With the advancement in technology around the research in dry eye disease, so has the diagnostic devices used to measure dry eye disease.
There has been pivotal progress in the technologies and methods to objectively measure the presence and severity of dry eye disease.
Dr. Natalie Chai recognizes the importance of a comprehensive assessment when it comes to diagnosing dry eye disease.
Some of the diagnostic instruments you will find at Precision Eye Care Dry Eye Centre include:
Keratograph 5M is an advanced ocular surface analyzer for the diagnosis of Dry Eye Disease. The unique features include examining the meibomian (oil) glands, tear film height, alongside taking stunning photographs and videos of your eyes to obtain a full profile to aid in diagnosis.
TearLab® Osmolarity System is used to measure the osmolarity or “saltiness” or your tears. This is an objective and quantitative point-of-care diagnostic test that provides precise and predictable clinical information.
InflammaDry® is the first and only, rapid, in-office test detecting for MMP-9, which is an inflammatory marker found in patients with dry eye disease.
Mediworks Firefly Digital Anterior Segment & Meibography Slit Lamp Is the next level when it comes to slit lamp examination. In addition to providing crisp optics, LED illumination, and built in filters, it offers infrared imaging of the meibomian glands.
Korb Meibomian Gland EvaluatorTM is a small instrument used in the evaluation of meibomian gland function. It is the only instrument that provides the standardized and repeatable pressure mimicking that of a normal blink of an eye.
Essential dyes are used to help visualize irregularities of the cornea and conjunctiva that may be difficult to see without
These are just some of the many instruments that Dr. Natalie Chai uses to help her paint an overall picture of your dry eye disease.
The goal of diagnosing is to ultimately determine the root cause of the patient’s dry eye disease to better select the treatment for greatest success.
Although having the technology is important, Dr. Natalie Chai strongly believes that nothing can replace having an honest conversation and listening to the patient’s experience.