Optomap ultra-widefield retinal imaging provides a digital, three dimensional, high resolution eye wellness scan. Our ability to view your internal retinal health is dramatically improved with Optomap because it shows 700% more of the retina than a standard 45 degree retinal photo. Optomap does not replace a dilated retinal exam, but in many cases it can. Some patients may still require dilation due to medical concerns or detected issues.
Conditions such as macular degeneration, tumors, glaucoma, retinal holes, retinal detachments, diabetic retinopathy, and systemic diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure (all of which can lead to loss of vision/blindness) can be detected by Optomap.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test. OCT uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina and optic nerve. The OCT helps us to see the different layers of the retina and assists with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetes related eye issues.
Topography are specialized computerized tests used to create a “map” of the curvature of the cornea or surface of the retina. The corneal test can show distortions of the surface of the eye, such as swelling or scarring, as well as conditions such as astigmatism.
Visual Fields Analysis
Visual Fields Analysis measures a patient’s central and peripheral vision, or “side vision”. It is used by our doctors to diagnose, and monitor glaucoma, high risk medication use, stroke, or other brain/neurological changes.
Blepharitis is one of the most common underlying causes of dry eye disease. Microblepharoexfoliation (MBE), is an in-office treatment to exfoliate and clean the eyelids. This reduces the demodex (eye mites) load, bacterial overload, scale/debris and biofilm. Think of MBE as a trip to the dental hygienist for a deep clean.
ProKera has natural therapeutic actions that help damaged eye surfaces heal. Eyes treated with ProKera have quicker healing, less pain, less scarring, and less inflammation. ProKera is used by our doctors to treat eye diseases such as keratitis from dry eye, corneal scars, chemical burns, corneal defects, and many other ocular surface diseases with inflammation.
TearCare is one alternative for dry eye patients who have dryness as a result of Meibomian Gland Disorder (MGD). MGD is a blockage or some form of dysfunction of the meibomian glands. The Meibomian glands are located along the rims of the eyelid. They produce meibum, an oily substance that prevents evaporation of the eye’s tear film. TearCare works by applying localized heat to the eyelids. The heat will loosen up the blocked and glands and allow the doctor to express them.
Using these tools we can measure the stability and amount of your tears. High definition imaging of the meibomian glands (glands responsible to keep our eyes lubricated) using infrared light source.