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Corneal Mapping

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Corneal Mapping

The cornea is a vital part of the eye that helps to focus light onto the retina, enabling clear vision. However, several problems can arise with the cornea, leading to vision problems and discomfort. 

At SIGHT Multispecialty Center, we offer corneal mapping to our patients in the Farmington, Connecticut area. With this innovative diagnostic tool, we can address cornea problems such as keratoconus and better understand the shape and function of your cornea.  

What is corneal mapping? 

Corneal mapping, also known as corneal topography, is a diagnostic test that measures the curvature and shape of the cornea, which is the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye. This test helps to identify any irregularities in the cornea that may affect vision and can be used to diagnose a range of conditions, including: 

  • Keratoconus – Keratoconus is a condition in which the cornea becomes thin and bulges into a cone shape, causing vision distortion. Corneal mapping can help to identify the early signs of keratoconus and monitor its progression. 
  • Astigmatism – Astigmatism is a condition in which the cornea is irregularly shaped, causing blurred vision at all distances. Corneal mapping can help to identify the degree of astigmatism and guide the selection of appropriate corrective lenses. 
  • Contact lens fitting – Corneal mapping can be used to help determine the best fit for contact lenses, particularly for individuals with irregularly shaped corneas. 
  • Corneal trauma – Corneal mapping can be used to evaluate the extent of corneal damage following an injury or trauma. 
  • LASIK surgery – Corneal mapping is an important part of the LASIK surgery process. It is used to create a personalized treatment plan and guide the laser during the procedure. 

OPD 3D Wave 

The OPD 3D Wave system allows us to provide a comprehensive analysis of your vision and eye health, which can help to identify any underlying conditions that may be affecting your vision. This technology is particularly useful for identifying subtle irregularities in the cornea that may be missed by other diagnostic tests. 

The OPD 3D Wave combines advanced technologies into one easy-to-use refractive and corneal diagnostic workstation. Now, with a single device, we can obtain day and night refraction, corneal topography, optical path difference (OPD), wavefront analysis, and early detection of corneal diseases such as keratoconus. Access to multiple data points results in a more accurate, custom refraction in less time and without the laborious process of innumerable options of “which is better, one or two?” You will see better than ever before and enjoy the process of getting there. 

Schedule an eye exam in Farmington 

Our experts at SIGHT Multispecialty Center have years of experience in using specialized diagnostic techniques like corneal mapping. If you are experiencing vision problems or have been diagnosed with a corneal condition, schedule a comprehensive eye exam at our office in Farmington today.