Family-Friendly Eyecare in Historic Frederick

Serving Patients' Vision Care Needs Since 1985

Office Details

249 East Church Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701
(T) 301-662-6761

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Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm
Wed. & Sat. evenings by appt

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Updates from Dr. Kracher

July 27, 2015
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In effort to bring the most advanced technology available to patients, Dr. Kracher is proud to introduce laser tomography into his practice. Cirrus HD Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a new non invasive technology used for imaging the retina, the multi layered sensory tissue lining the back of the eye.

This instrument is the first technology to allow doctors to see cross sectional images of the retina It utilizes spectral domain technology to capture exquisite high definition of the retinal layers. It has revolutionized the early detection and treatment of eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, pre retinal membranes, optic nerve damage and even macular swelling associated with diabetes and hypertension. Of course this is best achieved by dilating the pupils to look inside the eye.

Pupil Dilation

Dilation of your eyes is a temporary inconvenience however the benefits far outweigh the inconvenience. The pupil of the eye is the "window of the human body". The use of dilation drops temporarily increases the size of your pupils which allows Dr. Kracher to accurately investigate the health of your eyes and many important aspects of your general health. The dilation will diminish after a few hours.

A Dilated Examination Provides:

  • A way to confirm a healthy eye or detect the presence of disease.
  • An overview of the retina, giving your eye doctor a more detailed view than he can achieve by other means.
  • A permanent record for your medical file, enabling your optometrist to make important comparisons if potential problems show themselves at a future examination.