Corneal topography is a procedure that maps the cornea (the front surface of the eye) very precisely. Since the cornea is responsible for some 70% of the eye's refractive power, any irregularity in the shape affects the quality of vision.
Corneal topography is very precise and can assist in the diagnosis and treatment of a number of eye conditions. For example it is very useful in fitting contacts on patients with irregular corneas, as seen in a condition known as keratoconus or after trauma.
Digital Retinal Imaging & OCT Scans
We use cutting-edge digital imaging technology with the Zeiss Cirrus OCT to assess the health of 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.
The advantages of digital imaging include:
- Quick, safe, non-invasive and painless
- Provides extremely detailed images of your retina and sub-surface of your eyes
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
A Zeiss Cirrus Optical Coherence Tomography scan (commonly referred to as an OCT scan) is the latest advancement in imaging technology. A scanning laser used to analyze the layers of the retina and optic nerve for any signs of eye disease, similar to an CT scan of the eye. It works using light without radiation, and is essential for early diagnosis of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinal disease.
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 in about 10 minutes right in our office. Feel free to contact our office to inquire about an OCT at your next appointment.
Visual Field Testing
A visual field test measures your peripheral or “side” vision to check whether you have any blind spots (scotomas) or peripheral vision loss. It is a straightforward and painless test that does not involve eye drops but does involve the patient's ability to understand and follow instructions.