As members of the National Glaucoma Society, Dr. Dugue and Dr. Chi attended its symposium this past Sunday. The lectures provided a wealth information on reinforcing current glaucoma standards and introducing new technology. Innovations in development include new methods of recording eye pressure, monitoring visual changes at home, and treatment options. For example, virtual reality headsets are being incorporated into glaucoma testing. The advantage is being able to perform visual field testing with consumer VR headsets (ex. Oculus) so that patients can do the test in the comfort of their homes. Nevertheless, one of the most important aspects of glaucoma is periodic visits with your eye doctor. Make an appointment today!
Do you dislike being dilated? Does being blurry and light sensitive for several hours ruin the rest of your day? If you answered yes, then we have a solution for you! Optos retinal imaging is capable of capturing an image up to 200 degrees of the back of the eye in less than 0.4 seconds without the dilation, thus skipping the side effects. The ability to see out in the periphery of the retina allows for detection of potential sight threatening conditions. The image is captured in different wavelengths so that different layers can be examined. The digital image is kept securely in our database so that the doctors can monitor for any changes. It is suitable for patients of all ages, so come see your retina today!
Here at James R. Dugue Optometry, we strive to upgrade our technology with the purpose of improving patient care. Recently, we've acquired a few instruments and equipment that help us do that. The first one is an adapter to our Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT) that allows us to fully visualize the front of the eye. This allows us to better evaluate specialty contact lenses, narrow angle glaucoma, and more. In narrow angle glaucoma, it allows us to identify patients who are at risk, which traditionally involves a lens touching the eye.