Dr. David Richardson is the Medical Director and Surgeon at The San Gabriel Valley Eye Associates – a state of the art eye care facility offering the most comprehensive and advanced treatment available. Exam rooms are equipped with LCD touch screens that allow for immediate viewing of test results and interactive patient education videos. Dr. David Richardson and his team use a wide range of cutting edge glaucoma testing equipment such as Heidelberg retinal Tomography, Frequency Doubling Perimetry, and SITA Humphrey Visual Field Testing. The team utilizes networked digital photography for immediate images of the retina and optic nerve; and perform in-office retinal procedures with the Argon laser. This modern practice and state of the art technology enhances the excellent care Dr. David Richardson provide to his patients.
Non-Mydriatic Retinal Photography
Requiring only a 4mm pupil diameter, this digital fundus camera uses the Canon EOS 10D preferred by professional photographers for unparalleled clarity of images. Once an image is captured, it can be viewed by the doctor and patient in any of the computer equipped exam lanes.
Zeiss Cirrus HD-SCODI
Our most recent addition! This Scanning Computerized Ophthalmic Diagnostic Imaging device delivers exquisite high-definition images of the ocular structures. Unique HD layer maps and images highlight clinically relevant details for identification and monitoring of specific diseases – all at a glance.
Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer
The Gold Standard for following glaucomatous visual field loss. This computerized perimeter uses the advanced SITA software to detect early visual field loss as well as follow it for glaucoma-specific changes. Newer Glaucoma Progression and Visual Field Index statistical analysis software allows Dr. Richardson to detect changes in vision from glaucoma much earlier than previously possible.
Humphrey FDT Visual Field Instrument
Frequency Doubling Technology (FDT) is able to detect visual field loss earlier then standard perimetry; and the FDT is the most patient friendly perimeter available. Supra-threshold analysis is obtained in 35 seconds and full-threshold testing results are available in 4 minutes.
Technology for The Highly Specialized Canaloplasty Procedure
Dr. David Richardson’s armamentarium for the Canaloplasty nonpenetrating procedure includes:
iTrack™ 250A Canaloplasty micron-scale catheter with illuminating tip, iLumin™ fiberoptic microillumination system, and Mastel PhD II diamond blade surgical instrument.
is a composite, multi-element Canaloplasty microcatheter designed specifically to access small, sensitive spaces within the eye. Its illuminated, atraumatic beacon tip is designed to allow exceptional visibility and trackability, while minimizing the potential for tissue damage.
is a laser-diode based, microillumination system that provides transcleral visualization of the iTrack™ microcatheter beacon tip. It provides direct visualization of the microcatheter location within the ocular anatomy, optimizing surgeon control.
Mastel PhD II Diamond Blade
Considered to be “the most versatile, finest quality diamonds” by many of the most respected glaucoma and cataract surgeons, this super-sharp scalpel allows Dr. Richardson unparalleled control during the very delicate canaloplasty procedure.