State of the Art Technology
“90% of blindness or visual impairment is preventable or treatable.”
What is a Retinal Scan? Why is it important?
Digital retinal imaging technology allows our optometrists at Balmain Vision to capture images of the interior surface of the eye so we can assess it in one complete view. This allows for photo documentation to track for any subtle changes over time and detect any retinal diseases such as macular degeneration, optic neuritis, branch vein occlusion and diabetic eye disease.
What is the OCT scan?
Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) Scanning is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross sectional images of your retina. This allows our optometrist to visualise the deeper layers of the retina. This enable us to detect early eyes conditions such as Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy and Epiretinal Membranes.
It is diagnostic technology that is commonly used in ophthalmology practices to monitor disease progression.
At Balmain Vision, we utilise this technology to help detect eye conditions earlier than other testing methods as early detection and appropriate management is the forefront of our philosophy. This is important to preserve and maintain optimal eye health and visual function especially since most eye diseases don’t have visible symptoms until they have advanced. This is why we include both the OCT and retinal imaging in all our comprehensive eye tests.
Additional Imaging Test
Biometry is a measuring tool we use to measure the ocular structure along the eye axis. We commonly use it to obtain the axial length of the eye for myopia management in children. The rate of change in axial length helps our optometrists to effectively control and manage myopia or short-sightedness.
Corneal Topography is a non-invasive measuring tool we use to map the surface curvature of the cornea, the outer structure of the eye. The cornea is responsible for about 70% of the eyes focussing power. We commonly use it to obtain fine details of the condition of the corneal surface to diagnose, monitor and treat various eye conditions such as early signs of keratoconus, LASIK patients and contact lenses fittings.