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VEP1The Diopsys® NOVA-VEP Vision Testing System

Is a painless, non-invasive vision test that objectively measures the function of the entire visual pathway from the eyes to the vision center of the brain. The Diopsys® NOVA device does this by using a technology called Visual Evoked Potential (VEP). VEP has been demonstrated to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of many disorders including amblyopia, brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and other vision-related issues such as glaucoma. This test will help provide comprehensive information on vision disorders, and better plan your treatment and monitor the results.

 

 

 

 

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Tonometry

Measurement of the intraocular pressure, or pressure inside the eye. Just as too high blood pressure can damage the heart, too high intraocular pressure can damage the eyes if uncontrolled. Increased intraocular pressure can lead to glaucoma, which is a loss of side vision that can lead to blindness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pachymetry

Measurement of the central thickness of the cornea, which is imperative in the determination of a patient’s true, adjusted intraocular pressure. If a patient’s corneal thickness is high, the eye pressure may read falsely high, and the opposite is true for a patient with a thinner cornea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Visual Field

Assesses the peripheral (side) and/or central vision of a patient. It is especially useful to diagnose potential vision loss in patients with glaucoma, or those who are glaucoma suspects, stroke victims, or patients who take high-risk medications like Plaquenil (hydroxycholoroquine).

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_9239 (2)Fundus photography and external photography

Highly detailed pictures can be taken of the inside and outside of the eye to monitor ocular conditions such as choroidal nevi or pterygia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Topography

A topographical assessment or “land map” of the cornea (front of the eye). It can detect refractive errors such as astigmatism or eye diseases such as keratoconus or pellucid marginal degeneration. Corneal topography is also very helpful in accurately fitting contact lenses or evaluating a patient for refractive surgery (i.e. LASIK).

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_9253OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography)

Assesses the structure of the retinal ganglion cells, which comprise the macula, peripheral retina, and optic nerve, whose function is to allow what we see to be interpreted by the brain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Visual Skills

Assesses visual function of the eyes, such as the ability of the eyes to work together. It is very important in patients who have binocular vision disorders, amblyopia, or eye strain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20160930_141006-2The Centervue True Color Confocal Retinal Scan

provides us with a documented image of the retina and allows us to screen, compare, and track potential eye diseases and disorders. All without the blurriness, light sensitivity and time spent dilating.