Corneal topography, also known as photokeratoscopy or videokeratography, is a non-invasive medical imaging technique for mapping the surface curvature of the cornea, the outer structure of the eye. Since the cornea is normally responsible for some 70% of the eye's refractive power, its topography is of critical importance in determining the quality of vision.
The three-dimensional map is therefore a valuable aid to the examining ophthalmologist or optometrist and can assist in the diagnosis and treatment of a number of conditions; in planning refractive surgery such as LASIK and evaluation of its results; or in assessing the fit of contact lenses. A development of keratoscopy, corneal topography extends the measurement range from the four points a few millimeters apart that is offered by keratometry to a grid of thousands of points covering the entire cornea. The procedure is carried out in seconds and is completely painless.
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Digital Retinal Imaging & OCT Scans
We use cutting-edge digital imaging technology to assess 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.
This is very important in assisting your Optometrist to detect and measure any changes to your retina each time you get your eyes examined, as many eye conditions, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration are diagnosed by detecting changes over time.
The advantages of digital imaging include:
- Quick, safe, non-invasive and painless
- Provides detailed images of your retina and sub-surface of your eyes
- Provides instant, direct imaging of the form and structure of eye tissue
- Image resolution is extremely high quality
- Uses eye-safe near-infra-red light
- No patient prep required
Digital Retinal Imaging
Digital Retinal Imaging allows your eye doctor to evaluate the health of the back of your eye, the retina. It is critical to confirm the health of the retina, optic nerve and other retinal structures. The digital camera snaps a high-resolution digital picture of your retina. This picture clearly shows the health of your eyes and is used as a baseline to track any changes in your eyes in future eye examinations.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
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.
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 how much 'side' vision you have. It is a straightforward test, painless, and does not involve eye drops. Essentially lights are flashed on, and you have to press a button whenever you see the light. Your head is kept still and you have to place your chin on a chin rest. The lights are bright or dim at different stages of the test. Some of the flashes are purely to check you are concentrating.
Each eye is tested separately and the entire test takes 15-45 minutes. Your optometrist may ask only for a driving licence visual field test, which takes 5-10 minutes. If you have just asked for a driving test or the clinic doctor advised you have one, you will be informed of the result by the clinic doctor, in writing, in a few weeks.
Normally the test is carried out by a computerised machine, called a Humphrey. Occasionally the manual test has to be used, a Goldman. For each test you have to look at a central point then press a buzzer each time you see the light.
OPTOS Retinal Exam
Annual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. We offer the optomap® Retinal Exam as an important part of our eye exams. The optomap® Retinal Exam produces an image that is as unique as you fingerprint and provides us with a wide view to look at the health of your retina. The retina is the part of your eye that captures the image of what you are looking at, similar to film in a camera.
Many eye problems can develop without you knowing. You may not even notice any change in your sight. But, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina.
An optomap® Retinal Exam provides:
- A scan to show a healthy eye or detect disease.
- A view of the retina, giving your doctor a more detailed view than he/she can get by other means.
- The opportunity for you to view and discuss the optomap® image of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam.
- A permanent record for your file, which allows us to view your images each year to look for changes.
The optomap® Retinal Exam is fast, easy, and comfortable for all ages. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The optomap® image is shown immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you.
Please schedule your optomap® Retinal Exam today!
For more information on the optomap® Retinal Exam, go to the Optos website.
OPTOS California: An Eye Exam Like Never Before!
With California, Optos has incorporated new hardware and software technology enabling practitioners to see more, discover more and eﬀectively treat more ocular pathology thus promoting patient health. We are committed to further strengthening our clinical evidence while demonstrating the importance of imaging the entire retina.
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OPD Scan / Corneal Analyzer
OPD Scan III combines: Plus wavefront analysis, all in one easy-to-use refractive diagnostic workstation. With just one device, you can obtain refraction, keratometry, corneal topography, optical path difference (OPD) and wavefront analysis. OPD Scan III evaluates your patient comprehensively, performs refractive and cataract surgery screenings, evaluates postoperative complaints, and determines pathology diagnoses. The system gives you vision diagnostic capabilities that in the past were simply unavailable.
Using the remarkable OPD Scan III, Marco provides you with an instrument that can evaluate the patient’s total visual system. Measuring both low- and high-order aberrations on a single axis, the OPD Scan III gives you the power to diagnose the patients’ complete optical pathway (day or night vision), and maximize patient outcomes.
LipiFlow – Dry Eye Treatment
Many individuals are afflicted with dry eye syndrome. Once you’ve identified the cause of your dry eye disease e.g. Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) you can focus on finding the right treatment.
LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation has brought lasting relief for many. Our ground-breaking technology comes from acknowledged dry eyes treatment experts TearScience®. The fact that we address the cause not just the symptoms is what has helped so many men and women reduce or eliminate suffering and lead normal lives.
What you need to know about LipiFlow chronic dry eye treatment
- The first step is to determine if you are indeed suffering from dry eye disease. Your doctor will conduct a thorough evaluation using a brief questionnaire to determine the likely cause of your dry eye symptoms.
- This dry eye lifestyle assessment allows your LipiFlow treatment provider to understand how your eyes feel on a daily basis.
- If the assessment indicates that your dry eyes symptoms are beyond mild, Dr. Adrian Long and his team will use LipiView® to evaluate the lipid (oil) layer on your eyes. It takes detailed images of your eye’s tear film to determine whether or not you have Evaporative Dry Eye caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).
- Once confirmed, we will use the advanced LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System for opening and clearing blocked glands. This allows the body to resume the natural production of lipids (oils) needed for the tear film.
Dry, itchy eyes, pain and sensitivity to light as well as dry eyelids have forced many Canadians to put their lives on hold. Reading, using the computer or watching television is a painful experience.
Get Lasting Dry Eye Relief from the Experts
LipiView® helps answer worrying questions like “why are my eyes so dry?” as well as how to treat dry eyes caused by evaporative dry eye or Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). In other words, you can stop thinking about your eyes all the time. With proven LipiFlow treatments, they will no longer bother you and you can live your life to the fullest again.
Don’t take our word for it, just ask our patients. Brigette says, “Once we started to understand what my problem was, that’s when we started to do things to make it better and that was where things changed after five years.”
Chronic or serve dry eyes are only going to worsen with time. Symptoms of deterioration can include:
- Increased evaporation of tears
- Unstable tear film
- Damage to the eye surface
- Further discomfort
- Inflammation and cell damage
- Fluctuation and decrease in vision
Opening and clearing blocked glands allows the body to resume the natural production of lipids (oils) needed for the tear film. The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System is a revolutionary way to treat Evaporative Dry Eye caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). It might the lasting solution you’ve been looking for to alleviate your continual discomfort.
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Diopsys -Electroretinography (ERG)
The World Leader in Modern Visual Electrophysiology
Diopsys is the leader in electroretinography (ERG) and visual evoked potential (VEP) for the eye care practice. The company’s unique, patented technology provides ophthalmologists and optometrists with objective, functional information about the health of the vision system to aid in the early detection of vision disorders, and post-treatment tracking for enhanced patient management.
Diopsys® ERG and VEP tests can be performed on the Diopsys®NOVA (cart) or Diopsys® ARGOS™ (tabletop) system.
The company understands the important role of early medical intervention for correctable vision problems, which can lead to an improved quality of life.
Early detection means better patient outcomes.