Pentacam

Not all technology is created equal. Dr. Mozayeni has done his research to identify the newest and best technology available that will enable him to provide the best patient care and deliver predicable optimal results while keeping the patient as comfortable as possible.

The Pentacam performs a complete measurement of the front eye area in less than 2 seconds.

In addition to our lasers, Dr. Mozayeni has invested in the Pentacam® corneal topography 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 Specialists is one of few LASIK practices in the region offering this state-of-the-art micro-imaging technology.

The Pentacam takes images of your cornea 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 and during this short period, up to 25,000 elevation points on your cornea are measured!

Topographic mapping of an irregular corneaTopographic mapping of a normal cornea

Above is an example of what this picture looks like. You can see that it looks like a topography map. And in fact, it is the topography of your cornea, but also much more, as it provides information about corneal thickness, structural integrity and strength.

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