Clarity Eye Group – Technology
Serving Orange County, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley
At Clarity Eye Group, our surgeons use only the latest, cutting-edge technology, training, and techniques to achieve the best results for our patients. This approach has helped them establish a reputation as some of the best cataract surgery Orange County specialists, as well as leading Visian ICLs experts.
- Optical Coherence Tomography
- Optos® OPTOMAP™
- Heidelberg Retina Tomograph (HRT II)
- Visual Fields
- ZEISS® IOL Master™
Optical Coherence Tomography
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a very sensitive non-contact diagnostic test commonly used to detect glaucoma, retinal thickening associated with macular degeneration, and numerous other retinal conditions.
OCT works by using light waves to create a high-resolution cross-sectional image of the inner structures of the eye in order to detect retinal changes below the surface of the retina such as macular holes, macular edema, and other eye conditions. OCT can reveal much more detail to the inner workings of the retina when compared to a simple dilated exam for patients with macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and many other retinal conditions. Because of this, doctors can more specifically assess and diagnose these conditions.
A leading tool available to doctors during the initial screening to detect eye diseases and disorders is the Optos® OPTOMAP™. The image created by the OPTOMAP™ provides the doctor with a digital wide-field of view of the patient’s retina, which is helpful in detecting eye diseases and disorders that may be missed using conventional retinal examination techniques. With this new tool, patients have the benefit of not necessarily needing dilation to exam the retina while at the same time providing a much better level of detail in the retina to follow changes in retinal conditions.
Heidelberg Retina Tomograph (HRT II)
The Heidelberg Retina Tomograph is a cutting-edge medical device used by doctors to examine the rear portion of the eye for the presence of various retinal diseases and disorders such as glaucoma. The HRT II uses a laser to scan the patient’s optic nerve head, producing three-dimensional images of the optic disc within the eye, and calculating the thickness of the retinal nerve fibers. Defects in the fibers can be an early telltale sign that a patient is developing glaucoma. The HRT II allows our doctors to apply statistical analysis to the optic nerve that is suspect for early glaucoma damage. The HRT II test takes less than 15 minutes. Because early detection of glaucoma is imperative in preserving vision, the HRT II can be an invaluable tool.
The visual field is the total area in which objects can be seen in the peripheral (side) vision while the eye is focused on a central point. A visual field test measures how much “side vision” a person has. Advances in computer technology have greatly enhanced the ability of doctors to measure a patient’s visual field.
Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer
The Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer is a computerized machine used by doctors to measure the visual fields that are visible to a patient. Analysis of visual fields is important to the proper diagnosis of glaucoma. The machine uses flashing lights cast inside a viewing hood to determine how well a patient can see. The lights appear in different vision areas, and with the patient’s head remaining still during the test, the patient’s visual field can be determined.
ZEISS® IOL Master™
The ZEISS® IOL Master™ is a device that uses partial coherence interferometry to measure the eye, calculate the dimensions and surface curvature, and evaluate the power of the intraocular lens, all of which are necessary before cataract surgery or removal of the natural lens can be performed. Measurements can be made quickly and efficiently without contact with the eye, which eliminates the need for anesthesia and greatly reduces the risk of corneal abrasions, eye infections and contamination of instruments. IOL Master™ technology, widely used in clinical ophthalmology, is much more accurate and predictable for choosing cataract replacement lenses, such as ReStor and Tecnis Multifocal. This technology also allows Clarity Eye Group’s surgeons to provide their Crystalens Orange County patients with the best possible vision correction results.
Contact Clarity Eye Group Today
At Clarity Eye Group, we are committed to providing our patients with the best and latest technology available in the science and practice of eye care. Using the most up-to-date techniques, equipment, and procedures, we are able to achieve consistently impressive results for our Orange County LASIK surgery and cataracts patients. Contact our practice today to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled doctors.