PATHOLOGY AND VISUAL FIELD SCREENING
By definition ophthalmic pathology focuses on specific elements of the eye, such as the conjunctiva, cornea, uvea, lens, retina, and optic nerve.
We can examine all the different elements with the use of a Slit lamp Biomicroscope which provides a stereoscopic magnified view of the eye structures in detail. This enables us to make differential diagnoses for a variety of eye conditions.
Pathology of the retina can be seen with our fundus camera. Any pathology that we suspect will then be managed or referred to the appropriate doctor or ophthalmologist.
VISUAL FIELD SCREENER
Visual field testing is used to evaluate peripheral vision or field of view. This test is used to screen for scotomas (holes in the visual field) caused by conditions such as glaucoma and strokes. We use the Humphrey Matrix to screen for any visual field loss. With this information we will refer to an ophthalmologist to evaluate and manage appropriately.