AEI is a full service eye care facility with advanced diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical services.
The ophthalmic diagnostic division has the most up to date diagnostic equipment, which is not readily available at many other centers (UBM ultra-sound, Heidelberg Retinal Tomography, Anterior Segment Visante OCT, Preferential Hyperacuity Testing). The use of advanced diagnostics ensures earlier diagnosis and management of your disease.
FOR CATARACT PATIENTS
With your chin resting on the device, you will be asked to stare past what is called a target light. A sensor will measure the irregularities in the wavefront pattern of the light reflecting from your cornea.
Wavefront measuring devices create a precise map of the cornea. It is very detailed and records subtle distortions in your cornea. Using the information from this map, Dr. Anjema can select the intraocular lens used in your surgery to correct for some of these measured distortions, giving you clearer vision than would be possible with conventional lenses.
Wavefront analysis is not covered by OHIP. The cost of this test can be claimed on your income tax return, (Line 330) and is optional to you, the patient.
FOR MACULAR DEGENERATION,
DIABETES AND RETINAL DISEASE
B-Scan Ocular Ultrasound Device
B-scan Ultrasonography offers two-dimensional cross-sectional view of the eye as well as the orbit. This type of diagnostic tool helps accurately view other eye structures like the lens, choroid, sclera, vitreous and retina. A B-scan is helpful in diagnosing retinal detachment, optic nerve swelling, vitreous hemorrhaging and various eye abnormalities.
This high-resolution camera provides superior clarity and detailed images for effectively diagnosing and monitoring a broad range of eye diseases. Some of which include Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy and AMD (Age related Macular Degeneration).
In February, 2010, the world renowned Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, conducted a study called the AMD-DOC Study. In this study, the doctors found that PHP testing is a very sensitive test for detecting macular disease before it can be seen by the eye surgeon.
The value of the PHP test to you, the patient, is that your eyes will be screened for blinding diseases such as macular degeneration before your eye surgeon can detect the problem. Ultimately, we can treat you sooner and preserve your vision. For patients with macular degeneration, the PHP is valuable for monitoring the health of your macula prior to and during drug injections.
The PHP test is not covered for the assessment of cataract patients. The cost of the test can be claimed on your income tax return, (Line 330 ). PHP Test is an optional test to you, the patient.
FOR GLAUCOMA DETECTION & MONITORING
There are new state of the art technologies that measure and analyze the optic nerve in a more precise way, and allow for detection of subtle changes over time.
There are new state of the art technologies that measure and analyze the optic nerve in a more precise way, and allow for detection of subtle changes over time. These technologies are called the Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph (HRT) and Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT). These tests take digital images of the back of your eye and computers evaluate the images to provide information about your glaucoma and the optic nerve head. The HRT test is not covered for the assessment of glaucoma patients. The cost of the test can be claimed on your income tax return, (Line 330 ). The HRT test is an optional test to you, the patient.
It is your choice to have this test. Dr. Anjema may recommend you have this test, but should you decide to decline, the standard of care will continue to be delivered to you and every effort will be made to manage your eye condition in the best manner possible.
FOR REFRACTIVE SURGERY
& CORNEAL DISEASE
For corneal care and anterior eye assessment Visante Anterior Segment OCT is used.
In particular the Visante OCT is invaluable in the planning and management of phakic implants (ICL surgery).
Most importantly, this test helps your surgeon decide the best treatment for your eyes to prevent you from losing your vision. It will help prevent loss of vision from the damaging effects of eye disease.
The Visante Anterior Segment OCT is not covered by OHIP. Visante Anterior Segment testing is performed as needed. The cost of this test can be claimed on your income tax return, (Line 330). Visante OCT is an optional test to you, the patient.