This office is equipped with additional diagnostic testing instruments to help diagnose and manage many common eye probems such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, and macular degeneration.
Retinal photography is available and utilized to help follow and monitor retinal conditions that can lead to profound vision loss.
Conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, glaucoma, and macular degneration are best followed with retinal photography to monitor for changes or establish stability.
The picture to the left is of an eye that has bleeding secondary to diabetes.
Visual field testing is a method used to determine the sensitivity of your peripheral (side) vision compared to others in your age group. The instrument used in this office has been the gold standard for the diagnosis and mangement of glaucoma for over 25 years. Certain conditions have very distinct and predictable visual field losses. People with glaucoma will need a threshold visual field test performed at least once a year. The eye is an extention of the brain, so certain brain lesions (tumors) can also manifest as a visual field loss.
The visual field report to the left depicts an indiviual with advanced glaucoma and a visual field loss associated with the condition.
This instrument creates a map of the curvature and elevation of your cornea.
This instrument is used before refractive surgery (LASIK) to help the surgeon determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Conditions causing an irregular cornea, such as keratocous, can be diagnosed with a corneal topographer.
In Ortho-k (corneal refractive therapy), which is used to control myopia progression, corneal topography is used throughout the process to evalute desired changes to the cornea resulting in a decrease in myopia.