Diagnostics

Fluorescein Angiography

Fluorescein angiography is the practice of taking photographs of blood vessels inside the eye (an angiogram) with the help of a contrast dye (fluorescein dye). These pictures help doctors evaluate, diagnose and manage retinal problems, such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, abnormal vessel growth, swelling, leaking, cancer or tumors.

The diagnostic examination is done in the office. First, the patient's pupils are dilated with eye drops. Then, a few photographs are taken with a special ophthalmic camera. Next, the contrast dye is injected into the patient's arm. The dye travels through the blood vessels from the arm into the eye within a few seconds and "lights up" the blood vessels for the camera. Several photos will be taken at different time intervals for comparison.

For any questions, comments, or to schedule an appointment please click here to contact us.


Optical Coherence Tomography

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an advanced technology used to produce cross-sectional images of ocular structures. These images can help with the detection and treatment of serious eye conditions such as corneal dystrophy, macular holes, macular swelling and optic nerve damage. The technology is most commonly used to image the front part of the eye (cornea) and back part of the eye (retina). Its non-invasive objective measurements can help diagnose and manage the progression of ocular conditions, such as glaucoma, diabetes and corneal dystrophies.

The OCT uses technology that is similar to CT (computerized tomography) or CAT (computerized axial tomography) scans of internal organs by using scattered light to rapidly scan the eye and capture a multitude of cross-sectional images to create an overall image. Unlike other imaging techniques, the OCT uses light to produce high resolution images, rather than sound or radio frequency waves.

For any questions, comments, or to schedule an appointment please click here to contact us.


Other Diagnostics

At Fromer Eye Centers, we utilize the latest technology to help diagnose and manage your ocular conditions. The following are just some, but not all, of the instruments we have in our offices.
• Visual Field
• Ultrasound Biomicroscopy (UBM)
• A-scan Ultrasound Biometry
• B-scan Ultrasonography
• IOLMaster® Optical Biometer
• Ocular Response Analyzer® (ORA)
• Pachymeter
• Heidelberg Retina Tomography (HRT)
• Cell Count
• Corneal Topography
• Fundus Camera
• TearLab
• Handheld Slit Lamp Microscope
• Icare/Tono-pen Tonometers

For any questions, comments, or to schedule an appointment please click here to contact us.