It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. This technology makes it possible for us to capture photographs of the retina which is an internal part of the eye that permits vision. These pictures are useful to reveal retinal disease, to follow subtle changes, to accelerate the diagnosis and treatment of disease. They are also useful to help the patient better understand what is happening inside their eye. Common conditions that are visible with this condition: Diabetic related changes in the eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration, etc
Automated visual fields:
A perimetry test (visual field test) measures all areas of your eyesight including your side, or peripheral vision. To perform the test, you sit and look inside a bowl-shaped instrument and press a button each time you see a flash of light. At the end of the test, a printout shows if there are areas of your vision where you did not see the flashes. This test is done to detect and follow glaucoma, neurological conditions or to obtain a driver’s license
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. With OCT, each of the retina’s distinctive layers can be seen, allowing your optometrist to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with early detection, diagnosis and treatment guidance for retinal diseases and conditions, including macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, among others.