Eye Care Associates of New Hampton has an array of high technology instruments that help us accurately diagnose eye disease as well as treat it. Learn more about our technology by browsing through the images below.
SVI-SANET VISION INTEGRATOR
This is our newest piece of technology which allows us to help our patients with:
- recovery from brain injury vision impairments (stroke & trauma)
- improvement of athletic performance in many sports
- improvement in reading and comprehension skills
- recovery from ambloypia "lazy eye"
- improvement of binocular eye coordination and tracking
- improvement of school performance with ADD/ADHD
OPTOMAP RETINAL EXAMS
The OPTOMAP dual laser retinal imaging instrument enables us to do a complete retinal exam with minimal to no dilation in most cases. It can detect almost all retinal abnormalities such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, holes, tears, tumors, detachments, and many other conditions. Patients love being able to leave the office without being blurry or light sensitive from a full dilation.
The DIOPSYS NOVA VEP Vision Testing System is a painless, non-invasive vision test that objectively measures the function of the entire visual pathway from the eyes to the vision center of the brain. This takes as little as 4 minutes and is a guide to your Visual Evoked Potential (VEP).
VEP directly measures the electrical activity in the vision system. When light from an image enters our eye, it is converted into electricity at the retina and travels through the optic nerve and other pathways to the part of our brain that processes vision, the visual cortex. With the test we will measure the strenght of the signal reaching your visual cortex and how fast it gets there.
The VEP technology in the DIOPSYS NOVA device helps us determine how your eyes communicate with your brain in a way that no other instrument or vision test can.
KONAN SPECULAR MICROSCOPE
This system captures electronic images of the corneal endothelium, measures corneal thickness, and calculates endothelial cell density to facilitate examination of changes to the corneal endothelium caused by the cataract surgery, corneal transplants, contact lens wear and age related changes.
OPTOVUE-OCT (OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY)
The scanning lasers in the OptoVue-OCT provide objective and quantitative information for numerous ocular pathologies, including Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma. This allows for a faster test with a better resolution, 3-D data sheets, and greater ability in monitoring progressive diseases of the retina, optic nerve and anterior chamber.
The OCT is like and MRI of the retina and allows us to detect macular thickening, which happens when dry macular degeneration begins to convert to the wet form. It also detects early diabetic changes in the macular area. The advantage of detecting this type of macular change is that early treatment may then be initiated.
With Glaucoma, the OCT allows us to monitor changes in the optic nerve and the retinal nerve fiber layer. This is vital information in determining if glaucoma is present or progressing. Early detection of optic nerve or nerve fiber change enables appropriate treatment to be initiated much earlier than with older technologies.
KOWA NONMYD A-D FUNDUS CAMERA
This digital technology allows us to quickly take a photography of the macula, optic nerve and posterior pole area. It is extremely useful in finding important changes related to glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other retinal pathologies. Early recognition of changes can greatly increase the effectiveness of treatment and help prevent unnecessary vision loss.
TearLab is the single most accurate and objective test for diagnosing Dry Eye Disease. TearLab generates an Osmolarity number, which provides significant information to your Doctor.
With its objective, quantitative endpoint TearLab Osmolarity aids your Doctor in monitoring your response to treatment. The test is fast, easy, and accurate - requiring only 50 nanoliters of tear for analysis - a sample smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. It is also more patient friendly than older generation tests, as it is not intrusive, and requires no anesthesia.
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We have always known that some patients age faster than others. And we have also known that most eye diseases like macular degeneration and cataracts are age related. Indeed, the abbreviation for macular degeneration is AMD - which stands for Age Related Macular Degeneration.
Science now tells us that one of the primary reasons that some people age faster than others is that their antioxidant levels are too low to protect their cell's DNA from free radical damage. We also know that individuals that maintain high antioxidant levels in their system age at a slower rate and are much less susceptible to the diseases associated with aging.
So we are very excited to offer our patients this laser scanning technology which can accurately measure their antioxidant levels. If they are low, proper therapy can be recommended which is guaranteed to raise them. Dr. Uglum is living proof that it works as he scanned at very low levels in August of 2009 and was able to significantly raise them in just three months.
MACULAR RISK TEST
The Macula Risk Test is simple and non-invasive. It analyzes your DNA and accurately assesses your risk level for the high risk form of macular degeneration (wet macular degeneration). Our doctors can then intervene to help prevent loss of vision. This test consists of two painless cheek swabs and is covered by Medicare and most insurance providers.
To learn more please call our office at 641-394-2326.