THE FOREFRONT OF TECHNOLOGY
At Comprehensive Eye we investigate the latest technological advances in diagnostic equipment and techniques. Here are some of the cutting-edge technologies we put to work for the benefit of your ocular health and wellness:
Our glaucoma testing methods are centered around non-contact tonometry. This quick, comfortable testing method can accurately measure the interior fluid pressure of the eyes. Unusually high pressure, or ocular hypertension, is a red flag for possible glaucoma. We also check for high blood pressure, another glaucoma risk factor.
PERIPHERAL VISION TESTING
The extent of your peripheral vision not only tells how well you're seeing; it can also alert us to any reductions commonly caused by the onset of glaucoma. This testing is especially important in patients with high fall-risks. Automated and/or frequency doubling perimetry equipment lets us check the width of your visual field.
With traditional retinal examination through dilation, only 45⁰ or 15% of the retina can be seen at one time, with side effects of blurred vision and light sensitivity lasting up to 4 hours after the procedure. Optomap is the only true, clinically validated, ultra-widefield retinal image that can capture 82% or 200⁰ of the retina, in a single capture, without dilation. The optomap® takes a retinal image of your eye and provides our doctors with a high-resolution image in order to ascertain the health of your retina. Many eye problems can develop without you knowing – fortunately, diseases or damage 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 retinal exam.
The inclusion of optomap® as part of a comprehensive eye exam provides:
• A non-invasive retinal exam with no side effects
• A scan to show a healthy eye or detect disease.
• A view of the retina, giving your doctor a more comprehensive view than they 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 our doctors to view your images each year to look for changes.
For more information on the optomap® please visit the optomap® website https://www.optomap.com/.