With the GDx Access it is now possible to detect glaucoma at a much earlier stage than ever before. This is especially significant because glaucoma typically causes no symptoms in the early stages.
Why we’ve invested in GDx Access™:
GDx Access can detect glaucoma long before patients begin to lose their sight, allowing treatment to be initiated to preserve maximum vision.
GDx Access uses a safe, infrared laser to measure the thickness of the retinal nerve fiber layer, allowing doctors to determine early on whether structural damage has been done to the eye.
The patented GDx Access is the only screening technology available that directly and objectively evaluates the nerve fiber layer of the eye.
The GDx Access screening test is a comfortable, in-office procedure that does not require pupil dilation or drops in the eye.
The traditional eye pressure check is unable to detect glaucoma in many patients – 50 percent of glaucoma patients do not have high or abnormal pressure results. This device can identify those patients.
Optomap® Retinal Exam Catches Disease Early!
Optomap Retinal Exam, an ultra-widefield retinal examination, is the revolutionary diagnostic tool that allows clinicians to view a majority of the retina. The Optomap Retinal Exam is a non-dilating camera that captures a digital image of the retina. The Optomap allows the doctor to capture a 200° high-resolution image of the retina in a single shot-- without dilation -- in a quarter of a second. It’s easy for the patient, takes just a few minutes to perform, and is immediately available for review with the patient in the exam room.
What can the Optomap® detect?
Both ocular and systemic disease can be detected with the Optomap. The device allows us to evaluate your retina for problems such as macular degeneration, retinal holes, retinal detachments, hypertension and diabetic retinopathy. Benign nevi or "freckles" of the back of the eye can also be found just like freckles on your skin. A device like the Optomap is critical to differentiate benign "freckles" versus malignant melanomas of the retina. The Optomap allows you the opportunity to see the inside of your eye just as the doctor sees it!
Benefits of an optomap
The benefits of having an optomap ultra-widefield retinal image taken are:
- optomap facilitates early protection from vision impairment or blindness
- Early detection of life-threatening diseases like cancer, stroke, and cardiovascular disease
The unique optomap ultra-widefield view helps your eye care practitioner detect early signs of retinal disease more effectively and efficiently than with traditional eye exams.