We have Advanced Digital and Laser equipment to detect early eye diseases.
OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography)
OCT is a non-invasive technology used for imaging the retina, the multi-layered sensory tissue lining the back of the eye. OCT, the first instrument to allow doctors to see cross-sectional images of the retina, is revolutionizing the early detection and treatment of eye conditions such as macular holes, pre-retinal membranes, macular swelling and even optic nerve damage.
Corneal Topography provides the most detailed information about the curvature of the cornea. Using a very sophisticated computer and software, thousands of measurements are taken and analyzed in just seconds. The computer generates a color map from the data. This information is useful to evaluate and correct astigmatism, monitor corneal disease, and detect irregularities in the corneal shape.
Visual Field Testing
A visual field test is a method of measuring an individual’s entire scope of vision, that is their central and peripheral (side) vision. Visual field testing maps the visual fields of each eye individually. The visual field test is a subjective examination, requiring the patient to understand the testing instructions, fully cooperate, and complete the entire test in order to provide useful information.
Biometry/Laser Interferometry (IOL Master)
The IOL Master uses a special laser to measure the length of the eye. It also measures the curvature and width of the front of the eye (the cornea). This is important to prepare for cataract surgery, since it gives our ophthalmologist a ‘map’ of your eye and enables him to best tailor the surgery to your particular case. The biometry test is particular useful in cases of cataract surgery. Prior to surgery, our ophthalmologist assesses the eye using the results of the test.
He will also use the results to choose a new lens for surgery. This is the lens placed in the eye once the cataract is removed, meaning that a full understanding of the internal part of the eye and its surrounding tissue is essential.
Fundus photos are digital photographs taken with a specialized camera that reveal the interior posterior surface (back) of the eye, including the retina, optic disc, macula and posterior pole. Our physicians may order these photographs to evaluate any disease processes that might be affecting these structures.