Cornea Diagnostix

Modern day ophthalmology has come a long way from just a torch light examination of the eye. The latest technology being used in Ophthalmology can accurately map and quantify each and every layer of the eye giving the Ophthalmologist an unprecedented insight into the diseases affecting the eye.

Needless to say, such advancements have transformed Cornea practice and have brought it to its current standards. At Laxmi Eye Institute we strive to be at the cutting edge of technological innovations in Ophthalmology to be able to pass on the benefits to our patients. Our Cornea department boasts of having

An instrument which can rapidly scan the cornea and accurately determine its curvatures and shapes in a matter of minutes. This technique called “Corneal Topography/Tomography” which simply means “mapping the Cornea” has wide spread application in diagnosing and monitoring Keratoconus progression, performing refractive surgery (LASIK etc), planning cataract surgery with high end lenses and contact lens fitting.

I trace (Aberrometer):
While Oculyser detemines the structure of the Cornea, the Itrace maps its function. By projecting a series of precisely arranged and monitored rays of light into the eye the iTrace can determine how well the Cornea, and the eye as a whole, focusses the light. Laxmi Eye Institute is proud to be the first centre in western India to adopt this technology. The information derived from this instrument can guide both laser refractive surgery (LASIK and PRK) to correct the shape of your cornea and help your doctor to choose a lens best suited for your eye after cataract surgery.

Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography (ASOCT):
Imagine an instrument which can give a layer by layer analysis of the ‘half-a- millimeter thick’ Cornea. The ASOCT at Laxmi Eye Institute does just that, and more. It can show crystal clear images of the disease process and can tell the Cornea specialist how deep does the disease lie in relation to the surface of the Cornea. This makes planning a corneal surgery very easy for the Cornea specialist.

Specular Microscope:
From the layer down to the cell. A specular microscope can actually take sharp photographs of the Endothelial Cells which are important to maintain the clarity of the cornea. Its can not only show the shape and size of these cells but also can give accurate measurements of the cell density, volume and area of the cells. This information guides the Cornea specialists to identify people at risk of losing corneal clarity and an appropriate treatment strategy can be reached at.