BLEPHEX® Eyelid Treatment
The BlephEx® eyelid treatment is a new, in-office procedure that deaply cleans your eyelid margins to remove excess bacteria, biofilm and bacterial toxins that can cause Blepharitis and other eye infections. With maintenance, the eyelids will stay clean and symptom-free.
Over 50% of all patients suffer from some type of eyelid symptoms associated with insufficient eyelid hygiene.
For more information on the BlephEx® eyelid treatment, go to the BlephEx® website
MEIBOX Gland Imaging
The Meibox is used for the management of Ocular Surface Disease and Dry Eye. With this new technology, we are now able to diagnose and treat this disease in the early stages before a patient starts to feel symptoms. Meibography provides doctors and patients to view, track, and treat this progressive disease before it is too late. This imaging uses intelligent lighting to show the enhanced outlines of all Meibomian glands that may be difficult to see in a traditional manual view. Our Meibox imaging software allows for side by side comparison to track progressive changes between two eyes and also to compare changes that occur in the same eye between visits.
OPTOS Retinal Exam
The optomap® Retinal Exam produces an image that is as unique as you fingerprint. This image gives us a wide and detailed view of your retina (The retina is the part of your eye that captures the image of what you are looking at, similar to film in a camera). This is also a permanent record for your file, which allows us to view your images each year to look for changes.
Many eye problems can develop without you knowing. You may not even notice any change in your sight. But, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina.
The optomap® Retinal Exam is fast, easy, and comfortable for all ages. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The optomap® image is shown immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you.
For more information on the optomap® Retinal Exam, go to the Optos website.
Corneal maping, 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.
At Premier Eye Center, Dr. Filak uses an OCULUS KERATOGRAPH TOPOGRAPHER. This three-dimensional map is a valuable aid to the examining ophthalmologist or optometrist and can assist in the diagnosis and treatment of a number of conditions; in planning refractive surgery such as LASIK and evaluation of its results; or in assessing the fit of contact lenses. A development of keratoscopy, corneal topography extends the measurement range from the four points a few millimeters apart that is offered by keratometry to a grid of thousands of points covering the entire cornea. The procedure is carried out in seconds and is completely painless.
Digital Retinal Imaging
Digital Retinal Imaging allows your eye doctor to evaluate the health of the back of your eye, the retina. It is critical to confirm the health of the retina, optic nerve and other retinal structures. The digital camera snaps a high-resolution digital picture of your retina. This picture clearly shows the health of your eyes and is used as a baseline to track any changes in your eyes in future eye examinations.
We use cutting-edge digital imaging technology to assess your eyes. Many eye diseases, if detected at an early stage, can be treated successfully without total loss of vision. Your retinal Images will be stored electronically. This gives the eye doctor a permanent record of the condition and state of your retina.
This is very important in assisting your Optometrist to detect and measure any changes to your retina each time you get your eyes examined, as many eye conditions, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration are diagnosed by detecting changes over time.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
At Premier Eye Center, Dr. Filak uses a OPTOVUE IVUE OCT scan. An Optical Coherence Tomography scan (commonly referred to as an OCT scan) is the latest advancement in imaging technology. Similar to ultrasound, this diagnostic technique employs light rather than sound waves to achieve higher resolution pictures of the structural layers of the back of the eye.
A scanning laser used to analyze the layers of the retina and optic nerve for any signs of eye disease, similar to an CT scan of the eye. It works using light without radiation, and is essential for early diagnosis of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinal disease.
With an OCT scan, doctors are provided with color-coded, cross-sectional images of the retina. These detailed images are revolutionizing early detection and treatment of eye conditions such as wet and dry age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachment and diabetic retinopathy.
An OCT scan is a noninvasive, painless test. It is performed in about 10 minutes right in our office. Feel free to contact our office to inquire about an OCT at your next appointment.
Visual Field Testing
A visual field test measures how much ‘side’ vision you have. It is a straightforward test, painless, and does not involve eye drops. Essentially lights are flashed on, and you have to press a button whenever you see the light. Your head is kept still and you have to place your chin on a chin rest. The lights are bright or dim at different stages of the test. Some of the flashes are purely to check you are concentrating.
Each eye is tested separately and the entire test takes 15-20 minutes. Dr. Filak may ask only for a driving licence visual field test, which takes 5-10 minutes. If you have just asked for a driving test or the clinic doctor advised you have one, you will be informed of the result by the clinic doctor, in writing, in a few weeks.
Normally the test is carried out by a computerised machine, called a Humphrey. Occasionally the manual test has to be used, a Goldman. For each test you have to look at a central point then press a buzzer each time you see the light.
The NIDEK REFRACTOR Model RT-2100 is a computerized refractor used for subjective refraction when connected to the NIDEK AUTO REFRACTOMETER (AR) , AUTO REF/ KERATOMETER (ARK) and AUTO LENSMETER (LM)*1. The doctor has a fully computerized refraction system that simplifies and speeds up refraction for the best possible prescription for your visual needs.
Requiring no drops and no air puff, the quick and painless Icare tonometer makes eye pressure measuring easy and has an important role in glaucoma screening.
M’eye Fit Touch uses a patented 3D measurementwhich takes into account the exact angle of the your eyeglass frame. It covers PDs, monocular PDs, fitting heights, pantoscopic angle, wrap, vertex and reading distances. Measurements taken with the M’eye Fit Touch are incredibly accurate.