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Ophthalmology: Ocular Diagnostic Services

Ocular testing has changed significantly over the past few years. UF Health Ophthalmology at Jacksonville is proud to have invested in the most advanced technology available with the latest in ocular imaging and diagnosis technology. Only a few centers in the Southeast have the complete capabilities and technology available at the UF Health Jacksonville.

Imaging techniques depend on the eye disease being studied. Common diagnostic tools include:

  • Anterior segment imaging and photography (cornea, anterior chamber, iris, and lens)

  • Posterior segment imaging and photography (vitreous, retina, retinal vessels, and optic nerve)

  • Ultrasound technology

  • Laser imaging technology

  • Visual function/field testing

  • Optical coherence tomography

  • Electrophysiology - Testing of the electrical currents generated by the retina. The UF Eye Institute faculty includes a fellowship-trained electrophysiologist.

  • Spectralis - UF Health Ophthalmology at Jacksonville has acquired the latest and most important retina imaging tool, the Spectralis. It is a new diagnostic technology that combines high-speed scanning laser angiography with high-resolution optical coherence tomography. It essentially allows UF Eye Institute physicians to take a picture of the surface of the retina, evaluate its blood flow, and at the same time look three dimensionally underneath the microscopic surface without ever entering the eye. This allows physicians to more accurately diagnosis retina pathology and create a more optimal treatment diagnosis for each patient. Fewer than five Spectralis machines exist in the United States, making the UF Eye Institute unique in its ability to offer this technology for patients with retinal disease.