At the Eger Eye Group, we use cutting edge technology to identify, diagnose, and treat your conditions. Some new technology we are proud to offer below.




Heidelberg Retina Tomograph

Refractive Surgery    The Heidelberg Retina Tomograph is a system that combines a laser scanning camera and specialized software that evaluates the optic nerve. The HRT may diagnose glaucoma years before symptoms become apparent to the patient. The HRT gives measurements of size, depth and shape of the optic nerve and is especially useful at detecting small changes over time. The HRT exam takes just a few moments; it is a painless, non-invasive test and dilation of the eye is usually not necessary. The HRT is and accurate way to follow your progress and we may order repeat exams periodically to check your progress.

 

Remember that the key to controlling glaucoma is catching it early. The best way to prevent vision loss form glaucoma is to know your risk factors and to have eye examinations at appropriate intervals.



Optomap Retinal Exam
Optomap  The Optomap Retinal Exam is unique in that it gives eyecare professionals a much larger view (200 degrees) of the back of the eye - your retina - than conventional eye exam equipment. The images can be taken without dilating your pupils - a very common procedure which is uncomfortable and inconvenient for many people.

 

The Optomap image is displayed immediately after being taken, allowing the eye care professional to review it quickly and if necessary, refer you to a retinal specialist. Using the Internet, the image can be sent anywhere in the world for a specialist to review.

 

Each Optomap image is as individual as fingerprints or DNA and can provide eye care professionals with a unique view of your health very quickly and comfortably. The Optomap image is captured in less than one second and is immediately available for you and your doctor to review.

 

The Optomap Retinal Exam offers many advantages including:
*Provides an ultra-widefield view of the retina
*Comfortable and quick image capture
*Non-invasive
*Helps you understand your eye health
*Provides permanent records for future comparison
*Does not require dilating drops which typically cause *blurred vision and sensitivity to light
*Patient can resume normal activities immediately




Optical Coherence Tomography

Refractive Surgery    The Cirrus OCT incorporates ocular coherence tomography technology to provide comprehensive imaging and measurement of glaucoma and retinal disease. Cirrus OCT is the gold standard in vivo imaging device for the posterior segment and offers proven reproducibility for disease management. The Cirrus OCT provides real-time cross-sectional images and quantitative analysis of retinal features to optimize the diagnosis and monitoring of retinal disease and for enhanced pre- and post-therapy assessment. The device is beneficial for evaluation of cataract patients, pre- and post-operatively, and for the assessment of early signs of glaucoma and glaucomatous change.

 

Provides in vivo, cross-sectional images and quantitative analysis of retinal features to optimize the diagnosis and monitoring of retinal disease and for enhanced pre- and post-therapy assessment Provides retinal imaging and analysis to facilitate a more complete assessment of pre- and post-op cataract patients for better patient management.


Frequency Doubling Visual Fields

Refractive Surgery    Frequency Doubling Technology is a new technique that has been designed for rapid and effective detection of visual field loss due to glaucoma and other ocular diseases. Years of research and clinical trials of this technology have resulted in an instrument which provides rapid, clinically validated and user-friendly visual field testing. We have all our patients undergo this procedure as some visual field defects are completely asymptomatic. In some cases, we have diagnosed eye and neurological disease based on the results of this 60 second test.



 

Humphrey Atlas Corneal Topographer

 

Refractive Surgery    This computerized photographic instrument surveys the cornea and provides a detailed topographical "map" of its shape. If you are considering new contact lenses or thinking about refractive surgery (vision correction procedure involving the cornea), this information is vitally important.

 

The cornea is the highly curved clear window on the front of the eye. The cornea helps focus light on the retina and therefore plays a significant role in how well you see. As the curvature of this clear structure changes, both the way your contact lens fits and your prescription, can change. Understanding these exact curvatures is somtimes necessary to properly fit and prescribe contact lenses or spectacles. This information can also help us determine if refractive surgery is appropriate for you.

 

The corneal topography system is a major advancement in corneal analysis. In addition to contact lenses and refractive surgery applications, the Humphrey Corneal Topography System can detect slight conditions often invisible to even the most thorough conventional testing. The system can also help your doctor monitor subtle changes on your cornea over time.

 

The computerized corneal topography system measures a wide area of the cornea utilizing data from almost 8,000 individual points.

The printout above uses colors to create a model of the cornea. The map colors indicate how the cornea flattens and steepens over the entire surface area. The computer creates various printout displays to help your doctor select the contact lens style that will fit and feel best. Also, this corneal model helps in the planning and performance of refractive surgery.