The Optomap Retinal Exam used in our practice provides an unprecedented view of the retina, covering up to 200 degrees more than conventional retinal examination equipment.
With this advancement in technology, our optometrists are better able to track changes in the retina, facilitating the detection, diagnosis, and progression of eye related conditions including diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration and retinal detachments.
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. This sophisticated technology boasts extremely high micrometre-resolution that produces a three-dimensional image.
Each of the retina’s distinctive layers can be seen, allowing your doctor to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with diagnosis and provide treatment guidance for and retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.
OCTs can provide a snap-shot in time. A comparison of past and present OCTs allows for the monitoring of small changes over time. For this reason, OCT testing has proved to be a vital tool when evaluating such conditions as glaucoma and macular changes.
The visual field test is a subjective measure of central and peripheral vision, or “side vision.”
These tests are used by your doctor to diagnose ocular diseases, evaluate neurological disorders, and monitor the progress of ocular and neurological conditions such as glaucoma.