The Ocular Disease clinic can help if you have an ocular health issue that is affecting your vision and will take more than corrective lenses to treat. We are well equipped to diagnose and treat a wide variety of ocular diseases including Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, and Retinal detachments.
The Ocular Disease clinic specializes in the treatment and diagnosis of patients with ocular health problems, not just vision problems. Our dedicated team of Optometrists and Ophthalmologists are here to provide specialized treatment and care.
Along with diagnosis and management of ocular health problems, our Optometrists and Ophthalmologists also provide specialized treatments, such as Peripheral Iridotomy for Acute or Narrow Angle Closure, Focal Laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy, and Fluorescein Angiography to map and track improper blood flow through the eye.
We commonly diagnose, treat, and manage the following conditions.
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Age-related macular degeneration
- Various sight-threatening conditions
We use several different instruments that aid the diagnosis and management of ocular disease. Click on a instrument below to learn more.
Fundus photography refers to photos taken of the back of the eye. These help to capture details of the retina and optic nerve that are noted during an ocular health examination.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)is a scanning instrument that uses light waves to image structures of the eye. This is a non-invasive technique that can image and measure microscopic changes or abnormalities.
Visual Field is a test of your peripheral vision. This is a helpful metric in diagnosing and monitoring ocular disease such as glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmic disorders.
Fluorescein Angiography is a dynamic imaging method to view the blood flow and structural integrity of various parts of the eye. This procedure includes an injection of a yellow-colored dye and numerous photographs taken of the retina.
Ocular Disease Facts
3 million Americans have glaucoma, a degenerative disease of the optic nerve.
With early diagnosis and treatment, the disease can be controlled before vision loss or blindness occurs.
Appointments can be made in person or by telephone.
Ocular Disease Clinic
UC Berkeley Optometry
200 Minor Addition
Berkeley, CA 94720-2020
Carl Jacobsen, OD, FAAO
Associate Clinical Professor