What to Expect
Please arrive at your scheduled appointment time. If you are a new patient, arriving between 10-15 minutes early will allow you time to fill out paperwork. You can also fill out the paperwork prior to your appointment by printing out this document. If you are not comfortable driving after being dilated, we suggest bringing someone who can drive you home.
When you arrive, our office staff will check you in and ensure that we have all of your current health and insurance information. You may sit in our waiting room until one of our technicians call your name.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
OCT is a non-invasive, non-contact camera that obtains an extremely high-resolution, cross-sectional image of the back of your eye. We use these pictures to evaluate, diagnosis, monitor progression, and assess a patient's response to treatment.
In our office, we use a variety of intravitreal medications to treat a variety of conditions, such as wet AMD, diabetic eye disease, and retinal vein occlusions. These medications are introduced directly into the eye through a tiny needle. Before this procedure we numb the eye to ensure complete comfort during the procedure.
We take fundus photos using a non-invasive machine that provides photographs of the back of the eye to help determine the health of your optic nerve, vitreous, macula, retina and its blood vessels.
Laser may be used in office to treat several types of conditions. Dr. Tewari uses a laser light beam on the back of your eye. For conditions that cause blood vessel leakage, this treatment can help to reduce the number of new vessels and seal the existing ones to prevent future leakage.