At Pacific Eye Doctors, it only takes a minute to capture an image of the inside of your eye with our camera. Your doctor then reviews your retinal photo with you, so you can see exactly the state of health of the tissues. That image is then stored for comparison on future visits. “What do healthy eyes look like inside?” “Am I getting the beginning of macular degeneration?” “Do I have any signs of diabetic damage to my eyes?” “Is it worse than the last time I was in?” Now we can answer these questions and show you at the same time. This aids in the diagnosis, monitoring and management of eye disease, as well as patient education.
Digital Retinal Imaging allows your eye doctor to evaluate the health of the back of your eye, the retina. It is used to detect diseases, such as, Diabetes and Macular Degeneration. It is critical to confirm the health of the retina, optic nerve and other retinal structures.
Many eye diseases, if detected at an early stage, can be treated successfully without total loss of vision. Your Retinal Images will be stored electronically. This gives the Doctor a permanent record of the condition and state of your retina. This is very important in assisting the Doctor to detect and measure any changes to your retina each time you get your eyes examined, as many eye conditions, such as Glaucoma are diagnosed by detecting changes over time.