Digital Retinal Imaging

 
We use the latest in digital imaging technology. This allows us to quickly and accurately diagnose, treat, and follow any retinal disease or condition.
 

 

 

Heidelberg Retina Tomograph II
   

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in the United States – affecting about three million Americans. Unfortunately, up to half of them are unaware that they have the disease. Glaucoma develops without warning. Too often, treatment isn’t sought until a degree of vision that is noticeably impaired is lost forever. The key to preventing vision loss is early glaucoma detection. Our office uses the Heidelberg Retina Tomograph II (HRT II), to detect the very early stages of glaucoma and also provide essential information for monitoring the disease in follow-up exams. The HRT II produces a three dimensional topographic map for extremely accurate, detailed data and comprehensive analysis that simply is not possible to obtain with traditional examinations. The HRT II exam is fast, safe, and usually does not require dilating the eye. While a patient sits comfortably in a stationary position, a laser scans the eye for just a few seconds. Glaucoma can develop in anyone. However, some people are considered at higher risk than others – including individuals over age 60, African-Americans over age 40, and people with high blood pressure, diabetes, or a family history of glaucoma.

 

Zeiss Cirrus HD OCT
   

The Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT gives our doctors the confidence needed to detect eye diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, glaucoma and much more. The HD OCT Machine provides our doctors with high-definition images of ocular structures and visualization of retinal structures allowing them to see things clearer. Critical details in eye disease detection can be seen on the layer maps and thickness maps delivered by this HD OCT Machine.

  

 

  

 

 

 

Foresee Preferential Hyperacuity Perimeter
  

The Foresee Preferential Hyperacuity Perimeter (Foresee PHP) is an advanced system approved by the FDA to help detect and monitor age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in its earliest stages. 

AMD affects one out of every five people over the age of 65, and is the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 50.  AMD begins in its dry form, but often progresses to a more series wet form, during which blood and fluid can leak under the retina, causing rapid, severe and permanent vision loss.

Foresee PHP detects AMD by monitoring any changes in the central area of the vision, a key component of wet AMD.  During this simple exam, a number of linear dot patterns are displayed on a screen and patients are asked to touch the screen and point to areas of distortion in the pattern with a plastic pointer.  Your doctor can then analyze the results of your exam and detect wet AMD within just 15 minutes. 

Regular testing with Foresee PHP is recommended for patients with detected AMD in order to monitor the condition and treat it properly before any permanent damage occurs.  Once AMD has been detected, your doctor may prescribe medication or laser surgery to treat the condition.  The best treatment for you depends on your individual condition.

 


Tear Lab
    

The TearLab Osmolarity System represents a significant advancement in the diagnosis and management of Dry Eye Disease. Osmolarity is the accepted gold standard for objectively diagnosing Dry Eye Disease. Essentially, osmolarity gives doctors a meaningful measure of the health and stability of the protective tear film that covers the surface of the eye.

 

Our doctors will test both eyes and take the highest result of the two eyes to determine your "Osmolarity Number." Once your "Osmolarity number" is generated your Doctor can determine whether you have Dry Eye Disease, and if so, whether you fall into the mild, moderate, or severe category. This will aid the Doctor in the development of the appropriate treatment regimen to bring the ocular surface and tear film back to good health.

 

Corneal Topography

The Corneal Topography System is currently the most accurate method of examining the front, clear surface of the eye. It is a computerized photographic device that measures a large area of the corneal surface and provides a topographical map of the corneal shape.

The cornea is the curved window of the eye, and when healthy, it is completely transparent. It is an important part of your eye's refraction system and directly influences how well you see.  With corneal topography we can get a complete picture about the state of your cornea, whether it's steep or flat, and indications of corneal disease.

 

 

Humphrey Visual Field
 
The Humphrey Visual Vield is a diagnostic device used to test a patient’s complete “visual field,” which includes the peripheral vision. It is a simple, painless, out-patient procedure and takes only minutes. It is based on automated perimetry, where repeated light stimuli of varying intensities appear in different parts of the field. Fields are charted on the basis of patient’s perception of these lights. 
 
This test is invaluable in diagnosing and monitoring the treating patients with glaucoma, where peripheral vision is irreversibly lost without symptoms until later stages. The Humphrey Visual Field is currently the gold standard for managing glaucoma. It is also useful in many neurological conditions and in conditions affecting the optic nerve of the eye, such as intracranial tumors, strokes or multiple sclerosis.