If you are interested in Lasik or have been diagnosed with keratoconus, or at risk for other corneal diseases, measuring corneal thickness is important! In the past, I used this pachymeter device, which actually touched the cornea and measured the thickness at one spot on the cornea.
With my spectral domain OCT ( Optical coherence tomography ), which is a non-invasive imaging evaluation that uses light waves to take images, I am able to take several corneal thickness measurements across the cornea, not just 1 spot! Plus, I do not have to touch your cornea. I am thrilled to use this technology to improve patient care. It is invaluable in monitoring for progression of corneal diseases, like keratoconus.