Digital Imaging can assist in the early detection of ocular problems including central retinal diseases, central detachments, holes, thinning, optic nerve disease, pre-cancerous lesions, macular degeneration, hypertensive retinopathy and diabetic retinopathy.
This type of testing also allows us to store these images to compare with the results of future tests so that a complete ocular health history can be generated. This will allow us to see minute changes that we may not have been able to identify without these tests.
We strongly recommend that ALL of our patients receive this test or an Optomap image, so we include it in our full eye examination. It is especially important for those patients who have a personal or family history of high blood pressure, diabetes, retinal problems, headaches, floaters, flashing light streaks, a strong prescription for glasses, diminishing vision, macular degeneration, cataracts or are taking certain medications.