Digital Fundus Photography:
Digital photography of the inside of the eye is used to follow subtle changes in the health of the eye related to glaucoma, very small freckles in the back of the eye (watching for the same type of change we all watch for with freckles on our skin), diabetic eye disease, vascular changes related to high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol and macular degeneration.
Nerve Fiber Layer Analysis:
This analysis is used for very early detection of damage to the optic nerve from glaucoma in patients who are glaucoma suspects. We also utilize this technology to help us insure that the patients that we do treat for glaucoma are getting the maximum benefit and protection from their medical and/or surgical treatment.
This technology is used to detect and follow contour irregularities on the surface of the cornea, the clear front tissue of the eye in front of the pupil. This is very useful in custom fitting our contact lens patients as well as following our patients with corneal conditions such as keratoconus, Fuchs’ dystrophy, and irregular astigmatism. It is also critical in evaluating and counseling our patients who are inquiring about refractive surgery options such as LASIK and LASEK.
This instrument is used to ultrasonically measure the thickness of the cornea, the clear front tissue of the eye in front of the pupil. Many new studies have shown the importance of this measurement in determining if a patient has glaucoma and in setting target treatment pressures in the eye for patients with glaucoma. It is also critical in evaluating and counseling our patients who are inquiring about refractive surgery options such as LASIK and LASEK.
Medical Eye Conditions Routinely Cared For At Ross Eyecare Include:
- Dry eye
- Allergic conjunctivitis
- Viral and bacterial conjunctivitis
- Macular degeneration
- Diabetic eye disease
- Corneal dystrophies such as Fuchs’ and recurrent corneal erosions
- Eye conditions related to rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, systemic sarcoidosis, hypertension, thyroid disease, etc.