A healthy retina is essential to maintaining clear vision and overall eye function. Retinal photography, also known as fundus photography, is an advanced diagnostic tool that can be used to effectively detect and diagnose a wide range of abnormalities within the retina, the light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye. 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
- Macular Holes
- Vitreous Detachments
Retinal photography can be performed during a retinal exam in Phoenix. Retinal photographs are taken during a simple, non-invasive and painless procedure using a high-resolution camera and a specialized optical system. There is no need to wait for results because our digital camera gives us the images within seconds for review. Your doctor will use our computer software to carefully look at each photo in order to assess the health of the eye.
Photographing the inside of your eyes helps us to see the health of your retina in incredible detail. Many eye problems can develop without warning and progress with no symptoms. Early on, you might not notice any change in your vision. However, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, central retinal vein or artery occlusion, optic strokes, as well as other health problems, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, can be detected with a thorough retinal examination utilizing retinal photography.
It is important for patients to have routine photographs taken so that any abnormalities can be detected as soon as possible. By keeping your photos on record, we can monitor any changes to your eyes when you come to see us next time.
We recommend that all our patients receive this test during their retinal exam. It is especially important for those with a history of high blood pressure, diabetes, retinal diseases, flashes of light, floaters, headaches or other vision/health issues.
To learn more about the benefits of retinal photography or to schedule your retinal exam with one of our doctors, contact Associated Retina Consultants at 602-242-4928 or associatedretinaconsultants.com today.