At Eastside Eye Surgeons, we use cutting edge technology for the evaluation and continued care of our patients. 

External Photography

Our slit-lamp photography system provides us with the ability to document the appearance of your eye with high quality digital photographs that are available for immediate review.  This allows us the opportunity to meticulously compare the progress of corneal and anterior segment conditions in response to treatment.  Additionally, these photographs allow us to demonstrate to you any normal or pathological findings which may be present and help to further your understanding of your eye conditions.


Fundus Photography

Our digital fundus photography system is used to document the status of any retinal or optic nerve conditions. It can be used to follow many diseases such as choroidal nevi (birthmarks), macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma.

Optical Coherence Tomography

The optical coherence tomographer, or OCT, is a cross-sectional imaging modality that uses a laser to scan the retina and the optic nerve. The resulting data is processed and analyzed by the computer and displayed as an image that correlates with the microscopic anatomy of the retina and optic nerve. It is a non-invasive test that gives similar information to what might be seen in a microscopic biopsy of the retina or the optic nerve. It can demonstrate fluid under the retina, loss of nerve fiber associated with glaucoma, and many other pathologic conditions.

Visante Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography

The Visante anterior segment Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT) is a specialized instrument that can be used to image the anterior segment of the eye. Its uses include providing a detailed scan of the front of the eye to precisely measure the depth of opacities in the cornea, documenting the positioning of LASIK flaps and corneal transplants. Additionally, the anterior segment OCT is useful in investigating the anatomy of the structures of the eye involved in maintaining pressure, which is important in certain types of glaucoma.

Corneal Topography

Corneal maps, or topographs, are helpful in understanding the shape of each individual cornea. A variety of corneal pathologies, such as keratoconus, are diagnosed through topography. Additionally, corneal topography is crucial and part of the routine exam for all LASIK and premium lens evaluations. Our corneal topographer not only gives us information on the shape of the surface of the eye, but when combined with the data of the Visante OCT can be used to give accurate maps of the posterior surface as well.

Specular Microscopy

Certain corneal conditions can affect the health of the layer of cells lining the back layer of the cornea, which can lead to swelling and scarring of the cornea and ultimately poor vision. These cells, known as corneal endothelial cells, do not replicate or repair themselves. Some medical conditions such as Fuchs’ Dystrophy, as well as trauma, can lead to a loss of the amount of the corneal endothelial cells and a decrease in the overall functioning of the cornea. The specular microscope takes a photograph of these endothelial cells, which a computer then uses to simultaneously quantify the number of cells present and analyze the size and shape of the corneal endothelial cells.

IOL Master & Ultrasound Biometry

Prior to undergoing cataract surgery, your surgeon needs to measure both the shape and length of your eye to implant an intraocular lens with the correct strength. At Eastside Eye Surgeons we use multiple technologies for each patient in order to get the most accurate and reproducible results. IOL Master technology uses a scanning laser to precisely measure the curve and length of your eye. Additionally, the surgeon takes manual measurement of the curve of your eye combined with ultrasound measurement of the length to confirm accuracy. These modalities help your surgeon give you the best and most predictable results.

Humphrey Visual Field

Certain medical conditions, such as glaucoma, stroke, or certain chronic medication use require monitoring of the visual field. We utilize a computerized device that tests every portion of your visual field with pinpoints of light. The computer then analyzes the visual field and gives statistics regarding the results, which can influence the choice of treatment.