TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLINICS
Retinal Imaging – OptiVision Eye Care has purchased some of the most advanced technology available because we want the best for our patients. The Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT) and the Zeiss Visucam Retinal Camera offer OptiVision Eye Care doctors the ability to diagnosis and follow retinal and optic nerve disorders earlier.
Ultrasonic Technology – Allows Dr. Stephen Dudley & Dr. Gerald Clarke the ability to visualize structures inside the eye and is useful for diagnosing and treating glaucoma, cataracts, corneal & retinal diseases as well as making measurements necessary for some refractive procedures.
Optomap Retinal Photograph – This ultra-wide digital screening technology has multiple benefits:
- Advanced Screening for disease
- Testing is fast, easy and comfortable
- Documents a more complete view of the retina (back of the eye) than has previously been possible
- Enables us to better monitor your eye health annually
- Offers all of our patients the highest quality and standard of care available
- Allows you to see your retina during the exam
Your insurance plan may provide you with basic vision examination coverage but does not include advanced disease detection procedures like the Optomap so there is a minimal out-of-pocket fee for this imaging (unless you have an appropriate medical diagnosis which may be covered by insurance).
IOL Master 700 Series– The latest device used to determine IOL (Intraocular lens) power for cataract surgery. It allows allows fast, accurate measurements of eye length and surface curvature, necessary for cataract surgery.
Corneal Cross-linking – Corneal Cross-Linking is an FDA approved procedure to treat mild to moderate keratoconus. Corneal collagen cross-linking, performed by Dr. Clarke, strengthens chemical bonds in the cornea with the goal of halting progression of the thinning and steepening of the cornea. Corneal cross-linking is also a promising technique for treating and stabilizing patients with certain corneal infections. It has been used as an off-label treatment for corneal infections that are not responding to antibiotics or anti-fungal treatments. Cross-linking has been successfully used to treat fungal and in certain cases, bacterial corneal infections.
TECHNOLOGY IN THE SURGERY SUITE
LENSAR– (Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery coupled with Cassini topography) is used to enhance astigmatism correction and facilitate the cataract surgery itself. Often this is used to optimize multifocal and astigmatism correcting intraocular implants. The Cassini topography detects astigmatism and high-order aberrations precisely and reproducibly with an unprecedented measuring accuracy. The data is then fed into the LENSAR laser by wireless transfer which enables the surgeon to adjust the lens exactly to the “true” axis of astigmatism. The technical options offered by LENSAR in combination with Cassini, literally allows our eye surgeons to ‘tailor’ your cataract surgery.
Advanced CustomVue with iFS Femtosecond Technology –Dr. Stephen Dudley, & Dr. Gerald Clarke have the absolute most state of the art equipment in the world for your blade-free laser vision correction procedures.
- iDesign creates a 3-d map of the eye for a precise, personalized LASIK vision treatment. The system generates a high-definition scan that measures and maps irregularities of the eye that may impact vision. From these measurements, the iDesign System creates an accurate and personalized LASIK treatment plan based on the unique “blueprint” of each person’s eyes.
- Wavefront Technology — also called “custom LASIK” adds a greater degree of precision and personalization to your LASIK procedure by evaluating the unique characteristics of your eyes. Conventional LASIK surgery only attempts to recreate the vision correction that your eyeglass prescription provides but eyeglass prescriptions are not unique — thousands, even millions, of people can have the same eyeglass prescription as you. Custom LASIK using Wavefront technology provides a much more detailed map for reshaping your eye during the vision correction procedure.
KAMRA Inlay– is a vision correction procedure performed on your non-dominant eye to reduce the need for readers. The KAMRA inlay helps end blurry near vision and reduce the constant frustrations of reading glasses for those over 40 years old (presbyopia). It provides a natural range of vision — from near to far. It also offers long-term performance to help you continue to enjoy clear near vision over time, even as presbyopia progresses. The KAMRA inlay is ideal for people looking to no longer depend on reading glasses or contact lenses for their everyday activities. Many times it is coupled with LASIK.
MIGS– (Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery) is a revolutionary new glaucoma treatment. This term refers to any surgery that involves creating a tiny incision to implant a microscopic device (e.g. the iStent Inject) and help reduce pressure inside the eye. The iStent Injectconsists of two very small, titanium stents (less than 0.5 mm) that are surgically implanted into the trabecular meshwork (the tissue that drains fluid away from the eye). The stents create tiny channels that fluid can drain through, which helps to lower eye pressure. Following the surgery, most patients are able to stop or reduce the number of eye drops they use to treat their glaucoma.
SLT– (Selective Light Therapy) is a laser treatment performed to reduce or eliminate the need for glaucoma drops. It’s a simple, yet highly effective, laser procedure that reduces the intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma. It is performed in the ASC (Ambulatory Surgical Center) and typically takes no longer than five minutes. SLT uses short pulses of low-energy light to target the melanin, or pigment, in specific cells of the affected eye. In response, the body’s natural healing mechanisms go to work to rebuild these cells. This rebuilding process improves drainage and lowers intraocular pressure.
LFR– (Laser Floater Removal) is a non-invasive laser procedure that can eliminate the visual disturbances caused by eye floaters. The goal of LFR is to achieve a “functional improvement”. That is, to allow you to return to “normal” day-to-day activities without the hindrance of floaters.LFR involves the application of nanosecond pulses of laser light to evaporate the vitreous opacities and to sever the vitreous strands.