- Fundus Photograpy
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)
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
- Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer
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.