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State of the Art Clinical Equipment

Our dynamic eyecare practice utilizes state-of-the-art technology, including imaging,  to help provide the highest quality eye and vision care.

  • It stands for Glaucoma Diagnosis. The GDx is a state of the art instrument utilized in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma. It also provides the earliest possible detection of glaucoma. In fact, this is the only method that evaluates the site of damage before the patient experiences any vision loss.
  • corneal topography provides the most detailed information about the curvature of the cornea.
  • The future in eyecare technology is at our practice: the iVue is the next generation in advanced OCT product design. It is the most versatile SD-OCT system available today for Retina, Glaucoma and Corneal imaging, bringing the diagnostic power of high-speed, high-resolution OCT technology to our patients. This breakthrough in ophthalmic imaging makes the retina's inner structures transparent to a degree unimaginable even a few years ago.
  • Digital retinal imaging is a high resolution photographic system which details the retina and can be used to establish a healthy baseline and to follow critical retinal diseases throughout life.

  • This system attached to a biomicroscope captures images of the anterior segment of the eye.
  • Diopsys  is a state of the art patient-friendly medical instrumentation, it is a non-invasive vision testing equipment utilizing electrophysiological technology, including Visual Evoked Potential and pattern Electroretinography to help in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of vision disorders, including glaucoma and macular degeneration. 
  • Specular Microscopy is used to monitor the number, density, and quality of endothelial cells that line the inner layer of the cornea. A microscope magnifies the endothelial cells thousands of times and the image is captured with a camera or video camera. The number of cells within one square millimeter are counted and recorded. A complete corneal exam should include endothelial cell evaluation. The Konan Specular Microscope captures an image of the actual cells in the endothelium. These cells cannot be seen any other way. The endothelial maintain the clarity of the cornea. Any changes in the typically uniform mosaic of the endothelial layer can be indicative of corneal degeneration. The endothelium can only be evaluated and quantified with a very specialized instrument such as the Konan Specular Microscope. A young person with a healthy cornea has approximately 3,500 cells in each square millimeter. Aging causes the cells to gradually decrease over time. By age 60, most people have approximately 2,500 cells per square millimeter.
  • Our office is utilizes two different types of Automated (computerized) visual field analyzers: the Humphrey Frequency Doubling Technology and the Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer. Each of these perimeters is used to evaluate the field of vision.

  • This accurate computer combines two different instruments that is a tremendous aid for determining the refractive status of the eye (Myopia, Hyperopia and Astigmatism).
  • Mesures the thickness of the cornea. Dr. Rodriguez performs Ultrasound Corneal Pachymetry on all glaucoma patients as a baseline. It is also used in the managment of many corneal conditions.
  • Pulsair handheld, air-puff, noncontact tonometer is used for the measurement of intraocular pressure (IOP). Results obtained with noncontact tonometry have a high statistical correlation to those obtained using conventional Goldmann applanation tonometry. A noncontact tonometer directs a gentle jet of air at the eye to measure the IntraOcular Pressure.
  • The IntraOcular measurement is essential in the diagnosis and treatment of Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension.
  • It is used to make detailed examination of the anterior as well as the inside of the eye, including the eyelid, cornea, sclera, conjunctiva, iris, natural crystalline lens, vitreous and retina. The binocular slit-lamp examination provides a stereoscopic magnified view of the eye structures in detail, enabling anatomical diagnoses to be made for a variety of eye conditions.
  • Dr. Rodriguez utilizes the Collins Expressor Forceps for mild to aggressive Meibomian Gland expression.  Utilizing this in-office procedure, Dr. Rodriguez can expressed multiple glands simultaneously, including the toughest cases. It provides symptom relief for Blepharitis type Meibomian  Gland  Disease.