Bay Eye Care offers only the best to our patients. That's why we make sure to keep up to date on the latest in ophthalmic technology. Advances in the medical field are happening all the time, so we pride ourselves on being able to offer our patients the best equipment to give them the best possible outcome. If you would like to know what makes our practice one of the best in the area, read on!
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition that affects the retina and the macula. It can cause severe vision loss, and in some cases, blindness. The optical coherence tomography (OCT) scan is a retinal diagnostic imaging machine. During an OCT scan, your Bay Eye Care doctor is able to diagnose you with AMD. The earlier you are diagnosed, the better the outcome of AMD.
Doctors generally refer to this at the "VEP Test". The VEP test tells us how well your eyes and your brain are working together. This test shows our doctors how well your eyes are performing. The test is nothing more than a simple eye exercise. The VEP portion of the test is measuring how well the eyes communicate with the brain, and the ERG portion tells us how well the retina is functioning. This test can help to detect many different disorders, including macular degeneration and glaucoma.
The IOL Master is a non-contact optical device that measures the distance from the corneal vertex to the retinal pigment epithelium. This allows fast, accurate measurements that are needed for cataract surgery. Because the device is non-contact, there is no need for anesthesia, making this test easy and worry free for our patients.
ALT and SLT are both treatments for glaucoma. ALT is recommended for patient with open-angle glaucoma that continues to progress despite the use of medications. ALT attempts to allow drainage of fluid from the eye thereby lowering intra ocular pressure. SLT has a similar affect to ALT, but selectively targets only the pigmented cells while preserving surrounding tissue. SLT leads to less damage to trabecular meshwork, making repeat treatment easier.
During cataract surgery, the cloudy natural lens is replaced with a clear artificial lens. The original "outer skin" of the natural lens is left to support the new intraocular implant. Sometimes, cell regeneration can cause this fine skin (posterior capsule) to become cloudy. The cloudy capsule interferes with vision in a similar way a cataract blocks vision. When this clouding occurs, the YAG laser is used to create an opening in the capsule, and a clear path for light entering the eye. This is a quick and painless procedure.
If you have any more questions about the technology we offer at Bay Eye Care, give us a call to set up an appointment today!