Dr. William Boothe performs thorough diagnosis of eye diseases with a specially equipped ophthalmic office.
An eye examination includes the following procedures:
Visometry: This is when the patient is tested on their visual acuity by looking at a table with letters, numbers, or marks and indicates them as referenced by an ophthalmologist. At first, the patient does this with no glasses or lenses. Then the patient performs the same test with glasses or lenses. Reduced vision is an important symptom in the diagnosis of eye diseases.
Tonometry is a measurement of intraocular pressure. This procedure can be done in several ways (by air tonometer, weights (for Maklakov), palpation, etc.). Its measurement is mandatory for people over 40 because the risk of glaucoma increases from that age.
Refractometry is a definition of the optical power of your eye eye (refraction). The procedure is currently being implemented with an automatic refractometer, which greatly facilitates the work of the ophthalmologist. With this method refractive error such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism are diagnosed.
The study of color vision. This method is carried out by means of special tables (Tables Rabkin). It is used to determine the color vision disturbances such as Protanopia, Deuteranope, or color weakness (type of color blindness) in your eyes.
Perimetry is the definition of human peripheral vision. This is an important method to diagnose glaucoma, partial atrophy of the optic nerve, etc.
Biomicroscopy is a method for studying the anterior segment of the eye by using a slit lamp (specialized microscope). With biomicroscopy, ophthalmologists can see large increases in eye tissues such as conjunctiva, cornea, as well as the deeply lying structures – the iris, lens, and vitreous body.
Ophthalmoscopy allows the doctor to see the fundus (the inside of the eye) and retinal vessels. This is one of the most popular and important techniques in the diagnosis of eye diseases. The procedure is done without contact using a special device such as an ophthalmoscope or lenses.
Ophthalmometers is a definition of corneal refractive power in different meridians. This makes it possible to determine the degree of corneal astigmatism. The study is carried out using a special device called an ophthalmometer.
Determination of the angle of strabismus. This is a simple procedure where the doctor determines the angle of squint when the patient looks into an ophthalmoscope and watches the reflection of light on his cornea.
Probing (bougienage) tear ducts – This procedure is most often carried out in infantsand the elderly, where often there is a narrowing of lacrimal points. It is performed under local anesthesia using special expanding probes.