Optical Coherence Tomography
Optical Coherence Tomography is used to create images of cross-sections of the optic nerve and macula. An OCT is a non-invasive instrument that uses light scatter to rapidly scan the eye. This instrument is integral for diagnosis and management of macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Learn more about Optical Coherence Tomography.
Humphreys Field Analyser
The Humphreys Field Analyser (HFA) is used to measure optic nerve function. This instrument is used to measure visual field function which helps in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma. As well we are able to measure any obstructions along the optic nerve caused by things such as tumours or stroke. Learn more about the Humphreys Field Analyser.
The HFA is also used to measure binocular visual fields known as an Esterman test. This is required for some driver’s license requirements.
The Zeiss Matrix uses frequency doubling technology (FDT) to measure visual fields. This technology measures visual fields and is sensitive to an underlying set of cells in the optic nerve (magnocellular pathway). This pathway is disturbed earlier in glaucoma and is an excellent test to help diagnose glaucoma. Learn more about Zeiss Matrix.
Digital Retinal Camera
This instrument is used to take digital photographs of the inside of the eye and helps us to track retina changes over time.