With today's technology we have the ability to diagnose and treat glaucoma at early stages. Glaucoma is a progressive disease of the optic nerve and early detection is necessary to prevent loss of vision. Besides monitoring ocular pressure, we monitor any visual field defects with our automated Zeiss Visual Field Analyzer. We also monitor the appearance of the optic nerve for obvious changes. If surgical involvement is necessary, we refer to one of our trusted ophthalmologists for a consultation. If treatment is necessary to reduce ocular pressure we work closely with an ophthalmologist to pick the most effective drops.
Our office features State of the art equipment:
- Auto refractor/keratometer
This fully automated piece of equipment is used to measure the curvature of the cornea and to estimate the power of the eye. It is an important pre-testing routine.
- Auto lensmeter
Allows for precise determination of the prescription in the current pair of glasses
- Zeiss Visual Field Analyzer
Visual field testing is a method of measuring peripheral vision. Every time a light flashes to the side of fixation one must press a button to indicate they saw the light. The patient’s responses are recorded and analyzed. This is a very important test in diagnosis and management of glaucoma. Glaucoma has characteristic patterns of vision loss and this test helps detect very early changes associated with nerve damage. This test is also helpful in detecting vision loss caused by neurologic disorders such as stroke and certain brain tumors.
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