Glaucoma Screening Assessment
Zeiss Forum Glaucoma Workplace is central to our glaucoma screening clinic.
This industry leading diagnostic software allows results from our OCT, visual field analyser and retinal camera to be combined into reports comparing your results with what are normal for your age and with your own results over time. This information combined with our clinical expertise and decades of experience allows us to diagnose glaucoma at the earliest opportunity and offer better treatment outcomes.
If you are worried about your glaucoma risk, or if glaucoma runs in your family our glaucoma screening clinic is perfect for you.
What to expect in our Glaucoma screening clinic?
Regular glaucoma screening check-ups include three routine eye tests – tonometry, visual field analysis and ophthalmoscopy.
Our comprehensive glaucoma screening examination involves TEN examinations to ensure we diagnose glaucoma as early in the disease process as is currently possible. To do this we use industry leading, cutting-edge glaucoma diagnosis and monitoring technology and software from Carl Zeiss.
Our Zeiss Cirrus 5000 High Definition OCT, Zeiss Clarus 500 Ultra-widefield retinal camera, Zeiss Visucam 200 High Definition Retinal Camera, Zeiss Humphrey HFA3 Visual Field Analyser and the Zeiss Forum Glaucoma Workplace software represent the latest advancements in glaucoma diagnosis and monitoring.
A Comprehensive Glaucoma Exam
To be safe and accurate, 10 factors should be checked before making a glaucoma diagnosis:
1. Tonometry – measuring the inner eye pressure (Non-Contact Tonometry or Contact Tonometry).
2. Indirect ophthalmoscopy – examining the health of the optic nerve.
3. Visual Field Analysis – examining the complete field of vision.
4. Gonioscopy – examining the angle in the eye where the iris meets the cornea.
5. Pachymetry – measurement of cornea thickness.
6. High Definition Fundus Photography – Documenting the appearance of the optic nerve with high quality photographs.
7. High Definition Optic Nerve OCT – Three dimensional measurements of the optic nerve and retinal nerves
8. Ganglion Cell OCT – Accurate measurements of ganglion cell density at the macula.
9. Anterior OCT – Imaging of the angle in the eye where the iris meets the cornea.
10. Guided Progression Analysis – Serial trend analysis of visual field and OCT measurements over time.
Repeating the observations and measurements above allows us to populate our Zeiss Forum Glaucoma Workplace software. This software system allows us to view your progression and predict your potential future progression, thus allowing us to diagnose glaucoma at the earliest possible stage in disease.
If you are being treated for glaucoma this system enables us to track how effect your treatment plan is.