Diagnostic Testing is provided at our Osborn office and is recommended by the physician to aid in the diagnostics of a wide variety of eye problems. Typical treatments include:
Visual Field Testing
Visual field testing provides your doctor with a map of your peripheral and central visual field to locate areas that may be affected by disease or other problems.
Potential Acuity Meter PAM (PAM)
PAM testing provides a measurement for vision potential, especially in the case of cataracts.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Laser tomography to evaluate the retinal nerve fiber which is imperative in evaluating glaucoma and retinal problems.
Getting an optomap image is fast, painless and comfortable. Nothing touches your eye at any time. It is suitable for the whole family. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time (like looking through a keyhole) and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken.
Under normal circumstances, dilation drops might not be necessary, but your eye care practitioner will decide if your pupils need to be dilated depending on your conditions. The capture takes less than a second. Images are available immediately for review. You can see your own retina. You see exactly what your eye care practitioner sees - even in a 3D animation.
Early signs of disease can be present in the periphery of your retina and remain undetected for a long time when using traditional methods.
The optomap ultra-widefield retinal image is a unique technology that captures more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic image while traditional imaging methods typically only show 15% of your retina at one time.
Benefits of an Optomap
The benefits of having an Optomap ultra-widefield retinal image taken are:
- Optomap facilitates early protection from vision impairment or blindness
- Early detection of life-threatening diseases like cancer, stroke, and cardiovascular disease
The unique Optomap ultra-widefield view helps your eye care practitioner detect early signs of retinal disease more effectively and efficiently than with traditional eye exams