KIES EYE CENTER has moved ahead technologically in the early detection of glaucoma. With the acquisition of the Heidelberg Retina Tomograph and the Ocugene Genetic Test System, KIES EYE CENTER can now diagnose glaucoma years before symptoms become apparent to the patient.
Ocugene is a simple in-office test. One of the KIES EYE CENTER ophthalmologists or an assistant obtains a DNA sample by using two soft-bristled cheek brushes. The DNA samples are then shipped to a testing laboratory for processing.