Stolte Eye Center
Dr. Keith Stolte of Stolte Eye Center is pleased to offer a new vision test to all patients. The purpose of this test is to provide more comprehensive information and to better monitor the effect of your treatment. The new vision testing system helps Dr. Stolte detect vision deficits, including glaucoma and other neuro-visual disorders.
The Diopsys® NOVA-VEP Vision Testing System is a painless, non-invasive vision test that objectively measures the function of the entire visual pathway from the eyes to the vision center of the brain. The Diopsys® NOVA device does this by using a technology called Visual Evoked Potential (VEP). VEP has been demonstrated to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of many disorders including amblyopia, brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and other vision-related issues such as glaucoma. This test will help provide comprehensive information on vision disorders, and better plan your treatment and monitor the results.
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world, reports the World Health Organization. According to Prevent Blindness America, glaucoma is often called the "sneak thief of sight" because half of all patients who have it do not know it. Many optic nerve disorders are asymptomatic since central vision may not be affected until later stages of the disease. Also, diagnosis and management of optic nerve disorders are often based on structural or visual field tests which are limited in their ability to detect the disease early.
The Diopsys® NOVA-VEP allows Dr. Stolte to objectively assess vision disorders earlier than traditional vision tests because it uses Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) technology and proprietary software to evaluate the entire vision system from the eye to the visual cortex. “VEP is an objective, functional test that can help discriminate between healthy and glaucomatous eyes,” says Alberto González García, M.D., neuro-ophthalmologist and Research Director at Diopsys, Inc., the device manufacturer. Eye care professionals may use VEP in addition to traditional testing methods to enhance diagnosis and treatment.
The Diopsys® NOVA-VEP records the electrical response of a patient’s entire vision system and provides easy-to-read reports that give the doctor a simple way to evaluate optic nerve function. Physicians are able to compare tests over time to track disease progression.
If you would like to make an appointment, please call us at 352-666-9990. We look forward to hearing from you.