The Pentacam Scan
The Pentacam Scan is performed for all patients asking for refractive surgery in City Eye Centre at their initial consultation. It is a comprehensive corneal scanner which provides data critical to the planning any laser-surgical- treatment, giving us a proper assessment for refraction and helps in ruling out corneal diseases such as keratoconus (progressive thinning of the cornea) and the depth of any corneal scars. The Pentacam provides a truly accurate measurements of a patients cornea by taking 25,000 true elevation points and provides 3-dimensional analysis of the cornea, including a topographical assessment of both surfaces of the cornea, as well as the corneal thickness and by utilizing information from both the Belin / Ambrósio Enhanced Ectasia Display analyze the data feather more to insure regularity of the cornea and safety of the procedure. Please do not hesitate to contact us at City Eye Centre if you require any further information about the Pentacam.