Tests you will have
Even with no risk factors or family history, all patients of the The Eye Practice have the following tests:
Retinal imaging: a picture is worth a thousand words, especially when it comes to baselining the health of your eyes. Capturing the unique appearance of your retina while it is young and relatively healthy, gives us the best possible tool to monitor change in your eyes over time.
OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography): See our OCT page for more information.
Central corneal thickness: thinner than average corneas are associated with a higher risk of developing glaucoma.
Visual field screening: All patients have a frequency doubling threshold (FDT) test to look for early signs of glaucoma or neurological defects. If your results are suspicious, or if there are other reasons to suspect glaucoma, you will have a more detailed visual field test called a Humphrey Visual Field.
Intra-ocular pressure: This may be measured with a non-contact method (puff of air on the eye) or, if glaucoma is suspected, with the gold standard Goldmann Applanation Tonometer.
If you have glaucoma or are suspected of having it, you will also have a test called gonioscopy. This test uses an angled mirror (similar to a dentist’s mirror) to examine the angle inside your eye where your iris meet your cornea.