Optomap® Retinal Exam
At Eye Clinics of Seattle, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with the best possible standard of care. Because of this we now offer the Optomap® Retinal Exam. This non-invasive procedure allows our doctors to see a much broader and more detailed view of the retina than is possible with conventional methods. When reviewed, the scan becomes a permanent part of your medical file, enabling our doctors to make important comparisons should potential vision-threatening conditions show themselves at a future examination.
Optomap® ultra-wide digital retinal imaging offers a 200° view of the back of the eye, versus only 30°-90° using conventional methods. Now you can see exactly what your doctor sees!
The digital imaging system takes images of the retina (the back part of the inner eye). This procedure assists your doctors in early detection and follow-up care of many disorders, including glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, and other vision threatening conditions. The images will be stored in the computer and compared with images at future examinations.
Visual Field (VF)
The Humphrey Visual Field is a special automated procedure used to perform perimetry, a test that measures the entire area of peripheral vision that can be seen while the eye is focused on a central point. Patients with glaucoma will often undergo this test on a regular basis in order to determine how quickly the disease is progressing. The Humphrey Visual Field test can also be used to detect conditions within the optic nerve of the eye, and certain neurological conditions as well.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) - Cirrus HD OCT
OCT is a non-invasive imaging test. OCT is a unique test because it allows doctors to look at cross-sectional layers of the retina. Each of the ten layers in the retina can be detected. OCT allows a doctor to measure the thickness of each layer to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of retinal diseases and conditions. Such conditions include age-related macular degeneration, pre-retinal membranes, macular swelling, macular holes, cystoid macular edema, central serous retinopathy, glaucoma, and optic nerve damage.