Leading Edge Technology Allows for Better Patient Care
We feel that patients receive better care when physicians leverage the latest technology available. Some examples of how the eye doctors at Total Eye Care use technology are listed below.
Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy
Total Eye Care employs two types of scanning laser ophthalmoscopes. The Optomap allows for panoramic photography of the back of the eye and The Zeiss Cirrus Optical Coherence Tomographer which is used in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the back of the eye (retina).
The Diopsys® Pattern Electroretinogram gives our eye doctors an objective
assessment of retinal function. The Pattern ERG (PERG) measures the signal
strength of the retinal information being sent to the optic nerve. A recent
study from the Bascom Palmer Eye Hospital showed that the Pattern ERG can
detect glaucoma 8 years before other methods.
High-tech instruments permit us to perform a comprehensive digital retinal exam which allows us to detect many eye diseases earlier. By using these instruments, we can achieve a panoramic view of the retina. With this technology, we can evaluate all of the retinal layers without dilation or X-Rays.
The Optomap was developed by a scientist from Scotland that wanted to find a more comfortable way of viewing the back of a patient’s eye. Most patients hate to be dilated. The Optomap allows our eye doctors to see approximately 80% of the back of your eye (the ocular fundus) without dilation. The Optomap takes a series photographs in less than 1/4 of a second.
SynergEyes Hybrid Contact Lenses
SynergEyes contact lenses provide an alternative to rigid gas permeable or hard contact lenses. SynergEyes contact lenses are an option for most patients; however, they are most often used for patients with keratoconus, treatment of LASIK complications, irregular astigmatism, and presbyopia (difficulty seeing at near). Do you have keratoconus? Read our comprehensive article on SynergEyes and hybrid contact lenses on the KeratoconusDoctors.com website (opens in a new tab/window).
A corneal topographer gives detailed shape information of your eye to the doctor. This information is similar to a topographical map that tells a hiker the location and slope of the terrain. A contact lens can be customized using this information. Corneal topography is essential for helping patients with keratoconus, treating LASIK complications and orthokeratology.
Bifocal contact lenses give patients over 40 the freedom to have simultaneous vision at distance and near. Patients relate to us that one of their greatest frustrations is their inability to easily change focus from near to far. In our experience, bifocal contact lenses can usually solve 80% of a patient’s near/far problems. Bifocal contact lenses are available as soft daily or extended wear contacts and as gas permeable lenses.
Electronic Medical Records
Electronic medical records allow for better documentation. Computerized medical records are never misfiled and are always legible. Reports are easily generated to referring physicians. Your records are safe. All of our patient’s medical records are electronic and are backed up nightly to multiple locations out of state.