To aid in the complete evaluation of the eye and visual system, we have an array of diagnostic capabilities. Below are examples of such studies performed in an office setting.
- REFRACTION: To determine the amount of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism of the eye. Generally a part of a comprehensive exam or when glasses are needed.
- CORNEAL TOPOGRAPHY: To analyze the curvature of the cornea for diseases such as corneal warpage syndrome, keratoconus, for patients undergoing lasik surgery, and for evaluation of high astigmatic disorders.
- GONIOSCOPY: A painless procedure for the evaluation of the “angle” of the eye, generally used when glaucoma is suspected or when there’s elevated fluid pressure in the eye.
APPLANATION TONOMETRY: A painless method of measuring intraocular pressure and is included in a full comprehensive examination. Dye is instilled into the eye, and a cobalt blue filter light used in the measuring of pressures.
- VISUAL FIELDS: A special analysis of the entire visual field space for the evaluation of glaucoma, optic nerve and neurologic disease.
- A-SCAN: Measurement of the length of the eye and distances between intraocular structures. Also used in calculating intraocular powers in preparation for cataract surgery.
- B-SCAN: Evaluation of intraocular structures and orbit for retinal detachment, intraocular hemorrhage, and intraocular tumors.
- FLUORESCEIN ANGIOGRAPHY: A special dye study of the retinal circulation for diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and other related problems of the retina.
- FUNDUSKERATOMETRY: For “routine” evaluation of the corneal curve in contact lens management
and other minor disorders involving corneal curvature.
- EXTERNAL OCULAR PHOTOGRAPHY: A necessary part of evaluation and follow up care for a variety of diseases involving the front and back parts of the eye.