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Visual Field Tests

Diagnostics

Visual field test results measure your range of vision as well as the health of your eyes. Visual field testing is also important in measuring the level of optic nerve function and is important in detecting optic nerve disorders, including glaucoma and retinitis pigmentosa. There are two basic visual field tests:

Confrontation visual field exam: This exam requires you to cover one eye and look straight ahead. You will then indicate when you can see the examiner’s hand in your peripheral vision.

Automated perimetry: During this automated exam, you will sit in front of a specially-designed machine that will flash lights at different locations on the screen. When you see the light flash, you will push a button. Results from this test allow the doctor to detect defects in your visual field.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Quinlan Eye Center is proud to offer OCT imaging, a new class of diagnostic tools that combine the principles of ultrasound with the detail of a microscopic image. This amazing, non-invasive technology gives Dr. Quinlan the ability to diagnose and treat eye diseases with unprecedented accuracy.

OCT imaging uses infrared light waves to produce high-resolution cross-sectional images of the retina at varying tissue depths, allowing Dr. Quinlan to detect conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, epiretinal membranes, macular holes, cystoid macular edema (CME), central serous choroidopathy, and optic disc pits. Early detection and treatment of these diseases is vital in preventing blindness and permanent eye damage.