OCT, or optical coherence tomography, is a type of image testing used to photograph the retina. Our retinas have ten different layers, and the thickness of each can be accurately measured using this technology.
OCT helps us determine whether your eye is healthy and gives us the information we need to treat any problems thoroughly and effectively. OCT is used to guide treatment for diseases such as glaucoma, AMD, and diabetic eye disease.
Optomap is another piece of technology we can use to analyze your retinas. This revolutionary tool gives us an ultra-wide view of your retina and does not require dilation drops.
The images taken are stored for future reference so that we can keep track of changes in your eye structure, no matter how small. This allows for early diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases that may not present with symptoms until their later stages.
Lipiflow can be used to relieve dry eyes that are caused by meibomian gland dysfunction. This technology uses gentle heating and massaging on both the inner and outer eyelids to effectively remove the blockages that cause dry eye.
This gentle treatment lasts approximately twelve minutes per session, and full results are expected six to eight weeks after treatment.
To learn more about dry eye disease and the other treatments available, visit our Dry Eye Therapy page.
Our meibomian glands are responsible for the oily component of our tear film, called meibum. If these glands are not functioning correctly, it can lead to dry eyes. Meibography refers to a group of technologies and techniques used to image and study the affected individuals’ meibomian glands.