Visual Field Testing
Some ocular conditions require additional diagnostic testing. Visual field testing is important when glaucoma is suspected or has been previously diagnosed. It is also useful when optic nerve disease or damage to any part of the visual pathway is suspected. Our office uses the Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer which is considered the standard against which other visual field testers are measured.
Digital Retinal Imaging
With our Kowa digital retina imaging system we can view the inside of the eye, in most cases without dilation. The image provides a large, easy to view picture of the retina, optic nerve head, and blood vessels. Any abnormalities can then be shown and explained to the patient. The saved image then serves as a baseline for comparison on future visits. This is especially helpful in monitoring for changes in conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, and hypertension.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
The OCT is our newest diagnostic instrument. This technology allows us to visualize the retina in cross-section. It is especially useful in evaluating the macula (central area of the retina) for various forms of degeneration or damage. After analysis, images are saved for future reference and comparison over time.