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We have the latest diagnostic equipment to provide the most efficient and accurate eye examination. Combining state-of-the-art technology with clinical experience allows us to diagnose and manage all of your eye care needs. Our advanced testing also allows us to have digital images stored to compare them with the results of future tests. This allows us to detect minute changes that we may not have been able to identify without these tests. We strongly recommend advanced testing to all of our patients.
Unique to a limited number of practices in London, we offer the latest in ocular imaging with a 3D Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). The Topcon 3D OCT-1 is a state-of-the-art diagnostic machine that uses an advanced imaging technique allowing us to see the structures of your retina and optic nerve in cross section, like an MRI. Since images can be taken easily, the OCT is useful in the detection of many ocular diseases and can be performed as a screening test. The acquisition of OCT scans is quick, completely non-invasive and painless. We can analyze each of the retina’s distinctive layers, allowing our doctors to accurately locate any abnormalities and measure your retinal thickness. This aids in the accurate diagnosis and management of glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, post-surgery edema and other retinal diseases. If this test is recommended by your doctor or if you choose to add an OCT scan to your routine examination, the additional costs will be explained to you prior to any testing.
A picture is worth a thousand words. Now we can take a digital photograph of the important retinal structures that line the inside the eye, including your optic nerve and vascular branches. Through viewing the digital photo we can see whether the eye is healthy or if there are any abnormalities that may threaten vision or require attention and monitoring. It is especially recommended for patients with a history of diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration or any other retinal disorders.
These photographs provide a great baseline for comparison during future visits to help maintain a lifetime of healthy vision. The screening only takes a few minutes to complete and the digital image can be viewed immediately by both the doctor and the patient at the time of the visit, allowing for quick diagnosis. We believe that all of our patients should be screened with a digital photo, as it will help us provide the best eye care for you and your loved ones.
Corneal pachymerty is the measurement of the central corneal thickness. It is useful in determining the risk of developing glaucoma and necessary in interpreting unexpected intraocular pressure measurements. The Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study (results published in 2002) found that central corneal thickness measurement/pachymetry was the strongest predictor for the development of glaucoma. People with thinner central corneas are 3.5 times more likely to have permanent vision loss as a result of glaucoma.
The Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer is the gold standard for detecting and monitoring glaucoma. This tool allows our clinicians to quickly and accurately analyze your field of vision and peripheral ability, which helps us to detect ocular diseases and determine eligibility for driving and operation of aircrafts.
The Topcon TRK-2 is a fully automated non-contact system that quickly and accurately measures the surface of the eye and estimates a patient's refractive error with one push of a button. It simultaneously measures the pressure of the eye and corneal thickness, which helps in the assessment and management of anterior surface conditions. It also helps our clinicians to fit contact lenses more effectively, monitor for ocular diseases and provide the most accurate spectacle prescriptions possible.
Meibography is the only clinically non-invasive technique to visualize the morphology of the meibomian glands. It is a useful and patient-friendly method to obtain information on the structure of meibomian glands and because it only takes a minute to perform, it can be done during a routine eye exam. We perform meibography on any patient who has one or more of the typical dry eye symptoms and any patient with a known history of dry eye who has not had an image taken within the last 6 months.
Corneal topography is a painless non-contact computer-assisted diagnostic tool that creates a three-dimensional map of the cornea. The cornea is responsible for the majority of the eye’s focusing power. An eye with normal vision has an evenly rounded cornea. If the cornea is too flat, too steep, or unevenly curved, vision is impaired. The greatest advantage of corneal topography is its ability to detect irregular conditions that cannot be detected by most conventional testing techniques. This type of analysis provides our doctors with very fine details regarding the condition of the corneal surface. These details are used to diagnose, monitor and treat various eye conditions.
Computerized corneal topography can be beneficial in the evaluation of certain diseases and injuries of the cornea including:
It is also an essential tool for specialised contact lens fitting such as Ortho-K and RGP’s (hard lenses). Our doctors will use it to assess the ocular surface prior to contact lens fitting, allowing us to observe how a contact lens alters the shape and quality of your cornea and the tear layer.