DIGITAL RETINAL IMAGING/FUNDUS PHOTOS “OPTOS”
Our advanced medical technology combines retinal photography with computerized imaging to instantly view the retina and optic nerve in detail. Both you and your doctor can view the image on a high-def computer monitor.
This method of examining and documenting the retina promotes earlier diagnosis of abnormal conditions. Utilizing this technology, we can prevent permanent vision loss. An additional benefit of retinal imaging is that we store the picture permanently and compare them against future changes.
VISUAL FIELD ANALYZER
Visual field tests assess the potential presence of blind spots (scotomas), indicating eye diseases. A blind spot in the field of vision can be linked to various specific eye diseases, depending on the size and shape of the scotoma. Many eye and brain disorders can cause peripheral vision loss and visual field abnormalities.
For example, optic nerve damage caused by glaucoma creates a very specific visual field defect. Other eye problems associated with blind spots and other visual field defects include optic nerve damage (optic neuropathy) from disease or damage to the light-sensitive inner lining of the eye (retina).
Brain abnormalities such as those caused by strokes or tumors can affect the visual field. The location of the stroke or tumor in the brain can frequently be determined by the size, shape and size of the visual field defect.
OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY “OCT”
Optical Coherence Tomography obtains sub-surface images of translucent or opaque materials at a resolution equivalent to a low-power microscope. It is effectively "optical ultrasound," imaging reflections from within tissue to provide cross-sectional images. OCT delivers high resolution because it is based on light rather than sound or radiofrequency.
An optical beam is directed at the tissue, and a small portion of this light that reflects from subsurface features is collected. As a result, OCT can build up clear 3D images of thick samples by rejecting background signals while collecting light directly reflected from surfaces of interest.
This instrument gives us a safe method of evaluating the structures below the surface so that we may detect damage that might otherwise go undetected until vision loss has occurred.