1. Please describe the technology of the Diopsys scanner and how it works.
The Diopsys uses EKG-type technology, used to measure the electrical signals of the heart, to measure how well the eye sends information to the brain for processing.
2. What does this Diopsys measure?
The Diopsys measures the function of the retina and optic nerve, as well as, how fast the information is sent to the brain.
3. What types of diseases/disorders can be discovered?
There are a myriad number of conditions and diseases that we use the Diopsys to help diagnose and measure the response to therapy. Many diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis , Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy to name a few cause damage that affects how well electrical information is conducted to the brain for processing. This is also true for conditions like Amblyopia and Strabismus.
4. What is it about this particular technology that you find most exciting, the component that made you feel you need to invest in this for your practice?
Even though the instrument is expensive, the information that we can gather is so far advanced than any other technology. We felt it was in keeping with our commitment to our community to bring the most advanced technology into our office.
The Diospsys is the only non-subjective way to measure the function of the eye and it's pathway to the brain.
5. Do the patients that walk through your doors day in and day out, appreciate the upgrade in technology?
Our patients love this new technology. Having the Diopsys reassures them that we are able to detect damage or change to their system often well before it was previously possible. Patients want to know that they are being treated followed with the best possible technology available.
6. To what patients do you recommend the Diopsys?
We recommend this testing to anyone that has a disease or condition that can affect the way the visual system, from the eye to the visual cortex in the brain.
7. Are there certain feelings or vision issues that a person may notice that would point to the need for the Diopsys?
Any unexplained dizziness or loss of vision.