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ZEISS CIRRUSS 6000 OCT and OCT-A : a powerhouse of clinical instrumentation
OCT EYE SCANNING
The use of OCT and OCT-A (Optical Coherence Tomography) in practice has transformed the way we assess the health of the eyes. However, these scans are not used to their true potential unless you have the specialist training and knowledge to understand and interpret them correctly. Our OCT instrument is a 4D scanner with laser tracking, meaning it can monitor your data and analyse how it changes over time. The laser tracking ability means it can obtain ultra-high-definition scans accurately the first time as it automatically tracks your eye movements. We have been using OCT in practice for years in our NHS clinics and on all patients who wish to have a much more thorough examination. Interesting Facts: The best OCT scanners, like ours, can also be used to pick up signs of neurological disease and stroke.
Carl Zeiss Humphrey Field Analyzer 3
GOLD STANDARD VISUAL FIELD ANALYSIS
This is a 'Best in Class' instrument providing the Gold Standard in visual field testing and analysis helping us to more accurately and precisely diagnose and monitor conditions such as Glaucoma, retinal vascular disease, neurological conditions and much more. Trends and changes over time are precisely detected by the instrument making it, clinically, one of the most valuable pieces of equipment in our practice.
The Lastest Generation IPL Treatment for Dry Eye... The Lumenis M22
Dry eye disease can occur due to the presence of abnormal blood vessels under the skin surface. These blood vessels deliver inflammatory markers to the eye whilst also altering the normal function of your meibomian glands.
These glands would usually secrete a runny, oily fluid providing lubrication to your eyes and preventing your tears from evaporating. With meibomian gland dysfunction, the glands become blocked as the oil becomes thicker and prevents runny secretions onto the eye surface. Eventually, this can cause the gland to ‘die out’ causing long term dry eye problems.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment utilises light at a specific wavelength which is applied to the surface of the skin around the eyes to destroy the abnormal blood vessels targeting the root cause of the inflammation to the eye and the glands.
The heat created from the treatment also warms the glands and loosens the thickened oils that have clogged the meibomian glands. A manual expression is then carried out after treatment to further release the blockages and increases the function of the glands.
At Eye 2 Eye, we use the latest IPL technology with the Lumenis M22™.
Compared to other IPL systems, the M22™ delivers a consistent level of energy between separate pulses with no energy spikes. This, in turn, creates a much safer treatment whilst allowing a higher, more effective energy level to be used whilst the patented cooled tip also creates a comfortable treatment.
Changeable parameters also mean that the settings can be altered to safely provide IPL treatments for a wider range of skin pigment types and for other facial conditions such as rosacea. A course of four (4) IPL treatments, spaced 2-3 weeks apart, is usually recommended but this is tailored around the needs of your eyes to ensure you achieve the best possible results.