Glaucoma Diagnosis Advances With The Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph (HRT)
Our practice offers a state-of-the-art computerized laser scanning devices specifically designed to aid in the diagnosis of glaucoma. For decades, precise observation and documentation of the optic nerve head has been essential for the diagnosis and management of glaucoma.
In previous generations eye doctors depended on ophthalmoscopic observations, coloured drawings, and clinical notes to determine whether the nerve had been damaged by glaucoma. The Heidelberg Retina Tomograph uses scanning laser tomography to produce 3-dimensional images, which allow precise measurements of optic nerve head parameters.
This technology is purported by Heidelberg Engineering to differentiate between normal eyes and glaucomatous eyes even before visual field defects are present. It also allows for accurate comparison on follow-up examination.Back