Digital Retinal Imaging
What Is Digital Retinal Imaging?
We use Digital Retinal Imaging to screen and monitor changes in the health of the back surface of the eyes.This advanced technology involves taking a high-resolution digital image of your retina, macula, blood vessels and the optic nerve located at the back of your eyes. This assists our optometrists to detect any eye health problems or early signs of disease by looking for any changes over time.
Stephen Daly Optometrist offers Digital Retinal Imaging as part of our complete range of eye examination services.
How does it work?
A retinal scan is completely pain-free. Just like a regular photo, we capture an image using a quick flash as you look through the eyepiece. It then maps the unique patterns of your retina so that our optometrist has a benchmark to compare against in the future, to ensure even the subtlest changes in the health of your eyes over time can be picked up.
A haemorrhage as seen through Digital Retinal Imaging.
What does it do?
It is commonly used for the early detection and management of eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes and hypertension, which we know to be critical in the prevention of eye disease progression and vision loss.
Digital Retinal Imaging can detect changes that relate to macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic eye changes, high blood pressure, melanoma and other conditions. By comparing these images over time, our optometrists are able to monitor the back of the eyes for small changes that may occur.
Advantages of retinal imaging include:
- Safe, quick and pain-free
- High-quality instant digital image
- Baseline for our optometrists to monitor eye health over your life
Do I need Digital Retinal Imaging?
Depending on the health of your eyes, your optometrist might recommend a retinal scan, particularly if you are at risk of a retinal detachment or tear.
The team at Stephen Daly Optometrist pride themselves on having the latest diagnostic tools so that they can see more and ultimately give you and your family the best care possible.
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