a year.
As the eye is an extension of the brain, it is also possible to diagnose certain brain lesions with visual fields.
This visual field report shows what advanced glaucoma looks like on testing. Note the severe visual loss associated with the treatable condition.
Sometimes, the eye disease prevents us from seeing into the eye using our usual machines. When this happens, we rely on the ultrasound to help us “see” into your eye.
Ultrasound technology can be used to diagnose many diseases such as: narrow angles, retinal bleeding, retinal masses, and ruptured globes.
In certain cases, it may be necessary to use ultrasound technology to get measurements used to plan cataract surgery.
Laser Interferometric Biometry
Our office uses the Lenstar optical biometer to help us plan your cataract surgery. This machine not only gives us precise measurements of your eye, but is also equipped with the most advanced equations to help us give you the best outcome for your cataract surgery.