Visual Fields - Many conditions and diseases reduce ones peripheral vision.
We use computer assisted automated perimetry to accurately assess our patients' peripheral vision and to monitor the progression of their disease. The test uses different strategies to test for specific disease processes. This test involves focusing on a fixation target while small spots of light of varying intensity flash in the peripheral visual field. The computer records the responses of the patient and through statistical analysis, helps determine the level of vision impairment. This recently developed and refined procedure has greatly helped us manage a number of conditions, especially glaucoma
Visual Fields Analysis of a patient with a brain tumor. This patient can't see to the left with either eye.
Corneal Topography - Corneal Topography is one of the most rapidly developing specialty tests in eye care.
The cornea is the clear covering of the eye and is responsible for the majority of the focusing power of the eye.
Due in part to the progression of excimer laser treatments for corneal irregularities and refractive errors, it became necessary to develop a means of accurately measuring the shape of the cornea.
This instrument, through computer aided graphics, plots a topographical map of the cornea to highlight irregularities, distortions, astigmatism, and other corneal anomalies.
OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) - The OCT is used to diagnose Retinal diseases such as Age Related Macular Degeneration, Macular Edema and Macular Holes as well as Optic Nerve diseases such as Glaucoma.
This device captures three-dimensional images of the retina and / or optic nerve by measuring optical reflections. These images show swelling, bleeding or abnormalities in the retina and optic nerve and helps to determine which type of treatment is recommended.
The OCT is a non-invasive test that simply takes a picture of the patient's retina while they are comfortably positioned at the instrument.
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Rocky Mount, NC 27804
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Phone: (800) 241-2015
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Corneal Topography Maps of a patient with high astigmatism.
Flourescein Angiography - We use flourescein angiography and to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal disorders such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.
Our Digital Flourescein Angiography provides our doctors with high-resolution, brilliantly clear pictures that are available for the doctors to view immediately. These pictures will highlight any area of bleeding or leakage in the retinal blood vessels. The test is accomplished by injecting a small amount of dye into a vein in the arm and taking a series of photographs as the dye circulates through the eye. The doctor can then make specific diagnostic and treatment plans using the photos as a map to identify areas needing treatment.
Fundus Photography - Fundus photography documents the retina, the neurosensory tissue in our eyes which translates the optical images we see into the electrical impulses our brain understands. The retina can be photographed directly as the pupil is used as both an entrance and exit for the fundus camera's illuminating and imaging light rays. Ophthalmologists use these retinal photographs to follow, diagnose, and treat eye diseases.
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