OPHTHALMIC & OPTIMETRIC EYE CARE

Introduction

Here at Centre Eyes; we aim to provide the best care for our patients. To aid in this we keep up to date with the latest technologies to detect, manage and treat a variety of ocular diseases.

Camera, OCT & General Eye Diseases

An OCT, or Optical Coherence Tomography, is a specialised camera that takes high-resolution cross-sectional images of the back of the eye. These images help to detect diseases that are in the early stages or that are difficult to see during a routine clinical examination. The OCT is especially essential in detecting and manages treatment for the most common causes of blindness in Australia, macular degeneration.

Anterior OCT & Keratoconus

An anterior OCT specialises in taking cross-sectional images of the anterior chamber of the eye. This is especially useful in analysing the cornea, anterior chamber angle, iris and lens. This can help detect and assist in the treatment and management of the diseases such as keratoconus. Keratoconus is an eye condition characterised by the thinning of the central zone of the cornea (the front surface of the eye. As a result of this thinning, the normal eye pressure within the eye leads the thinner area of the cornea to bulge forward. cornea will become increasingly thin and uneven in shape causing distortion as well as deterioration in vision. Although keratoconus does NOT cause blindness, it can have a significant impact on our vision and our everyday life tasks – such as watching TV, shopping, or reading a book.

Topography & Contact Lenses

The Corneal Topographer is a camera that gives a detailed map of your cornea. This map allows us to choose and fit many different designs of contact lenses to fit your eye and vision needs.

Visual field & Glaucoma

The visual field test measures your peripheral, or side vision. This test is important in cases such as glaucoma as it helps to determine severity of the disease, track progress and helps to treat and manage the disease.