Neurology Consultants of Kansas

Visual Diagnostic Testing

Advanced Visual Diagnostic Testing

As part of your evaluation, you may undergo testing with modern, non-invasive technology to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of various neurologic disorders. Our practice offers the following testing modalities with a suite of modern Zeiss applications.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

OCT is a non-invasive test that can quickly use light waves to scan the back of the eye to provide high-resolution cross-sectional imaging of the optic nerve and retina. This technology can provide high-quality images with micrometer resolution (one-millionth of a meter) which may be used to evaluate for swelling of the optic nerve or damage to the anterior visual pathway, among other abnormalities.

Visual Field Testing With Automated Perimetry

Visual field testing by automated perimetry is an important ancillary test used to investigate various visual symptoms. During testing, a visual field machine projects visual stimuli of varying brightness into a patient’s visual field. Patients respond by clicking a button each time a stimulus is seen. This method of testing can help detect subtle visual field abnormalities, which can help diagnose and monitor various disorders.

Fundus Photography & Fundus Autofluorescence

Fundus photography uses a bright flash of light to illuminate the back of the eye while taking a picture. This can be used for a variety of applications. Fundus autofluorescence is similar but uses very advanced technology to detect small molecules in the eye that emit and absorb light. This technology can aid in the diagnosis of various pathologies, including optic disc drusen and occult retinal problems. It may reveal findings that cannot be seen with conventional lenses or the human eye.