The Keratograph: Dry Eye Diagnosis & Treatment Monitoring


The Karatograph is the most comprehensive ocular surface disease diagnostics tool available. It allows us to provide reliable and timely results in diagnosing our patients with dry eye disease.


Dry Eye Diagnosis

Also known as ocular surface disease, dry eye is a common condition that occurs with aging. There are many methods for diagnosing dry eye. These include slit-lamp examination with and without stains, tear examination, and the ‘paper wetness test’.

The most innovative and accurate diagnostic tool for ocular surface disease is the Keratograph.


What is a Keratograph?

The Keratograph allows the examination of the ocular surface. It also inspects the dynamics of the upper and lower eyelids. It is a corneal topographer that uses an advanced lighting system and a high-density camera.

Combined with computer technology, the camera produces exceptionally detailed digital color images of the eyes. It is known to be one of the most efficient and reliable methods for diagnosing dry eye and other ocular diseases.

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When Is a Keratograph Used?

The primary use of the Keratograph is for dry eye diagnosis and dry eye treatment monitoring. It is also used for examining the meibomian glands and bulbar redness caused by conjunctivitis and other ocular diseases and infections.

The Keratograph diagnosis suits anyone seeking a more comprehensive eye examination, but particularly patients looking for dry eye solutions. Advanced digital imagery allows us to accurately diagnose dry eye for our patients and measure improvements as treatment options are implemented.

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What Else Can a Keratograph Detect?

As well as recording the exact size, shape, and functionality of the eye the Keratograph can be used to detect other abnormalities. 

  • The R-Scan classifies bulbar and limbal redness in eye infections such as conjunctivitis.
  • The Meibo-Scan is used in meibography for the upper and lower eyelid to test for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).
  • The non-invasive TF-Scan is used to examine the tear film break-up time.

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Dr. Julie McLaughlin, our dry eye specialist, is accepting new patients. With the most advanced diagnostic tools and treatment options, Dr. McLaughlin will tailor a care plan to bring relief to your symptoms. Call today to schedule an appointment and get dry eye relief.

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