Special Testing

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. It allows earlier detection and treatment of eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, Plaquenil toxicity, and diabetic retinopathy.  We can also follow the progression of eye diseases more accurately with regular scans.

Digital Retinal Imagingallows viewing of retinal images by the doctor as well as the patient and aids in care by establishing baseline images of the inside of your eye. We recommend digital retinal imaging every year for patients who are at risk of developing eye diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of age-related macular degeneration, and those with a family history of glaucoma.

Automated Visual Field Analyzer–  can detect dysfunction in central and peripheral vision which may be caused by various medical conditions such as glaucoma, stroke, brain tumors, or other neurological deficits. It is a regular part of following the progression of these conditions, side effects from certain medications including Plaquenil, and can aid in determining the cause of some headaches as well.