Corneal topography is a computer-assisted diagnostic tool that creates a three-dimensional map of the surface curvature of the eye (the cornea). These details are used to diagnose, monitor, and treat various eye conditions. Most eyes have and evenly rounded corneas, but if the cornea is too flat, too steep, or unevenly curved, less than perfect vision results. The greatest advantage of corneal topography is its ability to detect irregular conditions invisible to most conventional testing such as keratoconus.
Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer accurately predicts progression in patients with mild to moderate glaucoma, but it is far more accurate when the predicted visual field index (VFI) is at least 90 percent. It is important to remember that many variables confound the results generated by computer software, especially when human behavior is involved. Patients' adherence to medication, clinic attendance, visual field testing performance and patterns of progression cannot be predicted or standardized. Nonetheless, for many patients, it is a helpful tool for monitoring glaucoma progression and is proving to be a powerful visual aid and reference for patients to better understand the states and changes of their visual field over time.
Meibography is a specialized type of imaging done to directly visualize the appearance of your Meibomian glands. Meibomian glands are the oil-producing glands located within your eyelids that help prevent tear evaporation. These images provide an easy way for Dr. Ortiz to show her patients what is normal vs. abnormal and allow her to help pinpoint the cause of and best treatment for dry eye complaints.
We now have a Cirrus HD-OCT at our location for our patients. OCT stands for Optical Coherence Tomography. This is a computerized imaging technique that uses laser light to make a 3-D image of the retina. It is a quick, simple, and painless test to perform. The patient sits in front of a special type of camera and pictures are taken of the structures inside the eye. The OCT provides remarkably detailed information about the retina and allows Dr. Ortiz to view and measure abnormalities that are not apparent on regular clinical examination. It also stores data for future comparison so any complications can be monitored for change over time. It is particularly useful in glaucoma and certain diseases of the macula.
Digital fundus photography is a procedure used to visualize the appearance of the retina. Color photographs are taken of the back of the eye and are obtained with the use of a high-magnification camera. These images allow Dr. Ortiz to document the appearance of your retina and provide a baseline for future comparison. Fundus photographs may also help discover any subtle changes to your retina that should be monitored over time. There is no exposure to radiation during this procedure..
Retinal Evaluation with Electroretinogram (ERG) technology offers advanced diagnostic capabilities, enabling precise assessment and monitoring of retinal health and function.
Fundus Autofluorescence (FAF) imaging utilizes specialized technology to capture the natural fluorescence of retinal cells, providing valuable insights into the health and integrity of the retina.
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