Lee Vision Associates offers a full range of services and the latest in eye care technology.
Cataract Evaluation and Surgery
Comprehensive eye exams include more than spectacle or contact lens prescriptions. Thorough evaluation of your visual system can reveal systemic diseases like diabetes and hypertension, or side effects from certain long-term medications. Most ocular examinations require pupil dilation, but Lee Vision Associates is proud to offer Optos wide field fundus imaging that allows high tech views of the retina and optic nerve without the use of dilating eye drops in patients with narrow angles or patients who are otherwise unable to tolerate dilation. The images can be a key tool for patient education because when it shows pathology, the doctor can point out exactly where it is located and what to monitor on an on-going basis.
Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve, typically from high intraocular pressure, and causes loss of peripheral vision and eventually central vision. It affects millions of people in the United States and can be asymptomatic for many years. It may be the most important reason for regular eye examinations.
If glaucoma is detected during the exam or the patient has sufficient risk factors, additional testing is typically necessary for full diagnosis and management, including tonometry, pachymetry, gonioscopy, visual field, and imaging studies like OCT and optic nerve photography. Lee Vision Associates is proud to offer state-of-the art diagnostic equipment including Zeiss HFA3, Zeiss OCT and Optos wide field fundus imaging that allow for early detection and treatment of glaucoma.
Diabetic Eye Care
Although diabetes can cause early cataracts and glaucoma, the most frequent associated ocular condition is diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes can cause abnormalities in retinal blood vessels at the back of the eye that are asymptomatic initially but can progress to serious vision loss. Treatment for diabetic retinopathy is much easier and more successful during its early stages. Regular eye examinations are very important for detection of diabetic retinopathy. Lee Vision Associates utilizes Optos wide field fundus imaging that can detect diabetic retinopathy, often without the need for dilating eye drops. This technology is the latest advancement in carefully monitoring disease progression.
Diagnostic Equipment and Lasers
- Zeiss IOLMaster – provides accurate and precise biometry to aid in the selection of the optimal intraocular lens choice for cataract surgery.
- Zeiss OCT – images layers of the optic nerve and retina to detect and aid in the treatment of a wide variety of ocular diseases like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. In addition, the latest version can image the anterior segment of the eye to detect narrow angle glaucoma and corneal diseases.
- Optos wide field fundus imaging – provides comprehensive surface view of the optic nerve and retina even through undilated pupils and often through dense cataracts. The Optos minimizes diagnostic surprises like undetected retinal tears or holes and allows serial examinations of the optic nerve and retina.
- Zeiss HFA3 – is an advanced visual field analyzer that detects visual field deficits typically in a few minutes. It is an important part of detecting and managing glaucoma as well as visual deficits from neurological diseases and side effects of systemic medicines.
- Zeiss YAG Laser – delivers precise and accurate laser energy for glaucoma and secondary cataract care.