Our Technology

Our optometrists use the following instruments to check inside your eyes for diseases that can cause poor vision or even blindness.

Cirrus Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Optical coherence tomography produces very high resolution cross-sectional images of the retina, optic nerve, and cornea.

OCT is used for diagnosing:

  • macular degeneration
  • glaucoma
  • macular edema
  • macular hole
  • epiretinal membrance

OCT works much the same way as ultrasound, except that it uses light instead of sound waves to create the images. It does not require any contact with the tissue being imaged, meaning that nothing touches your eye.

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OCT image of macular edema

Optos Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope

The Optos wide-field scanning laser ophthalmoscope captures high resolution digital images of up to 82% of the retina in less than one second.

Optos images (known as "Optomaps") are useful in diagnosing:

  • retinal detachment
  • diabetic retinopathy
  • retinal vein or artery occlusion
  • choroidal nevus and melanoma
  • any abnormalities or conditions affecting the retina

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Optomap image of retinal detachment

Canon CR-1 Mark II Digital Retinal Camera

Our Canon digital retinal camera zooms in on the optic nerve and macula to produce incredible close-up photos of these two important areas at the back of the eye.

These photographs are helpful in following patients with diseases such as glaucoma or macular degeneration. They are also relatively easy to obtain on children, and we often use them to look inside the eyes of even very young kids who may have trouble sitting still.

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Digital photo of an optic nerve hemorrhage



Saskatoon Optometrist

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