On-Site Advance Diagnostic Equipment
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Cirrus HD Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
The OCT is a new instrument, offering complete diagnostics, early detection and tracking of Glaucoma, Diabetic Macular Edema, Age-Related Macular Degeneration and other retinal pathologies. The OCT exam lasts between 3 to 9 minutes; it is painless, comfortable and non-invasive and does not require dilation of the pupils for most cases. In glaucoma, recent research has found that one of the earliest signs of glaucoma is decrease in retinal thickness. This can occur even if eye pressure is not elevated, optic nerve appears healthy or peripheral vision appears normal. Conventional tests often determine the presence of glaucoma only after irreversible damage has occurred. The OCT is the only tool that provides objective assessment of all three areas of glaucoma-associated changes: macula, peripapillary region and disc area. In Diabetic Macular Edema, Macular Degeneration and other retinal pathologies, the OCT’s ability to quantitatively document anatomical changes in retinal and sub-retinal tissues, significantly improves the physician’s ability to diagnose these diseases. Below is an example of a detail cross-section of the macula (central part of the retina). It shows a small lesion that cannot be seen during a regular dilated exam.
A fundus camera or retinal camera is a specialized low power microscope with an attached camera designed to photograph the interior surface of the eye, including the retina, optic disc, macula, and posterior pole. Retinal Fundus cameras are used by optometrists, ophthalmologists, and trained medical professionals for monitoring progression of a disease, diagnosis of a disease, or in screening programs, where the photos can be analyzed later.
HUMPHREY FIELD ANALYZER
This is a special procedure to measure visual fields. It is specifically indicated in glaucoma. The results obtained from the patient are then compared with those of the age matched normal population and the amount of damage is quantified. It is a simple, painless outpatient procedure and takes only about 15 minutes. This test is valuable in diagnosing, and monitoring the treatment in patients with glaucoma. A patient typically requires multiple sittings of this investigation over a period of time to monitor the progression of the disease. It is also useful in certain neurological conditions and in some conditions affecting the optic nerve of the eye.
It is a non-invasive technique for mapping the surface curvature of the cornea. It is used for refractive surgery like Lasik or PRK and aid in advance contact lenses fitting like Keratoconus. The photograph below shows steeping of the lower cornea in Keratoconus.
The pachymeter is a valuable instrument that measures the thickness of the cornea, allowing us to more accurately assess patients’ risks of developing glaucoma. Patients with thinner corneas are at a higher risk then thicker corneas. It is also an excellent instrument to check for corneal edema and evaluate candidates for refractive surgery like Lasik or PRK.