In addition to annual eye examinations for preventative health, a person who experiences eye symptoms should be checked by a eye doctor. Some eye diseases cause few or no symptoms in their early stages, so your eyes should be checked regularly and even more frequently if there is a known eye condition. Eye doctors who specialize in eye care are known as an ophthalmologist (a physician and surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases).
Diagnosis of eye conditions and disorders are initially based on the symptoms described by the person who is experiencing them, the appearance of their eyes, and the results of an examination by an qualified ophthalmologist.
At the Eye Center of La Jolla, we specialize in performing the safest yet most-advanced vision restoration procedures and disgnosis. Some of the diagnostic procedures that we perform are highlighted below. To schedule a consultation, call our La Jolla office at (858) 457-2220.
A-scan is an amplitude modulation scan. It gives the information in the form of one dimensional. it is used to detect the presence of flaws in the materials. A-scan ultrasound biometry, commonly referred to as an A-scan, is routine type of diagnostic test used in ophthalmology. The A-scan provides data on the length of the eye, which is a major determinant in common sight disorders.
Auto Refraction is a process your La Jolla Eye Center uses to measure the refractive error of your eyes to determine your vision problem, if any. A refractive error is an optical defect that prevents light to be brought into sharp focus on your retina, resulting in blurred or distorted vision. Examples of refractive error are myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.
Color Vision Testing
The Ishihara Color Test consists of a number of colored plates, called Ishihara plates, each of which contains a circle of dots appearing randomized in color and size. Within the pattern are dots which form a number or shape clearly visible to those with normal color vision, and invisible, or difficult to see, to those with a red-green color vision defect, or the other way around.
Corneal topography, also known as photokeratoscopy or videokeratography, is a non-invasive medical imaging technique for mapping the surface curvature of the cornea, the outer structure of the eye. Since the cornea is normally responsible for some 70% of the eye's refractive power, its topography is of critical importance in determining the quality of vision and corneal health.
Cycloplegic Refraction is a procedure used to determine a person's refractive error by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that aid in focusing the eye. Cycloplegic eye drops are used to temporarily paralyze or relax the cililary body, or focusing muscle, of the eyes.
Keratometry is an ophthalmic examination and evaluation using a keratometer to measure the curvature of the anterior surface of the cornea, particularly for assessing the extent and axis of astigmatism.
Ocular Coherence Tomography
Optical coherence tomography is one of a class of optical tomographic techniques. A relatively recent implementation of optical coherence tomography, frequency-domain optical coherence tomography, provides advantages in signal-to-noise ratio, permitting faster signal acquisition. We use OCT to obtain detailed images from within the retina for diagnosis of eye conditions.
Pachymetry is the process of measuring the thickness of the cornea. It can be done with a variety of methods, such as ultrasound and confocal microscopy (CONFOSCAN), or noncontact methods such as optical biometry, or Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and online Optical Coherence Pachymetry (OCP). Corneal Pachymetry is essential prior to a LASIK procedure for ensuring sufficient corneal thickness to prevent abnormal bulging of the cornea, a side effect known as ectasia.
Visual Field Analysis
A visual field test is an eye examination that can detect dysfunction in central and peripheral vision which may be caused by various medical conditions such as glaucoma, stroke, brain tumours or other neurological deficits.
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To learn more about the diagnostics and other procedures we offer, call Eye Center of La Jolla at (858) 457-2220 or contact our San Diego-area office by completing the contact form on this website.
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