Procedures and Services
Comprehensive Eye Exam: A complete eye examination does more than determine how clearly you see and which lens prescription, if necessary, will give you the best possible vision. Your Ophthalmologist will also evaluate the health and function of your entire eye.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT): This is a non-contact retinal scanning device used to study the anatomy of the retina and optic nerve, and takes a few minutes. Available at Dr. Hoyt's practice since 2003.
Digital photography: Digital photography is performed to help evaluate and document retinal disease, and the optic nerve appearance in glaucoma. A technician will photograph your retina using a digital camera system. The test takes just a few minutes.
Visual Field Testing: This is a test for measuring peripheral field and central vision, useful in assessing glaucoma, vision loss related to stroke, and for evaluating other optic nerve and retinal vascular disease. It does not require pupil dilation and takes approximately 10-15 minutes.
IOL Master: This device, first available in 2000, is one of the most precise instruments available for obtaining the measurements needed to select the desired intraocular lens power to use in cataract surgery. The test takes just a few minutes
Laser Surgery: In office YAG and Green laser surgery for treatment of disorders including glaucoma, secondary membrane following cataract surgery, retinal tears, and diabetic retinopathy.
Electronic medical records: Used exclusively since 2005, with electronic medical prescribing added in 2008. Information legible and readily available whenever needed.
Surgery: Cataract and glaucoma surgery is done at Penobscot Bay Medical Center. The excellent day surgery and operating room staff all have many years of experience. The Alcon Infiniti phacoemulsifier, used for cataract surgery, is the number one device used for cataract surgery worldwide. In 2010, the hospital purchased the latest enhancements to the hardware and software of this device, and also purchased a state of the art Zeiss Lumera T operating mircoscope.