Our Technology

Our Technology - A Plus Optometry

To provide the best possible eye care services, our practice is stocked with high-end technology.

These technologies includes:

A state-of-the-art digital camera which can take both photos and video clips of the structures of your eyes. This is a vital tool in our practice as it allows us to document eye conditions including cataracts, corneal ulcers and eyelid abnormalities. Our digital slit lamp also includes a built-in infrared (IR) filter, which helps diagnose dry eyes.

A medical imaging tool that allows us to examine the cross-sections of your eyeballs using infrared lights. It is crucial in detecting and diagnosing eye disorders at the earliest onset. We use the state-of-the-art Nidek RS330 Retina Scan Duo OCT, which incorporates Anterior OCT and Retinal OCT with Fundus auto-fluorescence (FAF) technology and Digital Retinal Photography, all in one machine.

A precision instrument that uses reflections from its inbuilt rings to measure the shape of your cornea. This device is considered the gold standard for fitting specialty contact lenses, as it uses 32 rings and 9,200 measurement points to map out 102,000 analysed points. With such precision, we can fit advanced contact lenses like Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) and can quantify dry eye factors including tear evaporation rates.

A piece of technology that is very useful for measuring your visual field (peripheral vision), as well as screening and monitoring glaucoma and detecting any scotomas (abnormal blind spots) caused by neurological defects. This device is one of only few systems that is capable to produce a report to illustrate visual field changes between two or more visits, making it especially helpful for monitoring any disease progression.

A recently patented hand-held device that helps treat Anterior Blepharitis. The BlephEx™ treatment is safe and painless, and is extremely effective at removing any scurf and debris caused by excessive microorganism growth. It is a revolutionary tool that has a medical grade micro-sponge, which precisely and gently scrubs along the edge of your eyelids.

 

This is known to be an effective ways of managing Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). MGD is the most common type of dry eyes that causes symptoms such as stinging, burning, grittiness, red eyes and fluctuating vision between blinks. Blephasteam® improves your ocular health and relieves your dry eyes by using a steam chamber that delivers a latent moist heat around your eyelids. This effectively helps with managing your MGD by melting the blocked oil in the glands and clearing the oil. As a result, your Meibomian glands will start secreting fresh new oil and this will prevent further deterioration.

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is an effective dry eye treatment which uses a flash lamp that pulsates a high intensity light at selected wavelengths on the treated skin area around the eyelids. It is a technology that has been used in dermatology for a few decades. In 2002, Dr Rolando Toyos discovered the benefit of IPL in treating dry eyes whilst treating his patients who suffers from rosacea. Subsequently, Toyo had developed the protocol of treating dry eyes with IPL.

IPL is effective in treating patients who suffer dry eyes from Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).

MGD is one of the main causes of dry eyes. It is caused by the blockage of the meibomian glands inside the eyelids. The function of meibomian glands is to produce a smooth layer of oil on the surface of your tears to prevent quick evaporation. However, with the oil glands being blocked, it results in unstable tears and quick evaporation, hence dry eyes. The problem with MGD is that it is not reversible. Once the glands become atrophic (death of the glands) there is no way for the oil glands to grow back and restore to its 100% function.

IPL is found to help stimulate the production of the oils in the meibomian glands, which will produce a much

more stable tear film. This will ultimately result in an improvement of dry eye symptoms and prevent further atrophy of the meibomian glands.

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