The field of ophthalmology continues to grow technologically with promising developments aimed at providing quality eye care.
FREMONT, CA: Technological advancements have made significant progress in improving eye care facilities. These advancements are probably the most important in the journey to cure eye disorders. Here are a few innovative technologies in the treatment of ophthalmic disorders that transform the vision care landscape.
• Ophthalmoscopy to Diagnose Retinal Disorders
The ophthalmoscope, a handheld tool that shines a bright light into the eye, allows the ophthalmologist to view the retina through the pupil. With ophthalmoscopy, the ophthalmologists diagnose retinal disorders and other medical situations like glaucoma, high blood pressure, or sometimes even brain tumors and make the relevant referral to another medical specialist and administer the correct treatment.
• Painless Surgery with Femtosecond Laser Technology
Femtosecond laser technology facilitates surgeons to create skinny Lasik flaps or eliminate eye tissue accurately. The incision is done using thousands of laser pulses rather than a blade. It takes less than 10 seconds for the painless operation, and the next day, many patients report nearly normal vision. The system's reliability means that many people may now qualify who were earlier told they were not suitable applicants for Lasik.
• Ophthalmic Ultrasound for Clinical Evaluation
Ultrasonography is a fundamental adjuvant in the clinical evaluation of the different eye and orbital diseases. The ultrasound uses sound waves of high frequency that travels through the eye. Sound wave reflections (echoes) create a description of the eye's structure. This device is used to look straight at the inside of the eye or the area behind the eye. This can happen when cataracts or other disorders are present, which makes it difficult for the doctor to see in the back of the eye. The examination aids in the diagnosis of retinal detachment, tumors, or other conditions.
• Advanced Identification with Electroretinography (ERG)
ERG helps doctors gain objective, practical information on the performance of internal retinal cells, particularly in the macula. Doctors use the information collected from the test to assist in the diagnosis and care of diseases that affect the retina in accordance with specific topographical patterns. The technique leads to more advanced identification of conditions that affect macular and ganglion cells for accurate, timely management.
Ophthalmology has been at the forefront of medical innovation and has always embraced technology innovations. With the ultimate aim of improving the quality of care provided, the eye care industry will continue to evolve at the same pace. For ophthalmology, the future is entirely tech-driven.