The Department of Medical Photography/Imaging provides diagnostic ophthalmic services at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai Retina Center. Outside physician referrals are welcome; a written order from the doctor is required, indicating the type of test needed as well as any specific areas of concentration.
Referring physicians should complete the Medical Photography and Imaging Orders Form prior to the patient's appointment, and instruct the patient to bring it with them. All patients with appointments should register with the Retina Center, North Building, 8th Floor.
Pentacam Corneal Topography
The Pentacam® HR is a high-resolution rotating Scheimpflug camera system for anterior segment analysis. It provides crisp images of the cornea, iris and crystalline lens. It measures the anterior and posterior corneal topography and elevation, total corneal refractive power, corneal power distribution, automatic chamber angle measurement in 360°, chamber depth and volume, HWTW, corneal and crystalline lens optical opacities.
Scanning Confocal Microscopy (Specular Microscopy)
The Nidek Confoscan4 is the most advanced instrument of its kind. It is auto-aligning and is not affected by corneal haze and opacities. The one-of-a-kind Confoscan 4 also includes automatic cell-analysis software that detects the number of sides and area of each cell, as well as endothelial cell density, providing real-time in-vivo histology, and full cornea/endothelium/epithelium scans.
The Zeiss IOL Master provides non-contact Axial Length, K's, Anterior Chamber Depth and White to white measurements in a fast and reliable manner. Measurement values provide data for multi formula, and multi lens calculations in a matter of seconds.
Slit Lamp Photography
With magnifications from 6x to 40x, slit-lamp digital imaging in the hands of our expert photographers provides superior documentation of Anterior Segment pathologies and anomalies.
B-Scan Ultrasound, UBM and A-scan
10MHz & 20MHz B-Probes provide high-resolution imaging of the retina and the orbit, with A-scan providing axial length measurements. Precise measurements of intraocular tumors are performed by our highly skilled/trained staff, under the guidance of one of NY's foremost Ophthalmic Oncologists.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Utilizing Heidelberg and Zeiss technology, OCT Spectral Domain Imaging has become the standard of care in Ophthalmology. High definition cross sectional views of the Retina, Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer, Choroid (EDI) and Anterior Segment provide unsurpassed diagnostic imaging.
With recent technological advances in retinal imaging, traditional 20, 30, and 50 degree Fundus photography are still performed, as well as Optos wide field color imaging of the retina. Photographers are certified for most national studies by national reading centers.
Fluorescein Angiography of the retina, and ICG Angiography are performed by certified Angiographers on either Topcon or Heidelberg systems, while the Optos Wide Field System performs strictly Fluorescein Angiography. In addition, Auto Fluoresence is performed on both Heidelberg and Optos systems.
The Department of Medical Photography provides a full range of photographic services including: poster production (printing, layout and design), scanning, photo retouching, photo illustration/product stills, public relations and event photography.