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Dr. Hiten Prajapati Introduces Cutting-Edge New Way to Detect Glaucoma

Triangle Eye Care Continues Tradition Of Providing Quality Eye Care To North Carolina


Morrisville, NC -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/09/2015 -- Dr. Hiten Prajapati of Triangle Family Eye Care in Morrisville, North Carolina proudly announced this week the arrival of the latest cutting-edge technological addition to his practice, the Humphrey Matrix 800 Visual Field Analyzer by Zeiss. The Humphrey Matrix 800 is Zeiss' latest innovation in peripheral vision testing as a means of early detection of serious eye conditions such as glaucoma. In giving a quick explanation of how this remarkable device helps his patients, Dr. Prajapati explains, "The Humphrey Matrix 800 by Zeiss is utilized basically to map and check the patient's peripheral or side vision. Since glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve that affects peripheral vision the VFA would pick up any loss of sensitivity in one's side vision if glaucoma is present. It also would check for progression of glaucoma."

Glaucoma is an exceedingly difficult eye condition to detect because it comes on very slowly, and a person often will not notice vision loss until glaucoma has already done significant damage. In commenting on how the Matrix 800 has revolutionized the detection and treatment of this "silent vision thief", Dr. Prajapati says, " The Matrix 800 can detect visual field loss before the patient can detect it in the real world assuming the patient is coming in annually for routine eye checkups. It can detect for progression by comparing the patient's test results to someone in the database their same age that does not have glaucoma."

Dr. Prajapati also notes that patients are quite happy with the new equipment, "Patients appreciate this technology to assess their risk for glaucoma as it requires no drops or awkward positioning into the machine. It also does not have any loud, annoying sounds while taking the test. They also appreciate the Humphrey Matrix 800 because of the extra accuracy and testing it provides. The more testing that can be done before rendering a strong diagnosis like glaucoma the better for the patient and doctor."

Dr. Prajapati considers testing a patient's peripheral vision with the new Humphrey Matrix 800 if the patient has a suspicious optic nerve appearance during a routine exam and/or has glaucoma in their family history, or high eye pressure readings. He also considers these tests if a patient complains of headaches or is taking certain medications for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, that could cause retinal damage with long term use.

When asked to relate a story in which the new Humphrey Matrix 800 helped to save a patient's vision, he had the following to say:
"A patient came in citing that one eye had blurry vision with different color contrast for past 1 week versus his other eye. Nothing could be detected during the dilation exam on the retina but when I ran the VFA I saw loss of sensitivity in part of his field of vision. This told me something is either going on beneath the retina or something is going on in the brain. I sent the patient to the retinal specialist for further testing and it revealed swelling and fluid under the retina near the macula. Proper treatment and management were ensued. "

For more information about the new Zeiss Humphrey Matrix 800 Vision Field Analyzer, contact Dr. Prajapati today.