Specialty Testing

In many instances, diagnostic testing is critical in taking proper care ofyour eyes. We regularly invest in the best and newest diagnostic techology for the diagnosis and management of eye diseases. Here is a sample of our advanced instruments:

Zeiss Atlas Corneal Topography:

This device provides a highly detailed contour map of the front corneal surface. It is used to diagnose and manage astigmatism as well as many diseases of the cornea. It is widely used in refractive surgery and contact lens fittings.

Optical Coherance Tomography (OCT)

 This device is currently the gold standard for glaucoma and retinal testing.  It is a non-invasive imager that can visualize tissues within the optic nerve and retina.  It is used to identify and track the minute progression of glaucoma and many retinal conditions such as macular degeneration, retinal holes, diabetic retinopathy and others.

Retinal and optic nerve photography:

 We use a retinal camera to take high magnification and true color photographs of the optic nerve and retina.  The image obtained is not a scan as in the case of an OCT imager, but an actual photograph that allows us to track changes over time.
 

 Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer:

 This device quantifies the sensitivity of your visual perception within peripheral and central visual fields.  It is used to detect visual field loss that often occurs with glaucoma and other diseases.  It is the gold standard for detecting many ophthalmological diseases.

Zeiss IOL master biometer:

This device measures the density of cataracts and the distance from the corneal apex to the retinal surface.  It is crucial for determinations involving the intraocular lens implants used in cataract surgery.

 Corneal Pachymetry:

This test measures the thickness of the cornea.  It is important in both corneal and glaucoma conditions.  The test is painless and takes only a few seconds to complete.

Gonioscopy:

This test examines the drainage angle inside the eye and is used to evaluate types of glaucoma. It is a very simple test which involves placing a special lens containing mirrors onto the surface of the eye. The appearance of the angle of the eye is seen through the mirrors.