Eye care has changed dramatically in the past twenty years. New technology allows eye disease to be diagnosed and treated much earlier than in years past. Our doctors are committed to providing only the best eye care, and in doing so invest continually in new technology to diagnose and treat eye disease.

Some of our newest additions include the Optomap Retinal Exam, and the Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph (HRT)
Family Eye Care of NEPA is proud to be FIRST in the area to offer the Optomap Retinal Exam

Family Eye Care of NEPA is the first eyecare provider in the Wayne and Pike County area to offer patients the optomap® Retinal Exam (photo above), offered by Optos, Inc. The optomap® Retinal Exam is a scanning laser ophthalmoscope that captures an image of virtually the entire retina.

Dr. Corso and Dr. Dzwieleski are pleased to offer this new technology to their patients. Most patients feel they should only be examined when they need a change in prescription. In reality, the most important part of the examination is determining the health of the retina. The optomap® provides a permanent digital image which can be manipulated and magnified to allow a comprehensive view of the back of the eye in order to better and more effectively discover abnormalities that may be present.

The optomap® Retinal Exam non-invasively captures an instantaneous, ultra-widefield digital scan of the retina, revealing important information for the comprehensive evaluation of systemic and ocular health. The 200 degree internal scan captured in a quarter of a second enhances clinical care, patient satisfaction and practice efficiency. It is performed quickly and easily enabling practitioners to spend more time analyzing, diagnosing and educating rather than gathering information. optomap® scans are performed as an initial step in a comprehensive eye exam, giving practitioners a tool to help discover retinal disease. This offers an assisted opportunity to diagnose eye conditions – as well as other health conditions – early. Importantly, it enables the practitioner to effectively determine the next course of action.

Early detection of any retinal abnormality may lead to earlier and safer treatments and in many cases prevents vision loss. The optomap® Retinal Exam should be performed annually regardless of symptoms, thereby allowing doctors to observe subtle changes occurring as patients age.

Since the optomap® Retinal Exam’s inception in 1999, millions of exams have been conducted world wide, aiding in the detection and diagnosis of serious eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, macular degeneration, and other pathologies like melanomas.

The Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph (HRT)

The HRT (photo on right ) is a non-invasive imaging system that uses lasers to measure the thickness of the macula and compare the thickness of the macula to healthy controls. Utilizing vessel patterns and other landmarks, the HRT aligns scans for composite images that clearly document changes over time. This allows for a simple and easy-to-use technique that helps to diagnose wet AMD early and treat it before visual acuity is completely lost.
Three different areas are looked at when using the HRT

The Edema Index is a fast, easy method of detecting suspicious retinal areas that may not be readily apparent to the clinician even under careful examination. The Retinal Thickness measurements of the HRT create a complete map of the scanned area, which is useful for tracking disease changes as therapy continues. The Reflectance Image captures differences in the surface appearance of the retina and enables interpretation of both the Edema Index and the Retinal Thickness Maps.

Along with frequent eye exams, the additional information we recieve by using the HRT, helps in our assessment of both the progression and treatment of AMD. Family Eye Care of NEPA is dedicated to maintaining and managing all our patients with state of the art equipment, high quality eye exams, and the efforts of dedicated, skilled doctors an staff.

Dr. Frank Dzwieleski  •   Dr. Matthew Corso  •   Optometrists
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