Eye Center 2018-05-09T11:30:40+00:00

Overview

The Eye Center of Asian Hospital and Medical Center provides diagnostic tests and laser treatment using cutting edge technology in the field of Ophthalmology. It is a unit under the Ancillary Services department.

Diagnostics

Visual Field Test (Perimetry)
The measurement of visual functions of the eye at topographically defined loci in the visual field. It is also use to certify visual function in patients with vision disabilities which is essential in glaucoma management.

Optical Coherence Tomography (Glaucoma & Macular)
A non-contact, high resolution tomographic and biomicroscopic imaging device and measures anterior and posterior ocular structures, including cornea, retina, retinal nerve fiber layer, macula, and optic disc.

Angiography (Fluorescein and Indocyanine)
These two types of eye angiogram allows the blood vessels in the back of the eye to be photographed as a non-radioactive dye is injected into the bloodstream via the patient’s hand or arm. The dye highlights abnormalities which may not be detectable by examining your eye alone. It is particularly useful in the diagnosis and management of some eye diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions and cystoid macular edema. It is also used to determine the need for and guide laser surgery as well as monitor the effects of laser surgery.

Biometry (Immersion and IOL Master)
This is a test to measure the shape and size of the eye. It is commonly used to calculate the power of intraocular lens (IOL) implants required for cataract and refractive surgery.

Central Corneal Tomography (Pachymetry)
Considered an important test in the early detection of glaucoma. It is a method of measuring the thickness of the cornea whre a ultrasonic transducer touches the cornea.

Specular Microscopy
A non-contact procedure which enables to determine the endothelium cell count in the cornea. Routine procedure commonly use prior to cataract surgery or other eye surgery that may involve an incision within the cornea.

Fundus / Disc Photography
The creation of a photograph of the interior surface of the eye, including the retina, optic disc, macula, and posterior pole. Fundus photography is performed by a trained medical professionals using fundus camera, which basically consists of a specialized low power microscope with an attached camera. Fundus photography is used to detect and evaluate symptoms of retinal detachment or eye diseases such as glaucoma.

B-Scan (Eye Ultrasound)
An imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves, similar to sonar, used in oceanography. Ocular ultrasound is most commonly used to measure the eye’s axial length prior to cataract surgery.

Auto-refraction
This is use during an eye examination to provide an objective measurement of a person’s refractive error and prescription for glasses or contact lenses.

Laser Treatment

Panretinal Photocoagulation
Laser coagulation or laser photocoagulation surgery is used to treat a number of eye diseases and has become widely used in recent decades. During the procedure, a laser is used to finely cauterize ocular blood vessels to attempt to bring about various therapeutic benefits.

Focal Laser Treatment
Focal treatment is used to seal specific leaking blood vessels in a small area of the retina, usually near the macula.

Yag Capsulotomy
A special laser treatment used to improve your vision after cataract surgery.

Yag Iridotomy
To make a microscopic hole in the iris. The hole creates a “release valve” and creates an alternate channel for fluid to flow through the eye. The iridotomy decreases the risk of having angle closure and vision loss from glaucoma.

Laser Iridoplasty
A lasersurgical technique designed to reduce or eliminate iridotrabecular contact when laser iridotomy fails to open an appositionally closed angleor when laseriridotomy is not possible.

Argon Trabeculoplasty
A very focused beam of light to treat the drainage angle of the eye. This surgery makes it easier for fluid to flow out of the front part of the eye, decreasing pressure in the eye.

Laser Suturelysis
Commonly performed after trabeculectomy to improve bleb function.

Gonioplasty
Is a technique used to help pull the peripheral iris away from the trabecular meshwork in the angle of the eye. This can be effective in patients with plateau iris syndrome and other specific types of angle closure glaucoma in efforts to avoid incisional surgery.

Transcleral Cylophotocoagulation
Widely effective intraocular pressure lowering procedure for many types of glaucoma patients.

Transpupillary Therma Therapy
It is a method of delivering heat through the dilated pupil into the posterior segment of the eye. This method, using infrared radiation as the heat source, is employed to treat certain intraocular tumors including retinoblastoma and choroidal melanoma.

Location and Operating Hours

Mondays to Saturdays (except holidays) 8:00 am to 6:00 pm at the 2nd floor, Medical Office Building

Contact Us
Direct Line: 876- 5776
E-mail: ophthalmology@asianhospital.com