Treatment and Technology
Patients that visit Dr.Scott have the comfort of knowing that a state of the art Ambulatory Surgery Center is located within the same building as this allows the patient to receive all the necessary care in one convenient location.
Dr. Scott’s office has the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology that may help determine and treat any disease affecting the eye. Below are the types of equipment along with an explanation of how it helps Dr. Scott during your exam
Heidelberg Spectralis Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) – The “Heidelberg Spectralis” is a type of eye scanner used in diagnosing and treating diseases of the retina and cornea.
OCT scanning, which creates a computerized high-resolution 3-D image of the inside of the eye, can also be used in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and other diseases of the optic nerve.
Escalon Digital Color Photography – The Escalon digital camera creates both high resolution color and red-free images of the retina (the light-sensitive lining of the back of the eye) to aid in diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of eye diseases and disorders.
Fluorescein Angiography – This is a technique for examining the blood circulation in and just below the surface of the retina (the light-sensitive lining of the back of the eye) using fluorescent dye injected into the bloodstream. A special camera takes photographs of the retina as the dye reveals any potential problems or abnormalities.
ICG Angiography – Also known as Indocyanine Green Angiography. This technique is very much like fluorescein angiography in that dye is injected into the bloodstream and a special camera is used to take photographs of the eye to reveal any potential problems or abnormalities.
ICG angiography, however, is focused on detecting abnormal blood vessels in the choroid which is the layer of blood vessels under the retina. The glowing green dye allows pictures to be taken through blood, fluid, and pigments that might hide certain conditions.
Red Free Photography – This is a form of digital photography used when taking pictures of the retina (the light-sensitive lining of the back of the eye). The light is filtered to eliminate red colors, which improves contrast and makes it much easier to see the blood vessels in the eye.
Auto Fluorescence Imaging –This technique is used to diagnose and predict the progression of age-related macular degeneration as well as track how treatments are working. This is also known as Fundus Autofluorescence Imaging.
Sonomed B- Scan Ultrasonography – The Sonomed B-Scan is a tool used to create a cross-section view of the eye and the eye socket by using high-frequency sound waves. It’s used in situations where blood or other obstructions prevent the use of photo or video techniques to examine the retina.
Nidek Laser Photocoagulation – This solid-state laser system is used to seal leaky blood vessels or retinal tears as well as destroy abnormal blood vessels and tissue in the back of the eye. The system is used in the treatment of diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration as well as other eye diseases.
Stellaris Vitrectomy System – Vitrectomy is the surgical removal of vitreous gel (the jelly-like substance that helps keep the eyeball round) from the middle of the eye.
This surgical treatment is usually required in patients who have retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhaging, epiretinal membranes or severe scar tissue. It is also the only treatment for macular holes.
The Stellaris system, by Bausch + Lomb is one of the top surgical tools available to eye surgeons to date.
Zeiss Humphrey Visual Field – The Zeiss Humphrey visual field system is a computerized test used to assess a patient’s peripheral vision. For this test, patients are asked to press a button every time they see a flashing white light. This system is also used to diagnose glaucoma, some retinal disease and optic nerve pathology.