Lenstar Biometry for Myopia Management
Worldwide cases of myopia have increased dramatically in recent years. Left untreated in children, myopia can become more advanced and increases the risk of diseases such as cataract, glaucoma, retinal detachment and myopic macular degeneration. The eye's axial length is a central measure for assessing the progression of myopia; at Collins Street Optometrists we use the Haag-Streit Lenstar biometer to determine axial length.
As well as measuring axial length, the Lenstar uses previously collected data to provide projections of likely future myopia, incorporating data such as the patient's existing prescription, environmental and other risk factors for myopia. The Lenstar also provides other useful information and customised reports for patient education.
The fee for performing biometry with the Lenstar is $35.95, which includes the presentation and discussion of any relevant reports. This fee does not attract a Medicare rebate.
See our Myopia Management page for information on the assessment and management of myopia in young patients generally. For more information on the Lenstar Biometer and its role in myopia management, click here.