- CORNEAL TOPOGRAPHY
Corneal topography is a computer-assisted diagnostic tool that creates a three-dimensional map of the surface curvature of the eye (the cornea). These details are used to diagnose, monitor, and treat various eye conditions. Most eyes have and evenly rounded corneas, but if the cornea is too flat, too steep, or unevenly curved, less than perfect vision results. The greatest advantage of corneal topography is its ability to detect irregular conditions invisible to most conventional testing such as keratoconus.
- 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.
Meibography is a specialized type of imaging done to directly visualize the appearance of your Meibomian glands. Meibomian glands are the oil-producing glands located within your eyelids that help prevent tear evaporation. These images provide an easy way for Dr. Ortiz to show her patients what is normal vs. abnormal and allow her to help pinpoint the cause of and best treatment for dry eye complaints.
- 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
- Retinal Photography
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..
We are more than happy to share any
reports and images with your other medical care providers
if they request copies.