Can you explain my eye tests?

There are many types of eye tests to detect problems.  Ophthalmologists have to find the problems before we can know what treatments will work best.

Cornea Tests

Photos:  used to document the appearance, size, and location of eye structures in the front of the eye.

Corneal Topography:  used to map the clarity, shape, curves, and thickness of the cornea.

Corneal OCT:  used for in depth details of the structure of the cornea.

Endothelial Cell Count:  used to measure the number, size, and shape of the cells that keep the cornea clear and compact.

Corneal Pachymetry:  used to measure the thickness of the cornea.

Lens Tests

Intraocular Lens (IOL) Measurements:  used to determine the correct power of the lens inserted during cataract surgery.

Anterior segment UMB or OCT:  used to examine the structures in the front of the eye when the cornea is not clear.

Retina Tests

Photos:  used to document the appearance, size, and location of structures in the back of the eye.

Retinal OCT:  used for in depth details of the structure of the retina.

Flourescein Angiography:  used to map the flow and leakage of blood in the vessels of the retina.

Optic Nerve Tests

Photos:  used to document of appearance, size, and location of the optic nerve.

Optic Nerve OCT

Optic Nerve OCT:  used for in-depth details of the structure of the optic nerve.

Optic Nerve OCT

Visual Field:  used to map any problems with central or peripheral vision.

Visual Field

Dr. Vital’s office at Houston Eye Associates has the latest technology in ocular testing to help you see better.