Technology: Glaucoma Management
Humphrey Visual Field
Humphrey automated visual field analyzers are the gold standard in perimetric testing. They have a 25 year proven track record in visual field development and research. Our field analyzer is one of their latest models with all the newest software and databases. It is the fastest and most accurate field testing available.
The Field Analyzer is an important tool to detect and follow glaucoma and many other ocular conditions. Patients who either have glaucoma or are suspected of having glaucoma will undergo repeated testing with this instrument.
The procedure is performed quickly and easily in approximately 15 minutes. During the test lights of varying intensities appear in different parts of the visual field while the patient’s eye is focused on a central spot. The results are compared against the normal healthy eye in order to determine if any damage has occurred.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive diagnostic instrument used for imaging the retina. It has the ability to detect problems in the eye prior to any sympt
oms being present in the patient. With an OCT, doctors are able to see a cross section or 3D image of the retina and detect the early onset of a variety of eye conditions and eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy (the top three diseases known to cause blindness).
The OCT allows for detection of other diseases such as macular holes, hypertensive retinopathy and even optic nerve damage. Using an OCT allows for early treatment in patients and dramatically improves the success of these treatments, especially in diseases such as wet macular degeneration – where the eye disease progresses rapidly.
The OCT has become the standard of care for the assessment and treatment of most retinal diseases; it is similar to a CT scan which is used to image internal organs inside the body. Detailed images of retinal tissue help the doctor detect and monitor many ocular diseases. At Killingly Eye Care we have the newest OCT technology that will help us preserve your vision.
Fundus photography is a fast and an easy way for us to capture high resolution imaging of the back of the eye (retina); to photo-document retinal findings such as freckle (choroidal nevus); and to observe the appearance and size of the optic nerve, macula or any other retinal degenerations that require regular monitoring.
DIOPSYS® – Visual Evoked Potentials
This vision testing system helps the doctors to detect vision deficits, including glaucoma and other neuro-visual disorders. They can be detected earlier than traditional visions tests because it uses Visual Evoked Potentials (VEP) technology to evaluate the entire vision system from the eye to the visual cortex. This test also allows the doctors to manage and monitor a wide variety of ocular and systemic conditions with greater ease and accuracy.
The Diopsys® NOVA-VEP records the electrical response of a patient’s entire vision system and provides easy-to-read reports that give the doctor a simple way to evaluate optic nerve function. Physicians are able to compare tests over time to track disease progression. This test does not rely on a patient’s response so the results are not affected by the ability of a patient to perform a test. This is a big advantage for the practitioner in determining the validity of the test information.