Certain conditions of the eye and visual system require further testing to asses their importance. These tests include Visual Fields, which measures the peripheral vision and can detect conditions such as glaucoma or neurological disease, tests to determine the amount and quality of the tears for conditions such as dry eye, and the Optomap retinal scanner.
The Optomap takes a digital photo of the back of the eye and can reveal retinal problems including macular degeneration and retinal holes or detachments, and systemic diseases such as diabetes, stroke, and high blood pressure. It also records the optic nerve which can reveal glaucoma and neurological conditions. The Optomap image is a permanent record which allows us to compare any changes in these conditions at future examinations.
An Optical Coherence Tomography scan (commonly referred to as an OCT scan) is the latest advancement in imaging technology. Similar to ultrasound, this diagnostic technique employs light rather than sound waves to achieve higher resolution pictures of the structural layers of the back of the eye.
With an OCT scan, doctors are provided with color-coded, cross-sectional images of the retina. These detailed images are revolutionizing early detection and treatment of eye conditions such as wet and dry age-related macular degeneration, Glaucoma, Retinal Detachment and Diabetic Retinopathy. An OCT scan is a noninvasive, painless test. It is performed within several minutes in our office. Feel free to contact our office to inquire about an OCT at your next appointment with us.