Why is a pentacam test done?

Why is a pentacam test done?

Why is a pentacam test done?

It gives them 3D imaging of the cornea and precise measurements of its thickness. Reviewing the thickness of your cornea is extremely important when it comes to LASIK surgery. It helps us avoid a severe surgical complication known as ectasia.

What is the success rate for laser vision correction?

Refractive Eye Surgery Surgery to reshape your cornea can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism with a success rate of better than 90%.

How long does a pentacam test take?

A Pentacam® scan takes 2 seconds to complete. However, eye movement can still occur during the 2 seconds while fixating. Apart from the Scheimpflug camera a second camera called the pupil camera is included. The function of the latter camera is to detect eye movement during the measuring process.

How much is a pentacam?

Some slit-scanning devices: Orbscan (Bausch + Lomb); Pentacam (Oculus); and Galilei G2 (Ziemer). The average cost of these instruments is $50,000. Some manufacturers also offer instruments that combine corneal topography with full optical wavefront aberrometry.

What is Pachymetry test?

A pachymetry test is a simple, quick, painless test to measure the thickness of your cornea. With this measurement, your doctor can better understand your IOP reading, and develop a treatment plan that is right for your condition. The procedure takes only about a minute to measure both eyes.

What is Oculus pentacam?

The OCULUS Pentacam® is a high-resolution rotating Scheimpflug camera and slit illumination system that enables precise and reliable imaging and analysis of the anterior segment structures of the eye such as the cornea, iris and crystalline lens.

What is a pentacam test?

In our opinion the Pentacam is the ultimate diagnostic tool for laser vision correction surgeons. It utilizes a sophisticated Scheipmflug camera system that scans the anterior eye (cornea, anterior chamber, iris, and lens) and takes up to 25,000 measured data points in a scan time of 2 seconds per eye.

What is the normal thickness of cornea?

An average cornea is between 540 µm and 560 µm. A thick cornea is 565 µm or more, with a very thick cornea being greater than 600 µm.