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We utilize the following medical instruments to give you a better eye exam. Few offices can boast the number and sophistication of instruments that we can. You are in good hands!
You simply cannot get a more accurate autorefraction that with this instrument. It gives us doctors a better starting point than anything else on the market. It also give us a starting point for fitting contacts since it does a four point curvature measurement called keratometry. The most fascinating thing that this instrument does is map out the subtle curves in your corneas. Like hiking map, topography gives us the elevation and depression information that makes every cornea unique. It can also tell us what your night vision is like since it can tell us about your eye's higher order abberations (unique property where the focus on the side of a lens system is different than at the center--a perfect system has a perfect focus no matter where the light goes through a lens).
The Marco lensometer is the best autolensometer on the market. It is the fastest and most reliable instrument for reading glasses prescriptions.
The CT-80 is one of the most patient friendly non-contact tonometers (puff test) there is. It is automatic, meaning once the instrument is aligned with the reflection in the eye, it shoots. It is extremely accurate since it is often within 1-2 mm of the gold standard. Internal pressures are important to measure with each visit since it can be an indication of glaucoma and/or a complication from steroid use.
Our vision tester can take acuities (how well you see, i.e. 20/20) at distance and near, stereo vision, color vision, and phorias (where your eyes naturally want to sit—inwards or outwards, or even up and down)
The Matrix is one of the newest visual field testers on the market. It is different in that it appears to test a different part of the retina which makes it possibly more sensitive than the gold standard, the Humphrey. Visual field testing, a test which tells us what your vision is like in the periphery, analogous to a cat scan of the visual system, is very important since a standard examination only checks the central 1% of your field of view. This can tell us if there are blockages like tumors pressing on the nerves in the brain or eyes, aneurisms like those found on the carotid artery which can kill you instantly, pituitary tumors which show up as bi-temporal defects (missing vision on the sides of each eye), if glaucoma is present, or virtually any retinal defect like bleeds that caused death in that part of your eye.
The GDx is a very sensitive and specific test for glaucoma. It reads the reflections coming off the outer most layer of the retina and can tell us the thickness around the optic nerves. A thinning retina can be an indication that glaucoma is present.
The OCT is similar to the GDx in that it can read the reflections coming off the retina as a check for glaucoma but it also can directly measure the thickness of any part of the eye in microns and show it to you as a cross-sectional picture. It is a unique camera that is truly revolutionizing the medical eye profession since we have never before been able to see direct sections of the retina in a live eye. It is analogous to an MRI or a PET scan in that it shows us in full color the various sections of the back of the eye. The retina itself is approximately 250 microns thick (or about ¼ of a mm) and has 10 layers. You can identify all 10 layers in an OCT scan.
The Humphrey VF is the gold standard in perimetry testing. As was said with the Matrix (above), visual field testing is very important. Visual field testing, a test which tells us what your vision is like in the periphery, analogous to a cat scan of the visual system, is very important since a standard examination only checks the central 1% of your field of view. This can tell us if there are blockages like tumors pressing on the nerves in the brain or eyes, aneurisms like those found on the carotid artery which can kill you instantly, pituitary tumors which show up as bi-temporal defects (missing vision on the sides of each eye), if glaucoma is present, or virtually any retinal defect like bleeds that caused death in that part of your eye.
The Optomap is a full color rendition of the structures in the back of the eye. It’s 200 degree picture is unique since no other available camera can scan more than 40 degrees, so you see virtually the entire retina in one shot. It is very sensitive to tumor detection and at least 1 out of every 10 people has a benign spot in their eyes. We all have spots on our skin and those spots in the eyes are identical. It is non-invasive meaning dilation is not required to use the machine. It is very useful as an adjunct to a full exam since it is quick, painless, and even a child as young as 3 months can be scanned. We offer it as a screening to our patients since it is such a valuable tool. It can detect the subtle signs of high blood pressure, diabetes, retinal breaks and detachments, optic nerve disorders, macular degeneration, etc. The greatest thing about this instrument is that the photos can be viewed and discussed with the patient in the exam room, and the photos create a permanent record to be viewed at any time in the future.
The DC-1 gives us the ability to take photos of exterior portions of the eyes. We often take photos of opacities in the corneas, dry spots, blepharitis (relatively common scaling condition of the skin), allergies, scars, foreign bodies, tumors, iris abnormalities, etc. So many people are not even aware that there are problems and we can discuss them right away by showing the photos on our 17” monitors. A picture is worth a thousand words right?
The Konan scans the front of the eye on the layer of the cornea called the endothelium. This is a one cell layer thick membrane that lines the inside surface of the cornea. It is responsible for shuttling nutrients from what is called the aqueous humor into the cornea and it is responsible for pulling water in the other direction out of the cornea. This keeps it dry and of a consistent thinkness so that vision is similar from day to day. This layer is prone to damage and it does not repair itself: contact lens overwear, contact lens oxygen intolerance, and surgeries to the eyes can cause damage to the endothelium. The Konan Specular Microscope gives us the ability to monitor the integrity of the cornea for contact lens wearers and for pre-op for cataract surgery.
The Foresee PHP provides an unsurpassed level of sensitivity and specificity in the detection of recent onset of Choroidal neovascularization (CNV) and the differentiation of dry vs wet AMD. It essentially acts like a sophisticated Amsler grid. Changes to the retina that result in abnormal elevations can be detected by this instrument which allows the doctor to decide if the patient has abnormal growths in the retina.
Developed for eye care specialists to objectively measure the neurological responses of the entire visual pathway from the anterior segment of the eye to the visual cortex. In other words, it is similar to an EKG, but instead of the heart, it measures the electrical signals as they are received from the front of the eye through the optic nerve into the optical brain center in the back of the head. Slow signals and signals that are weak may be interpreted as nerve tissue that may be damaged for various reasons. We use this instrument to detect signs of glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, and other nervous degenerative conditions.
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