There are multiple imaging techniques that help assess the structure and function of the cornea, which is the front transparent covering of the eye and an essential component that allows light to pass through and focus along with the lens onto the retina. This allows for a clear and crisp image to be formed. The Pentacam is also for extremely helpful in assessing the anterior segment of the human eye which includes not only the cornea but also the anterior chamber, iris and lens. These advancements in diagnostic eye care are critical for accurately diagnosing and guiding treatment of a wide variety of ocular diseases and conditions.
The Oculus Pentacam HD, which is the superior model of the Oculus Pentacam, with its multiple software updates and applications using Scheimpflug technology, remains a diagnostic tool of choice for clinicals worldwide in evaluating corneal and anterior segment disease. The Pentacam provides an accurate topographical image of the front and back surfaces of the cornea using a painless and fast imaging technique.
The uses of the Pentacam include
- Screening for corneal ectasia in conditions such as keratoconus and other conditions causing surface and stromal or deeper layer abnormality.
- Corneal ectasia monitoring in conditions such as pellucid marginal degeneration and corneal cross linking (CXL).
- Refractive surgery screening and monitoring. Pentacam analysis is used worldwide at the best refractive centers to determine appropriateness, safety and extent of treatment in Photo Refractive Keratectomy (PRK) or LASIK.
- Pre-operative or pre-surgical analysis of the intraocular lens calculations that help guide optimal intraocular lens selection during cataract surgery.
- Use after corneal transplantation in the selective removal of sutures/stitches to achieve optimal visual results.
- Recognition and evaluation of ocular surface disorders that impact vision.