The Oculus Keratograph 5M is a new patient friendly and multi-purpose device that efficiently integrates complex examination, into a dry eye analysis and report. It performs such tests as meibography, eye redness analysis, and Tear Break-Up Time (TBUT). Meibography is an advanced technique using infrared technology to image the anatomy of the oil glands, located in the upper and lower eyelids. These glands are unique since they provide the natural lubrication to keep the tears healthy. Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) is the leading cause of dry eye disease and a common ocular condition. It occurs when the oil glands are compromised (i.e. congested, tortous, dilated, or atrrophied). When evaluating MGD, we check both anatomy of the glands as well as the function.
The Keratograph features the R-Scan as well, which is the first and only technology to measure and classify the degree of redness in the eye. It detects thin blood vessels and evaluates its measurements on a standardized, grading scale. The TF-Scan is another feature that works to map tear breakup time (or how quickly the tears evaporate) which is useful in consultations, screenings, and follow up appointments.
For a dry eye consultation, screening or report, please contact our office at 310-734-3446 or visit our website, http://www.bheyeguy.com.