This in-office 10 minute test distinguishes adenoviral from bacterial conjunctivitis, allowing better determination of the need for antibiotics or other treatments.
Tear Osmolarity Testing
This in-office test helps to diagnose dry eyes and is useful in following the response to treatment after a diagnosis of dry eyes has been made. Tears maintain the surface of the eye, protecting it from infection and keeping vision clear. The ability of the tears to function properly depends on their stability and composition. The body compensates for the composition of the tear film by correcting fluid volume and salt content. Many patients with dry eye have a deceased fluid volume in their tears, making them more concentrated (higher osmloarity) than they should be. This test collects a small volume of tears and analyzes the osmolarity of the tears. It is painless and takes less than 1 minute to perform.
Visual Field Testing
This non-invasive test measures peripheral or central vision and provides a map of areas of vision loss. This testing is performed routinely to follow patients with glaucoma and to screen patients taking medications that have the potential to cause damage to the structures of the eye. It is also used to evaluate vision loss from diseases of the brain such as strokes and tumors.
Optical Coherence Tomography
This non-invasive imaging modality uses scattered light to produce highly magnified and detailed examination of the structure of the optic nerve and retina. This testing is used commonly for patients with glaucoma and certain retinal diseases such as macular degeneration and diabetes.
This non-invasive test uses sound waves to evaluate the internal structures of the eye. This test is used when it is not possible to view the posterior structures of the eye due to severe corneal scarring, advanced cataracts, or bleeding inside the eye.
This test evaluates the circulatory system in the eye. A fluorescent dye is injected into a vein in a hand or arm and a specialized digital camera takes photographs of the retina. Dilation of the pupils is required for this testing. This testing is done to evaluate patients with macular degeneration, diabetes, and other diseases that affect blood vessels in the eye.