NORTH WEST EYE SPECIALISTS

Services

Opthalmology is a branch of medicine that has seen some rapid developments in recent years. At North West Eyes Specialists, we have the expertise, facilities and equipment to offer the latest treatment techniques.

We provide a range of diagnostic services to assess conditions including cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, retinal vein occlusion, age-related macular degeneration, retinal pathology, uveitis, corneal disease, eye cancers and squint.

Test and Treatments include:

Surgical Treatments Available:

OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY (OCT)

SPECTRALIS HRA + OCT from Heidelberg Engineering. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) provides high-resolution images of structures at the back of the eye, such as the retina, choroid, and vitreous humour. OCT can be used to identify swelling of the retina. OCT is similar to ultrasonography but uses light instead of sound. Our Doctors use OCT to view disorders of the retina, including macular degeneration, disorders that can cause new blood vessels to develop in the eye, and glaucoma.

VISUAL FIELD ANALYSER (VF)

Visual field test produces a map of your complete field of vision. This test will help a doctor determine whether your vision has been affected by glaucoma. During this test, you will be asked to look straight ahead and then indicate when a moving light passes your peripheral (or side) vision. This helps draw a “map” of your vision.
Do not be concerned if there is a delay in seeing the light as it moves in or around your blind spot. This is perfectly normal and does not necessarily mean that your field of vision is damaged. Try to relax and respond as accurately as possible during the test.
Your doctor may want you to repeat the test to see if the results are the same the next time you take it. After glaucoma has been diagnosed, visual field tests are usually done one to two times a year to check for any changes in your vision.

A-Scan BIOMETRY

A-scan biometry uses high frequency sound waves (ultrasound). An A-scan is used to measure of the length of the eye, which is used to calculate intraocular lens power for cataract surgery.

FUNDUS AUTOFLUORESCENCE

Blue Laser Fundus Auto fluorescence using the SPECTRALIS HRA + OCT from Heidelberg Engineering.

CORNEAL TOPOGRAPHY

Pentacam  Scan

Corneal topography or corneal mapping provides both a qualitative and quantitative evaluation of corneal curvature.
Our Doctors use corneal topography to examine the cornea for subtle shape anomalies and pathological corneal conditions, such as keratoconus. Corneal surgeons are particularly concerned with keratoconus since its presence would contraindicate refractive surgery.

OPHTHALMOSCOPY

Ophthalmoscopy is a test that allows a doctor to see the inside the back of the eye (fundus), which includes the retina, optic disc, choroid, and blood vessels, using a magnifying instrument and a light source.
Ophthalmoscopy is done as part of a complete eye examination. It is used to detect and evaluate symptoms of retinal detachment or eye diseases such as glaucoma.
Ophthalmoscopy may also be done if you have signs or symptoms of high blood pressure, diabetes, or other diseases that affect the blood vessels.

GONIOSCOPY

This diagnostic exam helps determine whether the angle where the iris meets the cornea is open and wide or narrow and closed. During the exam, eye drops are used to numb the eye. A hand-held contact lens is gently placed on the eye. This contact lens has a mirror that shows the doctor if the angle between the iris and cornea is closed and blocked (a possible sign of angle-closure or acute glaucoma) or wide and open (a possible sign of open-angle, chronic glaucoma).

PACHYMETRY

Pachymetry is a simple, painless test to measure the thickness of your cornea — the clear window at the front of the eye. A probe called a pachymeter is gently placed on the front of the eye (the cornea) to measure its thickness. Pachymetry can help your diagnosis, because corneal thickness has the potential to influence eye pressure readings. With this measurement, your doctor can better understand your IOP reading and develop a treatment plan that is right for you. The procedure takes only about a minute to measure both eyes.

COLOUR TESTING

Pseudoisochromatic screening plates: Ishihara & HRR

Panel discrimination tests: Farnsworth D15 & l’Anthony’s Desaturated
Heidelberg Anomaloscope
Farnsworth Lantern
We offer colour vision testing for inherited or acquired disorders. Occupational diagnostic testing is available for those applying for:

Diagnosis, counselling and career advice are available for school children with inherited colour vision defects.

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