What is Retinal Photography?
The retina is tissue in the back of the eye that includes our “photo-seeing cells.” Although we examine our patient’s retina through various technologies during their comprehensive eye exam, retinal photography is equally important. Retinal photography allows us to have a recorded baseline record of the appearance of your retina, internal blood vessels and optic nerve.
What can it diagnose?
Retinal photography can also be used to document diseases and anatomical abnormalities and monitor them over time. Your retina is the only place on your body where blood vessels can be seen directly. This translates to indicating not only the health of your eye, but overall health as early warning signs of other diseases (such as stroke, heart disease, diabetes) can also be seen in the retina.
Why the Optomap ultra-wide digital retinal imaging system is the best:
Bringing the most advanced technology to our patients, we use the Optomap ultra-wide digital retinal imaging system as part of our comprehensive eye examinations. This camera is unique because it allows the doctor to take photos of the retinal without having to use dilation drops. By incorporating the Optomap into your eye examination, our doctors are able to make well-informed decisions about the health of your eye and your overall well-being.