Pentacam for Your Eye Exam and LASIK Practices
Not all technology is created equal. Dr. Mozayeni has done his research to determine the newest and best technology available that will enable him to provide the best patient care and deliver the best results.
In addition to his lasers, Dr. Mozayeni has invested in the Pentacam® system. This piece of equipment allows Dr. Mozayeni to learn everything about your corneas that he needs to know. By looking straight at the green light at the end of what appears to be a long black tunnel the Pentacam can take a “picture” of your cornea. With this picture, Dr. Mozayeni can study the shape, thickness, contour, and structural integrity of your cornea. Providence Eye & Laser Specialist is one of few LASIK practices in the region offering this state of the art micro-imaging technology.
The introduction of the Pentacam allowed Dr. Mozayeni to replace the Orbscan. The Orbscan for many years was the best methodology available to evaluate the cornea for laser. However, it fell short in performance particularly when evaluating thin corneas. It is these patients with thin corneas that the data is most critical.
The Pentacam takes images of your cornea and other structures by using a rotating camera thus producing a 3D photo of the interior part of your eye. When evaluating patients for LASIK one of the key pieces of data is elevation analysis at the center of the cornea, and with this rotating camera, that measurement is very precise. These photos take less than 5 seconds per eye. During this short period, up to 25,000 elevation points on your cornea are measured.