You may book an appointment with the Nurse to undergo a Humphrey FDT perimeter assessment. This is a screening test for glaucoma involving a grid of squares in an apparatus similar to taking a visual test for a drivers licence. If you are over 40 or have a significant family history of glaucoma, high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid disease, long or short sightedness, migraines, taking steroid medicines or strokes you should book in with one of our nurses to undergo this simple and very effective glaucoma-screening tool. This should be conducted annually.
Audit at Eastmed Doctors by Dr. Helene Winter
A recent audit completed here at Eastmed Doctors by Dr. Helene Winter in association with Dr. Mark Donaldson, Ophthalmologist has found that the glaucoma detection machine that we have here has been hugely successful in picking up early glaucoma and has saved many visions.
Other benefits of having this test
This also has been helpful in picking up cataracts and macular degeneration (a gradual visual loss if picked up early can be prevented from progressing by intervention).