As part of an ongoing effort to bring our patients the best in complete eye care, Hudson Valley Eye Surgeons, PC prides itself on using the most advanced diagnostic and treatment equipment available.
Hudson Valley Eye Surgeons, PC has added the Pentacam HR (high resolution) Imaging System to our array of state-of-the-art equipment. Our staff utilizes the Pentacam HR imaging system for routine evaluations as part of our screening and diagnostic procedures. The Pentacam HR has enabled us to analyze the front "anterior" segment of the eye with a degree of accuracy that was previously unavailable. Using this new tool, our surgeons are able to optimally analyze candidates for LASIK, corneal and complicated cataract procedures, and obtain vital information in many other diagnostic situations.
The WaveScan Wavefront System is cutting edge technology that allows for the most accurate and precise evaluation of a patient’s eyesight prior to LASIK and PRK (laser refractive surgery). The Wavescan system works by precisely measuring imperfections in the eye and designs a correction plan which is transferred to a laser and used during refractive surgery. Each pulse of the laser can remove as little as .25 micron (1/4 of 1/1000 millimeter of tissue, which allows the incredible precision achievable by laser vision correction).
The Humphrey Visual Field Machine is of vital importance in properly diagnosing and treating glaucoma as well as other issues affecting the visual field, including strokes, tumors, and other optic nerve diseases. This instrument checks for loss of specific areas of our vision, such as peripheral vision. This allows for rapid diagnosis and treatment.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is conducted using a machine that takes high resolution microscopic pictures of the eye without ever touching the eye itself. It provides a much higher resolution image than other imaging equipment because it is based on a light, rather than sound or radio frequency and is most commonly used to obtain a high-resolution cross-sectional image of the retina to diagnose and treat such diseases as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
A Digital Fundus Camera is a camera which takes photos of the interior portion of the eye, including the retina, optic disc, and the macula. This instrument is used to monitor the progression of a disease or as a diagnostic tool.
Fluorescein Angiography (FA) is a method that allows for the examination of the circulation within the retina. A dye is injected through a vein in the arm and photographs are then taken of the retina shortly thereafter. This process can detect the presence of retinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, vein and artery occlusions and ocular tumors.