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Corneal Mapping

Corneal topography, also known as photokeratoscopy or videokeratography, is a non-invasive medical imaging technique for mapping the surface curvature of the cornea, the outer structure of the eye. Since the cornea is normally responsible for some 70% of the eye's refractive power, its topography is of critical importance in determining the quality of vision.

The three-dimensional map is therefore a valuable aid to the examining ophthalmologist or optometrist and can assist in the diagnosis and treatment of a number of conditions; in planning refractive surgery such as LASIK and evaluation of its results; or in assessing the fit of contact lenses. A development of keratoscopy, corneal topography extends the measurement range from the four points a few millimeters apart that is offered by keratometry to a grid of thousands of points covering the entire cornea. The procedure is carried out in seconds and is completely painless.  

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Effective on Monday March 23, 2020 we will be reducing our hours of operation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10-2.

Appointments will be limited to ocular emergencies only. Please call ahead to discuss your concerns. You can call us during our hours of operation or email the clinic at drgoods@shawbiz.ca with any questions or concerns. We will be checking emails and phone messages Monday through Friday.

Please DO NOT GO TO THE HOSPITAL WITH EYE RELATED PROBLEMS. After hour support for EMERGENCIES is available by emailing Dr. Kimberley Goods at kimgoods11@gmail.com.

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