New Tools in The Fight Against Diabetes and Glaucoma
Along with the rest of the nation, Mesa and Scottsdale have seen a rise in diabetes and glaucoma diagnoses. Proper care can make a difference for each individual who faces these medical conditions. Our practice at Riviera Opticare has invested in the latest optometry tools to help our customers get the earliest possible diagnosis. We want them to have the support they need in their healthcare. Recently, we have purchased the latest in optometric imaging. It is called OCTA. This imaging technique allows our doctors to observe the condition of the health of the blood vessels in your eyes. The measurements and imaging it takes of the eye can detect the earliest signs of Glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and other conditions. This new technology is available for all patients.
The importance of this advanced testing is that it allows a clearer medical examination of the eye and its health. This technology is non-invasive and causes little to no discomfort. Testing is easier and quicker than ever before. Using this new imaging equipment, we can diagnose diseases at the earliest possible stage.
The OCT Angio Imaging
Several kinds of machines can perform retinal scanning that measures blood flow. The OCT or OCTA is a device we now have at both offices. The acronym stands for Optical Coherence Tomography and Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography. These are big words for a quick test that takes less than three seconds and provides a detailed image of the eye. Specialists can read these images the way they would an ultrasound. It shows the health of the eye including the blood flow, the structure of parts of the eye, and other information. These images include 3-D imaging and cross-sections at high resolutions. These allow for in-depth study and accurate, detailed, and early diagnoses.
What OCTA Imaging Does for You
It is difficult to view the inner workings of the blood vessels and fine details within the eye. Using OCT Angiography, we can see the ocular layers and can take detailed pictures. They provide us with extensive knowledge about sub-clinical or “hidden” conditions. Testing improves earlier diagnoses, and this can make a difference in the treatment of any ocular condition. Early diagnosis can result in earlier treatment and therefore a better outcome for our customers.
We Can Help
Riviera Opticare has two optometry offices available for your convenience. We are in Mesa and Scottsdale, AZ. We'd be happy to discuss your eye healthcare needs with you. You'll see just how simple the OCT Angiography is for you. You'll have modern technology to support your eye health. Contact us today at (480) 827-9184 (Mesa) or (480) 991-6432 (Scottsdale).