We offer state of the art equipment in our office to help with earlier diagnosis of eye diseases. Vision is more than just 20/20. Many eye conditions can be controlled with earlier detection so that vision loss can be minimized or prevented. Our doctors here at Metropolitan Vision keep up with the current advancements in our field and we offer cutting edge approaches to the management and treatment of eye diseases. Most of the tests we offer are non-invasive and offer results right away.
Here are some things we offer:
Is the state of the art instrumentation in the diagnosis and management of Glaucoma. It uses Laser Polarimetry to accurately measure about 65,000 data points of the Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer (RNFL). This is the layer that gradually becomes damaged in Glaucoma. The test is quick, non-invasive and accurate; that is why the GDx has been an invaluable part of our practice since the year 2000. Through expert training, research, and experience, every doctor here is capable of proper analysis of the GDx data. The doctors have a passion for early detection of Glaucoma using this technology in synergism with computerized Visual Field testing.
Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer:
Is an instrument that maps out your peripheral field of vision or side vision. A visual field can assist in the diagnosis of Glaucoma, neurological conditions (such as strokes and tumors), macular degeneration, and cataracts. In our practice we have incorporated the use of the test to go beyond the normal “standard of care”. We analyze data points further out in a person’s field of vision to assist in early detection of glaucoma. Our technicians are all professionally trained to administer the examination.
Who should get a Visual Field Test?
- Anyone with risk factors for glaucoma
- AHeadache sufferers
- Complaints of vision loss or poor night vision
- Anyone with neurologic conditions
OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography):
Is a revolutionary technology that was conceived by scientists at MIT. It uses a completely safe and radiation free, near infra-red light to obtain computerized cross-sections of the retina and retinal nerve fiber. It is like an “MRI” for the eye, allowing us to take “Optical Biopsies”. It is used to detect Macular degeneration, Macular edema in Diabetic patients, Retinal holes, Glaucoma, Optic Nerve swelling or atrophy, and floaters. The latest application has been in the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Anterior Segment Imaging:
We have high resolution digital cameras that are custom mounted to all of our specialized microscopes. We use these microscopes to carefully examine the structures of your eyes. The cameras assist in documentation, diagnosis, and patient education. As you know, “a picture is worth a thousand words”.
Helps to obtain a detailed topographical map of the cornea. It is used in Laser vision correction, dry eyes, and diagnosis of corneal diseases. We just upgraded our instrument to the latest model which acquires images more efficiently and accurately.
We were one of the first to obtain a portable digital ultrasound. This non-invasive instrument allows us to image the vitreous and the retina. It helps to detect Vitreous degeneration, retinal holes, retinal detachments, and certain optic nerve conditions.
Corneal Specular Microscope:
Is a highly specialized instrument to image the endothelial cells of the cornea. This is a single layer of cells that are responsible for the normal metabolism, health, and clarity of the cornea. In high magnification normal cells are hexagonal in shape and are aligned in a neat regular array. With aging, trauma, or corneal disease, this regularity is lost and corneal clarity may be compromised.
Digital Retinal Imaging:
Is a high resolution digital SLR camera capable of capturing pictures of the retina. This instrument is used to document diseases of the eye and helps to detect progression by comparing photographs from one year to the next.
Is an ultrasound device that measures the thickness of the cornea. It is used in Laser vision correction, corneal degenerations, and Glaucoma.