Digital Retinal Imaging
We use cutting-edge digital imaging technology to assess your eyes. Many eye diseases, if detected at an early stage, can be treated successfully without total loss of vision. Your retinal Images will be stored electronically. This gives the eye doctor a permanent record of the condition and state of your retina.
This is very important in assisting your Optometrist to detect and measure any changes to your retina each time you get your eyes examined, as many eye conditions, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration are diagnosed by detecting changes over time.
The advantages of digital imaging include:
- Quick, safe, non-invasive and painless
- Provides detailed images of your retina and sub-surface of your eyes
- Provides instant, direct imaging of the form and structure of eye tissue
- Image resolution is extremely high quality
- Uses eye-safe near-infra-red light
- No patient prep required
Digital Retinal Imaging allows your eye doctor to evaluate the health of the back of your eye, the retina. It is critical to confirm the health of the retina, optic nerve and other retinal structures. The digital camera snaps a high-resolution digital picture of your retina. This picture clearly shows the health of your eyes and is used as a baseline to track any changes in your eyes in future eye examinations.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
OCT is used to visualize and assess the integrity of the retinal layers. This tool is used in the management of various ocular conditions that affect the retina and macula, including macular degeneration. The OCT can also be used to assess other components of the eye, including the iris, cornea, and optic nerve. If you have glaucoma or are considered a glaucoma “suspect”, regular OCT imaging is utilized to track the progression of the disease.
Oculus Visual Field
This is another tool that helps track progression of glaucoma. It is used to assess the peripheral visual field and determine if there are small areas of the peripheral vision that are missing. This tool can also be used to assess visual deficits from medical or ocular conditions such as stroke, retinal dystrophies, macular degeneration, optic nerve edema etc…
Anterior Segment Photography
High resolution imaging of the anterior portion of the eye to document and track stability of various ocular conditions affecting the front segment of the eye.