AngioVue® lets us see the retinal vessels in a whole new way. Three-dimensional images are separated into individual layers of retinal vasculature to show our doctors an unprecedented level of detail.
Diopsys Vision Testing: Visual Evoked Potential (VEP)
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world, reports the World Health Organization. According to Prevent Blindness America, glaucoma is often called the “sneak thief of sight” because half of all patients who have it do not know it. Many optic nerve disorders are asymptomatic since central vision may not be affected until later stages of the disease. Also, diagnosis and management of optic nerve disorders are often based on structural or visual field tests which are limited in their ability to detect disease early.
The Diopsys® NOVA-VEP allows clinicians to objectively assess vision disorders earlier than traditional vision tests because it uses Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) technology and proprietary software to evaluate the entire vision system from the eye to the visual cortex. “VEP is an objective, functional test that can help discriminate between healthy and glaucomatous eyes,” says Alberto González García, M.D., neuro-ophthalmologist and Research Director at Diopsys, Inc., the device manufacturer. Eye care professionals may use VEP in addition to traditional testing methods to enhance diagnosis and treatment.
The Diopsys® NOVA-VEP records the electrical response of a patient’s entire vision system and provides easy-to-read reports that give the doctor a simple way to evaluate optic nerve function. Physicians are able to compare tests over time to track disease progression.
CR-2 Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera
ReSeeVit Endothelium specular microscope attachment
IVue Ocular Coherence Tomograph
Glaucoma Analysis Using the Confocal Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope (cSLO)
The Heidelberg Retina Tomograph (HRT) is a confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscope. A laser light scans the retina in 24 millisecond sequential scans, starting above the retinal surface, then capturing parallel images at increasing depths. The stacks of images can be combined to create a three-dimensional (3-D) topographic image of the retina. Images are aligned and compared using TruTrack™ software for both individual examinations and for detecting progression between examinations.
Octopus 300 Threshold Visual Field Analysis – Octopus 300 Pro Perimeter
Aviso UBM High-frequency A/B-scan
The PASCAL Dynamic Contour Tonometer (DCT)
Unlike applanation tonometers which are influenced by corneal thickness and other characteristics of the cornea, and hence may produce misleading estimates of IOP, the PASCAL tonometer provides an accurate and direct measurement of true IOP for more precise glaucoma diagnosis and management.
Dr. Kirstein is the Glaucoma Research Director for Ziemer Ophthalmology, the developer of the Pascal tonometer. Since 2003, he has been closely involved in the development and scientific validation of this exciting new device.
The Topcon SL-D2/D4 Slit Lamp Imaging System
This system allows the examining doctor to capture, store and share high resolution digital photographs of the front or back of the eye for accurate and efficient documentation of eye disease.