At Rosser Optometry we have invested in state-of-the-art optical equipment which gives us a more in-depth look at your eye health. Our technology enables us to detect glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, ocular lesions, retinal detachments, and other diseases. The tests are quick, easy and painless.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
An OCT is often likened to an MRI scan of the eye. It takes cross-sectional images of the retina, optical disc and cornea. This procedure is currently the only one that shows in-depth images of the eyes internal surface, making it a powerful diagnostic tool. It detects early signs of eye disease and helps monitor disease as each image is stored and used as a baseline measure against future scans. Zeiss Cirrus machines are regarded as the gold-standard in OCTs.
Ultra-widefield retinal imaging
Our Optos Daytona takes an ultra-widefield view of the retina for the detection and management of glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes and even cancer. It captures up to 82% of your retina while traditional retinal imaging captures only 15% enabling us to get comprehensive view of the back your eye. We are one of the few practices in SE Queensland to have this technology and it’s as quick and simple as having a picture taken.
Visual Fields Analyser
The Zeiss Humphrey Field Analyser provides the gold standard visual field test. Combined with our OCT this instrument is essential in the diagnosis and management of Glaucoma. It can also detect other conditions such as strokes and pituitary tumours in the brain, which can cause visual field loss.
Who should have these tests?
We recommend these tests for all patients who have the following:
- High blood pressure
- Floaters or flashes of light in their vision
- Family history of glaucoma or macular degeneration
- A strong glasses prescription
- Over 40yrs of age
These tests are not currently covered by Medicare. We will discuss the additional fee with you beforehand.