Part of our comprehensive eye and vision examination is the use of digital retinal photography. The procedure is very simple and fast and provides us with a world of information about the interior structures of the eye including the retina, the optic nerve and the very small retinal blood vessels which provide oxygen to these very delicate structures.
The digital retinal camera produces a high quality color digital image and instantly displays it on a large, high resolution monitor. The image presented often detects early changes in the retina and optic nerve. In addition, periodic sequential retinal photos is rapidly becoming the standard of care for monitoring various ocular conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy, and macular degeneration. By performing digital retinal photography, occasionally life threatening conditions can be readily identified such as inflammations of the optic nerve, various ocular and neurological tumors and retinal arteries blocked with plaque (atherosclerotic disease). An additional benefit that this system brings is our ability to e-mail images to other doctors for review when appropriate.