Optos Retinal Mapping
Our office was proud to be one of the first in Los Angeles make this exciting new technology available to you as we have taken eye care to a higher level. Nearly two million patients have experienced this technology in eye care worldwide, and now we have brought it here.
A high-resolution digital camera takes a photo of the entire retina without the discomfort of mydriatic eye drops. At the same time it is unquestionably safer because patients to can drive home immediately after the exam without the usual, and dangerous, blurry eyes that result from the older procedure of dilation that often takes up to four hours to clear up.
The Optomap Retinal Exam is made possible by the Panoramic200 Scanning Laser Opthalmoscope. It uses revolutionary Virtual Point scanning laser techonology. Optos Retinal Imaging creates an Optomap.
This photo also allows point to point comparison in future eye exams, so we can spot any possible progression of a potential eye disease at an early stage. This comparison, in turn, might be the necessary information you need to save and preserve your sight throughout your life. Many eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinal tears, and attachments, if detected at an early stage, can be treated successfully without a total loss of vision.
Optomap retinal imaging is comfortable, quick, and simple. Nothing touches your eye during the process. Your Optomap Retinal Image is instantly ready in a digital printout, just like a poloroid photo.
This insturment creates a three dimensional image of the cornea to detect a disease. It is also used to monitor the progress of laser surgery. Conventional corneal measurements only measure the 3 mm in diameter. This insturment measures 10mm in diameter.
Measures the thickness of the cornea in microns, essential for determining who is a good candidate for Lasik. Corneal thickness has been used in specialists offices for years to monitor the progress of corneal dystrophies. It has also been recgnized to assist in glaucoma testing. While other offices are now only beginning to consider adding this to their practice, Dr Gording has been using it for years.
Visual Fields Testing
This is the best way to measure peripheral vision, an indicator of not only the health of the eye, but to test for many neruological functions as well.
In the past, these tests were long and tedious. We have two of the latest insturments. The smaller FDT Tester allows us to screen both eyes in under two minutes.
This is usually the only test most patients will need. While it is fast, it is also extremely accurate. The larger unit is for patients with conditions such as glaucoma. While the older units once took 15 minutes to measure visual fields, this unit can do the same in under 7 minutes without sacrificing accuracy.
Many researchers agree that faster exams usually increase accuracy by eliminating patient fatigue.
Takes multiple readings of the eye to give the doctor an accurate starting point to determine your prescription. It also takes exact measurements of the cornea which further insures a perfect contact lens fit.