Many eye care practices state that they offer state-of-the-art eye care, but how many eye care practices offer cutting edge technology like that found at our medical eye health practice:
Fundus photography: A non-invasive procedure where photographs are used to document the internal structures of the eye
OPTOS Daytona: Our newest technology allowing us to get a more detailed view of the retina, or the backmost tissue of the use. Allows us to diagnose retinal lesions in the far retinal periphery, and signs of retinal detachment
Spectralis OCT and Cirrus OCT: These technologies utilize low-energy lasers to image the individual layers of the retina and optic nerves for more accurate eye disease diagnosis and treatment
KONAN specular microscope: Allows us to analyze the health of the cornea (the eye’s main focusing surface) on a microscopic level for more accurate assessment of corneal disease, dry eye disease, and allergy eye disease
Oculus Keratograph: This technology has multiple clinical applications at our practice including: a) Corneal topography: to analyze the contour of the cornea for disease assessment and more customized, accurate contact lens fittings b) TF Scan: To assess the integrity of the tear film for diagnosis and treatment of dry eye disease c) MB Scan: To assess the integrity of the eye’s meibomian glands, which aids in more accurate dry eye diagnosis and treatment
Marco OP3 and TRS-5100 refracting systems: Utilizes wavefront technology for the most accurate prescriptions possible. Gone are the days of “which is better 1 or 2?.” Using the click of a button, our medical team can quickly show you how your eyeglass prescription has changed
Visual Field Testing: A test that measures the combined functions of the retina, optic nerve, and visual pathways to the brain.
Diosys VEP and ERG electrodiagnostic testing: Specialized testing which analyzes the strength and speed of communication between the eyes and the brain. This allows us to diagnose glaucoma much earlier than traditional tests, and allows for early detection of possible neurological eye disease.
B-scan ultrasonography: A non-invasive diagnostic procedure that gives us a two dimensional image of the eye’s interior structures. Allows us to diagnose potential tumors in the eye and other eye disease conditions
Brightness acuity tester: Analyzes the degree to which cataracts are impacting a patient’s vision to see if cataract surgery will be of medical benefit for the patient
In-office dry eye laboratory testing (Inflammadry, TearOsmolarity, IgE, lactoferrin): Allows us to more accurately diagnose and treat dry eye and allergies. Utilizing laboratory technology, now dry eye and allergy eye treatment is more customizable for the patient.
Pachymetry: Measures the thickness of the central part of the cornea, important in eye surgical consultation
QuantifEye: Measures the density of macular pigment in the macula of the eyes. Low macular pigment is a risk factor for the development of macular disease such as age-related macular degeneration (ARMD)
ColorDx: A detailed color vision evaluation that determines if there is loss of color perception as a result of optic nerve head disease, diabetic eye disease or other neurological eye disease. Tritan deficiencies (blue color vision defects) are rarely genetic, yet as high as 15% of the general population may have a tritan deficiency. This is an important but often overlooked sign that may be caused by retinal, optic nerve, or neurological disorders, in addition to trauma, cataracts, and hundreds of common drugs and substances.
Corneal Hysteresis Testing by the Ocular Response Analyzer: The ocular response analyzer uses a rapid are impulse to measure the difference between two pressure measurements, the pressure of the cornea moving inward minus the pressure of the cornea returning to its normal shape. This difference is known as corneal hysteresis, and is a powerful tool in glaucoma evaluation for our patients. A number between eight and fourteen is considered normal. Numbers between five and eight are borderline, while numbers less than five are considered abnormal
Advanced Tear Diagnostics Tear Lab Testing (coming soon!): We are excited to offer advanced tear testing to our clinical practice in the near future! Such testing allows us to quantify levels of lactoferrin and IgE in the tear film, and more accurately diagnose the type of dry eye and/or ocular allergies in our patients. Such technology will also allow us to identify patients who may suffer from problems with their contact lenses, and allow us to fix these problems before they have an impact on comfortable contact lens wear. This technology will also allow us to manage problems on the ocular surface before referring patients out for LASIK and other corrective surgery.