Diagnostics

The Bochner Eye Institute offers the most sophisticated digital imaging of the eye to detect early ocular disease. With Advanced Digital Imaging the resolution of the eye structures becomes much better defined.

The eye surgeons at the Bochner Eye Institute offer WaveFront guided treatments using CustomVue Wavefront technology.

WaveFront technology is a new LASIK technology that helps eye surgeons measure your eyes' level of refractive error with more precision. This technology works by sending beams of light into your eye and measuring the aberrations that appear when the light reflects off of the retina and exits the eye. WaveFront technology offers a more accurate measurement of the eye than traditional methods and allows the Toronto LASIK surgeons at the Bochner Eye Institute to create a more customized treatment plans for their patients.

Bochner Eye Institute is proud to use the latest in diagnostic technology to create a tailored vision correction plan for each patient. Our surgeons understand that LASIK is not for every patient, which is why we offer a variety of vision correction procedures, including PRK and two intraocular techniques – implantable contact lens (ICL) insertion and refractive lens exchange (RLE). Your surgeon will determine which technology and procedure best fits your unique situation so that you achieve the best vision results possible.

This testing measures the thickness of the cornea as well as the curvature of both the front and back of the cornea. Over 22,000 digital points are determined. Testing can detect an irregular or warped cornea that can lead to progressive loss of vision. If any corneal weakness is determined then cross-linking of the cornea can be performed to enhance collagen strength.

OPTICAL NERVE FIBRE AND 3 DIMENSIONAL IMAGING TO DETECT EARLY GLAUCOMA.

These tests identify patients with early optic nerve abnormalities indicative of glaucoma. Optical Coherence Tomography is performed to measure the optic disc in 3 dimensions to detect nerve tissue loss. In addition the thickness of the nerves that transmit visual information to the brain is measured. A reduction in the thickness of the nerve fibre layer is the most subtle sign of early glaucoma. Occasionally this can be positive when the eye pressure is normal. This is referred to as normal tension glaucoma. Treatment with drops, laser or surgery can be offered to reduce intraocular pressure and preserve vision.

DIGITAL RETINAL IMAGING TO IDENTIFY SIGHT THREATENING DISORDERS

Optical coherence tomography and retinal photography can identify abnormalities of the retina on the surface and below the surface at the cellular level to identify early macular degeneration, fluid leakage, hereditary disorders, and pigmented lesions of the back of the eye. Pigmented lesions may represent an ocular melanoma. This ocular cancer usually requires urgent treatment. If early macular degeneration is identified the use of specialized nutritional supplements or medications may have a beneficial effect on preserving vision.

NARROW ANGLE GLAUCOMA ASSESSMENT

Optical Coherance Tomography (OCT) can measure the depth of the anterior chamber, which is the distance between the cornea and the lens. Both the central and peripheral anterior chamber depth and angle can be measured.

Using a high-resolution 15-megapixel camera, the surface details of the optic disc and retina become better defined. Atypical pigmentary lesions of the retina can also be identified.

This is the most sophisticated and accurate way to determine the power of the intraocular lens implant for cataract or refractive lens exchange surgery. Unlike the older technique of ultrasound, nothing touches the eye and no drops are required.

A sophisticated tear film analysis provides additional information to help differentiate between aqueous deficiency versus MG D. LipiView is an instrument developed to observe the tear film. It uses advanced interferometry to capture images of the tear film, processing 14 million pixels per second – more than a billion data points in total – for precise evaluation of the tear film.