We use tear analysis for the diagnosis for various ocular surface diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, allergy, and dry eye.
In our office, you will receive a thorough and detailed assessment to determine your candidacy for laser vision correction. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have. Our doctor is fully certified and experienced in laser vision correction pre- and post-operative care.
We know that laser vision correction is a considerable decision, and your needs and expectations will be taken into account in the evaluation process. You will receive an unbiased recommendation as to your suitability for the procedure.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye. The lens sits just behind the pupil and is responsible for focusing light. As the lens increases in cloudiness, it becomes more difficult to see objects clearly and bright lights can cause glare. The most common form of cataract is that of aging and it is inevitable as we mature.
In most cases, cataracts do not cause any harm to the eye and cataract surgery is only done to improve the vision in which glasses no longer can improve the vision. Cataract surgery is more the patients decision than ours, because we usually recomend surgery only when the cataracts are affecting your daily life. There is no harm in delaying surgery if your life is only minimally affected.
Dry eye disease is a condition in which there are insufficient tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. People with dry eyes either do not produce enough tears or have a poor quality of tears. Over time, a dysfunctional tear film may damage or scar the front surface of the eye, impair vision, and increase risk of infection. Dry eye is a common and often chronic problem.
Approximately half of symptomatic dry eye patients have clinically significant inflammation of the ocular surface.1 The InflammaDry test can determine the presence or absence of ocular surface inflammation. The InflammaDry test requires a small tear sample collected with a fleece that is gently dabbed along the lower eyelid. The test does not hurt, but some patients may experience slight discomfort. InflammaDry provides test results in 10 minutes; a positive result indicates the presence of ocular surface inflammation.
By using InflammaDry to “rule in” or “rule out” ocular surface inflammation, doctors can better determine the best and most appropriate therapy or combination of customized therapies for each patient. Patients with confirmed inflammation may benefit from anti-inflammatory therapy. Repeated InflammaDry testing after initiation of therapy can confirm if the patient response to therapy is adequate, or if additional therapy is required.
A pachymetry test is a simple, quick, painless test to measure the thickness of your cornea. With this measurement, your doctor can better understand your IOP reading, and develop a treatment plan that is right for your condition. The procedure takes only about a minute to measure both eyes.
Fundus photography is an advanced digital retinal photograph. By taking a digital fundus photo image of the back portion of the eye (the retina), the doctor can detect and monitor ocular health. The screening picture that is produced captures a clear view of the optic nerve, blood vessels, macula and fovea. Fundus photos can be a baseline measurement for future comparison. A look at the internal view of the eye can be key in detecting Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic retinopathy, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Retinal detachments and many more eye issues detectable at very early stages.