Special Testing

  • Fundus Photograpy na

    Digital fundus photography is a procedure used to visualize the appearance of the retina. Color photographs are taken of the back of the eye and are obtained with the use of a high-magnification camera. These images allow Dr. Ortiz to document the appearance of your retina and provide a baseline for future comparison. Fundus photographs may also help discover any subtle changes to your retina that should be monitored over time. There is no exposure to radiation during this procedure..

  • Cirrus Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT) na

    We now have a Cirrus HD-OCT at our location for our patients. OCT stands for Optical Coherence Tomography. This is a computerized imaging technique that uses laser light to make a 3-D image of the retina. It is a quick, simple, and painless test to perform. The patient sits in front of a special type of camera and pictures are taken of the structures inside the eye. The OCT provides remarkably detailed information about the retina and allows Dr. Ortiz to view and measure abnormalities that are not apparent on regular clinical examination. It also stores data for future comparison so any complications can be monitored for change over time. It is particularly useful in glaucoma and certain diseases of the macula.

  • Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer na

    The Humphrey Visual Field analyzer is a tool that Dr. Ortiz can use to map out a detailed area of what you can see with your peripheral vision. The test is painless and can most often be completed in less than 5 minutes per eye. Checking for small changes in the sensitivity of your peripheral vision can aid in the diagnosis and management of conditions such as glaucoma.

We are more than happy to share any reports and images with your other medical care providers if they request copies.

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