The eyes are the windows to the brain. By understanding layers and cells of eyes, we can understand more of our ultimate mystery, the brain. Seeing the layers of live retina was not possible until OCT technology. HD-OCT shows even more details of eyes down to the individual layers. Some layers in the retina changes way before the vision changes. Macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic eye disease are some of many eye diseases that can benefit from this early detection technology. The eyes close association with brain also reveals changes in some systemic diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s.
Dr. Youn strongly believes the HD- OCT technology and decide to offer this futuristic diagnostic test to anyone who is interested. We use Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT ( Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomographer). If you have family history of central retinal disease or using plaquenil ( hydroxychlroloquine), or interested to analyze retinal ganglion cells in conjunction with MS or Alzheimer’s, ask us at the time of your appointment.
We made a high resolution retina scan down to cellular level available to Any Patients. Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT (spectral domain retinal tomography) is the way to early-detect and monitor glaucoma, macular degenerations, diabetic eye diseases, medication induced retinal changes and subtle changes of vision. With this technology, we do not need to wait until diseases affect vision or eyes negatively to diagnose. Prominent studies suggest early changes of multiple sclerosis and even Alzheimer’s can be seen with retinal ganglion cell analysis with Zeiss Cirrus HD OCT Ganglion Cell Analysis. Please ask us more for this service when you schedule an appointment.
Diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes of blindness in the USA. The best way to prevent diabetic retinopathy is to have your eyes checked frequently. If you are diabetic without retinopathy then you need a yearly dilated eye exam. If you have had diabetes for five or more years, and you have a high Hb A1C level, you are at a higher risk for diabetic retinopathy and may need to be seen more than once a year. Most medical and optical insurances cover yearly preventive dilated eye exams for diabetic patients.
Once it is found, diabetic eye diseases can be managed by closely monitoring of the condition as well as laser, injection and surgeries.
Please call us at (248) 332-0200 to set up your eye exam today.