Ophthalmos Eye Laser Centre offers a comprehensive check up service to patients who would like to have an in depth understanding of their ocular condition. With this special service patients will undergo a range of diagnostic examinations with no need for waiting or queuing. Patients will have direct access to all the advanced diagnostic equipment. Moreover, patients will have a nurse at their disposal during their visit to accompany and look after them.
What does the screening include?
STEP 1 - Preliminary tests
A qualified nurse will take a case history and carefully evaluate the patient’s visual acuity.
A quick and easy intraocular pressure test will follow.
STEP 2 - Refraction
Our optometrist will perform a full refraction examination, which includes testing for glasses, contact lenses and low visual aids.
STEP 3 - Orthoptic screening
The orthoptist performs examinations in order to identify problems related to ocular motility and eye movement disorders.
An orthoptic examination involves a reliable assessment of the visual function and the ability to use the eyes together as a pair (binocular vision tests).
In case of strabismus, the orthoptist will provide all the necessary measurements for accurately treating a squint.
STEP 4 - Corneal Screening
Ocular topography testing is used to map the surface and the thickness of the cornea in order to detect any abnormality.
The endothelial cells are analysed with Konan specular microscopy to determine the functionality of the cornea. The Spectralis scan uses OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) and an infrared scan to create a high quality scan and a 3-dimensional view of the cornea and the anterior chamber.
This detailed analysis of the shape and the structure of the anterior chamber are vital for accurate diagnosis of any abnormality.
The ORA test determines the strength of the cornea (corneal resistance factor) and the intraocular pressure.
STEP 5 - Retinal Screening
Retinal screening is performed easily and without the use of dilating drops using the Spectralis HRA+OCT. This delivers the ultimate in retinal imaging.
The 3-dimensional images produced by Spectralis HRA+OCT are projected on a large screen for the patient to view and gain a better understanding of their condition.
STEP 6 - Glaucoma screening
The HRT scan (Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph) takes images from the optic nerve head and the optic nerve fibre bundles and creates a 3-dimensional map of the retina. It creates a ‘glaucoma probability score’, a value used worldwide for the early diagnosis and monitoring of glaucoma.
The HRT scan can be combined with the visual field test (Heidelberg edge perimeter) for a more detailed analysis.
In order for the doctor to examine the posterior chamber of the eye, dilating drops will be administered.
Patients will be given the opportunity to have a break at the V.I.P. cafeteria of Ophthalmos Eye and Laser centre for 10-15 minutes, until the pupils dilate
Dr Tassos Georgiou will review all the findings from the above tests, examine the anterior and posterior chamber with the slit lamp, and discuss the results with the patient.