At Wollongong Eye Specialists Centres, our eye specialists use the latest equipment with state of the art technology to ensure our patients receive the best treatment. Our eye specialists keep themselves up to date with the latest developments across the globe and bring this latest proven technology to Wollongong Eye Specialists Centres.
A-Scan Ultrasound biometry, also referred to as just A-scan, utilizes an ultrasound device for diagnostic testing in Ophthalmology practices. This device can determine the length of the eye and can be useful in diagnosing common sight disorders. A-scans are also extremely beneficial in cataract surgeries, as they enable the Ophthalmologist to determine the power of the intraocular lens (IOL) needed for the artificial implant. Another use for A-scans is diagnosing and measuring masses in the eyes.
Corneal Pachymetry is the process of measuring the thickness of the cornea. A Pachymeter is a medical device used to measure the thickness of the eye's cornea. It is used to perform corneal Pachymetry prior to LASIK surgery, for Keratoconus screening, LRI surgery and is useful in screening for patients suspected of developing glaucoma among other uses.
It is a gold standard for the diagnoses and follow-up of glaucoma. Wollongong Eye Specialists Centres has the latest model of this machine with all the recent software to check for glaucoma progression / stability, early diagnosis of glaucoma. It also helps in assessing neurological Diseases with visual field defects.
A visual field test is an eye examination that can detect dysfunction in central and peripheral vision which may be caused by various medical conditions such as glaucoma, stroke, brain tumors or other neurological deficits. Visual field testing can be performed clinically by keeping the subject's gaze fixed while presenting objects at various places within their visual field.
It helps us to take good quality digital photos of the back of the eye including retina, optic nerve and blood vessels. It is also used to do the dye test which checks for abnormalities of blood vessels and age macular degeneration. Coloured photos are also helpful to monitor disease progression.
Fundus photography (also called fundography) is the creation of a photograph of the interior surface of the eye, including the retina, optic disc, macula, and posterior pole (i.e. the fundus).
Fundus photography is used by optometrists, ophthalmologists, and trained medical professionals for monitoring progression of a disease, diagnosis of a disease (combined with retinal angiography), or in screening programs and epidemiology.
Compared to ophthalmoscopy, fundus photography generally needs a considerably larger instrument, but has the advantage of availing the image to be examined by a specialist at another location and/or time, as well as providing photo documentation for future reference. Modern fundus photographs generally recreate considerably larger areas of the fundus than what can be seen at any one time with handheld ophthalmoscopes.
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty is clinically proven to treat glaucoma by safely and effectively reducing intraocular pressure in a single, office procedure.SLT can be an effective adjunct to medication therapy or used as a primary treatment to reduce or eliminate the need for topical glaucoma medications, along with their common side effects.
YAG lasers are used in ophthalmology to correct posterior capsular opacification, a condition that may occur after cataract surgery, and for peripheral iridotomy in patients with acute angle-closure glaucoma, where it has superseded surgical iridectomy.
It is used to help treat diabetic eye disease, retinal tears and venous occlusions. Our eye surgeons use the latest technology which maximises patient safety.
The three most common diseases treated with laser are retinal holes (to seal the retinal layers together), diabetic retinopathy (to stop leakage from small blood vessels which cause swelling or stop new blood vessels from growing) and macular degeneration (to destroy abnormal blood vessels that can cause vision loss).
It is an ultrasonic machine which helps diagnose diseases of retina / optic nerve. Our eye surgeons use the latest state of the art technology to monitor progression of glaucoma and diagnose any swelling / new blood vessels associated with macular degeneration. It is very helpful to monitor the response of Lucentis injections in patients with macular degeneration.
Optical Coherence Tomography, or 'OCT', is a technique for obtaining sub-surface images of translucent or opaque materials at a resolution equivalent to a low-power microscope. It is effectively 'optical ultrasound', imaging reflections from within tissue to provide cross-sectional images.
Optical coherence tomography is an established medical imaging technique. It is widely used, for example, to obtain high-resolution images of the anterior segment of the eye and the retina, which can, for example, provide a straightforward method of assessing axonal integrity in multiple sclerosis, as well as macular degeneration. Research indicates that OCT may be a reliable tool for monitoring the progression of glaucoma.
The Pentacam is a rotating camera that photographs both the anterior (front) and posterior (back) surfaces and other areas of the cornea (the front part of the eye). The Pentacam Scanner's main advantage is that it provides more precise measurements of the central cornea than any other ocular measurement instrument currently available.
The Pentacam has improved the ability of eye physicians to diagnose ocular conditions, especially the eye condition known as keratoconus, more accurately than in the past.
With iTrace, users can objectively "see what the patient sees" with a total quality of vision assessment. For the first time, eye care practitioners can truly understand, and better treat, vision complaints. The iTrace can increase users' confidence in vision analysis, even in difficult cases, with its highly accurate, state-of-the-art diagnostic information; improving efficiencies, saving time and avoiding mistakes. By identifying the origin of the aberrations through the unique analysis of lenticular vs. corneal aberrations, users have more information and a better understanding of patient's vision and the structures affecting it and therefore can make better treatment decisions.
All of our instruments are cleaned thoroughly and then sterilised using an autoclave machine before being used again.