January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, Perform an Accurate Diagnosis with TAKAGI Projection Perimeter
15th January 2020
Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes damage to the optic nerve, and it’s commonly categorised in two major types: open-angle or closed-angle glaucoma and primary or secondary glaucoma.
Find out more about glaucoma classification here.
Routine eye examinations detect glaucoma; therefore, it is essential to have regular eye checks. Several devices and tests help diagnose glaucoma, including a tonometry test performed with an Applanation Tonometer and Prism or a Soft Non-contact Tonometer for testing the intraocular pressure.
Increased eye pressure may be caused by fluid build-up in the front part of the eye, which can press on the optic nerve and damage it. The transparent fluid in the anterior segment of the eye is called aqueous humor, and the fluid build-up is one of the most common causes for glaucoma.
Visual Field Test
Very often the eye condition is asymptomatic and develops slowly over time. Therefore, a visual field test is carried out to identify early or advance stages of glaucoma. TAKAGI offers a specialistic device to perform a visual test, such as the MT-325UD Projection Perimeter.
TAKAGI MT-325UD Projection Perimeter
Testing the visual field requires an optimal device which offers flexibility, accuracy and precision during the examination, such as the TAKAGI MT-325UD. The perimeter test provides an extensive map of the patient’s visual field in a very factual and systematic way. This visual map will then help the optometrist or ophthalmologist to understand if there are any peripheral vision losses which are usually related to damage to the optic nerve.
MT-325UD Main Features
- Excellence in glaucoma testing, optimal in detecting all stages of glaucoma, from early-stage glaucoma to advanced glaucoma
- Extensive assessment of the entire visual field, performing kinetic quantitative perimetry in middle-stage glaucoma and advanced glaucoma
- Smooth stimulus adjustment, during the examination the test stimulus can be moved smoothly and accurately as required
- Successful results with manual testing, being able to communicate with the patient during the examination, and taking the necessary time is one of the main benefits of manual perimetry; resulting in precise testing
- Precise brightness parameters, the light meter built-in is easily checked to ensure the right intensity is set at all times during the test
MT-325UD is a specialistic device, allowing the eye professional to guide the patient through the procedure while ensuring an accurate examination is performed. Choose Japanese engineering, trusted by eye professionals.
Find out more about glaucoma symptoms in vision & treatments here.
Remember that regular eye checks are indispensable, don’t miss your eye health check appointment with your local optometrist or ophthalmologist!
The image shown in this post is an image of the TAKAGI MT-325UD Projection Perimeter.
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