At ROCKLAND EYE, we have invested in the latest technologies and innovations to examine your eyes and detect possible eye disease earlier. We have Anterior Segment Photography, Retinal photography, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), and Automated Visual Field Testing.
Anterior Segment Photography
Anterior Segment photography is useful for documenting structures of the anterior segment of the eye. We take photos of the front of your eye and use these photos for comparison to see how your condition is evolving at a future visit.
The anterior segment of the eye is the front part of the eye and includes the following structures, cornea, iris and lens. Conditions such as keratitis, uveitis and cataracts can be documented with the use of anterior segment photography.
Anterior Segment Photography is useful for imaging several conditions including:
- corneal foreign body
Retinal photography allows us to get an image of the back of your eye and compare these images to previous visits. It is particularly useful in patients with a family history of glaucoma or as part of a diabetic eye exam.
Retinal Photography is performed routinely at ROCKLAND EYE CLINIC and is particularly useful for the following conditions:
- diabetic eye exams
- age related macular degeneration
- macular pucker
- glaucoma or patients with a family history of glaucoma
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-sectional images of the retina. The OCT scans your eye without touching it. Sometimes, when people hear the word “scan” they think radiation. There is absolutely no radiation involved with the OCT scan. It is perfectly safe. There are no known risks associated with OCT scans and they don’t hurt.
We offer different OCT scans at ROCKLAND EYE
- nerve scan
- retina scan
- Measurement of the irido-corneal angle
OCT of the nerve
OCT allows for easier detection of glaucoma by measuring the density of the nerve fiber layers of the eye and the ganglion cell layer complex. We recommend routine OCT nerve scans for patients with a family history of glaucoma.
OCT of the retina
Retinal OCT is of particular importance for patients suspicious for age-related macular degeneration or known for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). We recommend that all our patients with ‘dry’ AMD are monitored closely for conversion to the ‘wet’ form. OCT testing allows us to see the deep and inner retinal layers and is useful in detecting subtle changes indicating conversion to the ‘wet’ form.
OCT of the irido-corneal angle
Another feature of the OCT at our clinic is that it provides a measurement of the irido-corneal angle. This measurement is useful for assessment of narrow angles and can sometimes replace or be used in addition to gonioscopy. If you have narrow angles, you could be at risk for angle-closure glaucoma.
OCT is useful in the detection and management of several eye conditions:
- optic neuropathies
- central serous retinopathy (CSR)
- age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
- plaquenil toxicity
- diabetic retinopathy
- hypertensive retinopathy
- epiretinal membrane
- optic disc edema
Automated Visual Field Testing
A Visual Field testing tests your peripheral or side vision. A visual field test can tell us if you have blind spots (called scotoma) in your vision and where they are. Subtle visual field loss can occur in glaucoma and can have a gradual onset. Since glaucoma affects peripheral vision, this test is used both for screening and to aid in the diagnosis as well as to monitor progression.
Examples of conditions requiring Automated Visual Field Testing
- sudden, unexplained visual loss
- optic neuritis
- use of certain medications such as plaquenil
- Hx or suspicion of stroke
During your routine eye exam at ROCKLAND EYE, your optometrist might suggest additional testing. We have invested in the latest technology in to allow for earlier detection and better management of certain eye disease. BOOK your comprehensive eye exam today.