Regular eye examinations are an important step in protecting our valuable sense of sight. It is important to have annual eye examinations that include the clinical evaluation of your retina (back of your eye). Retinal exams involve dilating the pupils and viewing the eyes with a bright light and a special microscope to evaluate the health of the retina, optic nerve and blood vessels that are at the back of the eye.
A healthy retina is essential to maintaining clear vision and overall eye function. During a retinal exam in Phoenix, your doctor will perform a series of diagnostic procedures in order to evaluate the retina for any sign of disease or abnormality. These tests may include Fundus Photography, Fluorescein Angiography, OCT, Visual Field and more.
Your doctor will take the time to discuss the results of your thorough retinal exam, as well as any potential risks of retinal disease with you. Patient education and understanding is a top priority of Associated Retina Consultants, as it often helps patients achieve the most successful outcome.
Retinal photography is an advanced diagnostic tool that can be used during retinal exams to effectively detect and diagnose a wide range of abnormalities within the retina. Retinal photographs are taken during a simple, painless procedure using a high-resolution camera and a specialized optical system. These photographs can be used to evaluate the health of the optic nerve, vitreous, macula, retina and surrounding blood vessels to diagnose conditions such as:
- Macular degeneration
- Diabetic eye disease
- Hypertensive retinopathy
It is important for patients to have routine photographs taken so that any abnormalities can be detected as soon as possible.
If you are due for an eye exam or if you would like more information about retinal exams in Phoenix, contact Associated Retina Consultants at 602-242-4928 or associatedretinaconsultants.com today.