Medical Eye Care
Virtual Visual Field Testing
Our Virtual Visual Field test offers quick and efficient testing of the peripheral vision. While most commonly used to test for vision loss from glaucoma, we also use this technology to conduct neurological testing as well as monitoring for ocular complications from high risk medications such as plaquenil.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
An OCT image is a non-invasive technology used to generate cross-section images of various structures within the eye. It also allows for the measurement of the thickness of healthy tissue in both the macula and optic nerve. This technology is helpful in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other retinal diseases.
Our digital retinal camera takes high resolution photographs of the back of your eye. This painless procedure allows us to capture the fine details of the retina, particularly the optic nerve and macula. Photo documentation is helpful in the early detection and monitoring of many disorders including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, choroidal nevus (mole/freckle in the eye), and many more vision threatening conditions.
Diabetic Eye Exams
An annual exam for patients with diabetes is important for detecting and preventing vision complications. Diabetes can cause blood vessels throughout the body to weaken, leading to bleeding and fluid. When this occurs in the back of the eye, it is called diabetic retinopathy. We communicate these findings with your primary care physician or endocrinologist to ensure appropriate control and management of blood sugar and A1C.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a disease where aging changes cause progressive damage and loss of central vision. There are two types of AMD - dry and wet. The dry form occurs when deposits of drusen, or retinal waste deposits, form in the macula and cause visual distortions and blur. The wet form occurs when blood or fluid leaks into the macula from advanced forms of the disease.
A cataract is the most common age-related eye condition. As we age, the natural lens within the eye goes from clear to cloudy. This causes blurry vision, an increase in glare, and difficulty seeing at night or in low-lighting situations. We can assess if your vision can be corrected by glasses and/or contact lenses, and if not, we have connections with local cataract surgeons to refer you for visual outcomes through cataract surgery.
Dry Eye Syndrome
A lack of tear production or poor tear quality are the main causes of dry eye syndrome. This can lead to redness, burning, excess watering, fluctuations in vision, and overall eye fatigue. There are many manifestations of this disease, and a personalized approach to treatment is necessary. We offer a wide variety of in office treatments, at home therapies, and prescription options to help you find relief from dry eye symptoms.
Glaucoma is a disease that causes irreversible loss of peripheral vision. This is due to elevated pressure within the eye causing damage to the optic nerve. There are no symptoms with beginning stages of glaucoma, but if caught early, prescription eye drops can be used to lower the eye pressure and prevent noticeable loss.
High Risk Medications
Some medications have ocular side effects ranging from dry eye and elevated eye pressure to macular edema and retinal scarring. These medications are extremely effective, so patients are often prescribed them. Our diagnostic tools allow us to monitor for any ocular complications so patients and practitioners can continue to utilize these medications while ensuring no long-term damage to the health of the eye.