WEST COVINA, Calif., Jan. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Optometrist Dr. Roger Wu, of Concord Eye Center, announced he now offers specialized eye care services, including advanced diagnostic tests. The Electric RetinoGraphy test, for example, is used to diagnose abnormalities of the retina. This test utilizes cutting-edge technology for the least invasive testing possible. Dr. Wu also offers Prokera and Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) tests for patients in the West Covina area.
Cutting-edge technology is making the diagnosis of eye abnormalities possible with virtually no patient inconvenience or discomfort, announced West Covina optometrist Dr. Roger Wu. These advanced diagnostic tests include Electric RetinoGraphy, Prokera and Visual Evoked Potential (VEP).
ERG tests are used for the diagnosis of retinal diseases and abnormalities, including Retinitis pigmentosa, degenerative retinal conditions, and diseases that display similar symptoms to retinitis pigmentosa. These diseases include Choroideremia, Gyrate atrophy of the retina, Gyrate atrophy of the choroid, Leber's congential amaurosis, Congenital stationary night blindness, Achromatopsia, and Goldman-Favre syndrome.
"The ERG procedure is simple and painless," said Dr. Wu. "It can be performed on individuals of all ages, including children and infants."
During the test, individuals watch a series of different stimuli, including bursts of light (flash ERGs) and changing checkerboard patterns (pattern ERGs). Sensors are placed on the lower eye lid for a minimally invasive test.
Prokera is both a device and technique for a variety of eye diseases, including corneal abnormalities. "Prokera is an innovative treatment technique for diagnosis and treatment of corneal abnormalities," said Dr. Wu. "Prokera helps activate the body's ability to heal."
Ocular diseases cause the eye's surface to become inflamed, leading to pain, scarring and vision impairment. This corneal damage can reduce quality of life, including serious condisionts that may require surgery. According to Dr. Wu, thanks to Prokera, individuals diagnosed with corneal disorders now have a treatment option that reduces downtime and invasive surgery.
Visual Evoked Potential, or VEP, tests help optometrists determine if changes in the brain are affecting a patient's vision. The VEP test is used for people who can't read standard eye charts and is used to diagnosis and evaluate multiple sclerosis.
"Prokera, ERG, and VEP tests have revolutionized the diagnosis and treatment of corneal and retinal abnormalities," said Dr. Wu. "The earlier we diagnose these conditions, the more we can do to preserve vision, reduce patient inconvenience, and enhance quality of life."
Dr. Wu said he has had success treating patients using these diagnostic techniques. The optometrist is one of the only eye doctors in the area who offers these advanced visual diagnostic exams and treatment options. Dr. Wu recommends individuals schedule a diagnostic test to determine whether these treatment options are right for them.
Individuals who would like to learn more about advanced diagnostic visual exams and treatments at Concord Eye Center, including Prokera, ERG, and VEP, can visit http://concordeyecenter.com.
CONTACT: Concord Eye Center, 1-888-667-5235Source:Concord Eye Center